Submitted by Sudre_ on January 18, 2012
I was reading an article today, http://cars.uk.msn.com/news/850hp-electric-le-mans-racer-revealed
It got me wondering about a few possible racing options.
At a track near me on specific days they allow the public to come to the track and run the 1/4 mile against other people/cars. They usually put cars in classes to make it fair. I do not know how fast the performance Model S can run the 1/4 mile but I think it would be fun to find out. Sadly I can't afford the performance version (wife wouldn't let me get it) Do you think they will ever allow the electric car to compete directly against the ICE counter parts? I think they should.
I am sure Roadster are being raced. Might need to run this one buy that section.
Other thought.... in five years from now with advancements in batteries and swap tech I think the electric car could easily compete in all racing venues against ICE vehicles. Both types of vehicles will have tire considerations and similar fuel needs altho different types. I know they will never be in the US Indy 500 because that race has rule sets to only allow a very specific ICE and drivers have to only know how to turn left :-) what about all the other races?
In reference to the above article, do you think Tesla should start designing their own race car?