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Will A 1200HP C8 Corvette Be Enough To Beat A Tesla Model S Plaid?

The Tesla Model S Plaid has gained a reputation among internet enthusiasts as a formidable contender in drag racing, often outperforming gasoline-powered supercars priced twice as high. Equipped with three motors, the Model S Plaid boasts a total output of 1,020 horsepower and 1,420 Nm of torque.

In a recent carwow video, Mat Watson and his team got their hands on a 1,200hp C8 Corvette for a drag race against a modified Model S Plaid featuring Koenigsegg carbon fiber aero enhancements at the front and rear, and a parachute.

The C8 Corvette is powered by a 6.2-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that has been tuned to produce 1,200 horsepower and 1,491 Nm of torque. Notably, the vehicle’s performance is further optimized for rear-wheel-drive (RWD) drag racing with the replacement of the wheels.

Will the C8 Corvette be able to use all of its power and beat the Tesla or will it be another easy win for the Model S Plaid? Watch the video to find out!