Insane 1500HP Twin Turbo Chevy Silverado vs. Tesla Plaid – Drag Racing

March 2nd, 2022

Everyone wants a piece of the latest champion of the production car lineup. Surprisingly, this slot is currently being held by an innocuous looking, all-electric, all-wheel drive sedan from North America. Propelled by three electric motors, the Tesla Model S Plaid is capable of producing 1,020hp and accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2-seconds. Typical quarter-mile elapsed times are in the 9-second range. This one is bone stock, including a full interior. Only the front license plate has been removed.

Taking on the Plaid today is an insane 2004 Chevrolet Silverado stepside pickup. Like the Tesla, the Silverado is all-wheel drive. That’s where the similarities end. Far from stock, this Chevy is powered by a twin turbocharged 7.0-liter LSX V8 engine that can make upwards of 1,500hp. The transmission is a Rossler Racing TH400 automatic. Amazingly, the transfer case, front axles and front suspension are all stock.  Interestingly, the Silverado weighs nearly 1,000-pounds less than the Tesla sedan. By the way, this truck holds the record for fastest all-wheel drive Silverado in the quarter-mile (8.30-seconds).

On the agenda today is a heads-up drag race to 1,000-feet. My prediction? It’s about to get ugly for the Tesla.

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