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This Tesla Model X Takes on a Chevy Camaro in Tug of War Challenge

A Chevy Camaro challenged a Tesla Model X in a head-to-head old fashioned tugging match.


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Normally, when Tesla vehicles take on challenges, their owners are the ones making the challenges. And they're also typically pitted head-to-head against another electric vehicle. This challenge completely changes that. 

In the latest video from Tesla Trip, the Tesla Model X owner takes on a tug-of-war challenge from a Chevy Camaro 350 IROC-Z. While this isn't the first time the electric vehicle goes up against an American muscle car, it's certainly one of the most interesting. 

The two cars get tethered together as the anticipation builds, and then both cars take off in opposite directions. The tension builds as both cars throw their gears in drive. After a few seconds of squealing tires, the IROC-Z gets dragged several feet by the Model X which barely seemed affected by the classic Chevy. 

Tesla fanboys were quick to chalk this up as a public win against a heavy engine. Chevy fans don't completely buy the Tesla's victory, however. The top comment on the YouTube video is from user Alfred nonymous who said "There's plenty of derp to go around here. One, the Tesla outweighs the Camaro. Two, the X is AWD, Camaro is RWD. Three, the X is pulling the Camaro sideways so there are two different traction planes being messed with, not just one on the Camaro. Four, electric motors have immediate torque. Gas engines have a torque curve that peaks."

Another user noted that while the win was inevitable due to the sheer weight of the Tesla, the off-centered tow strap might've also played into the Chevy's loss. 

"With that advantage, I could probably beat the Camaro with my Nissan Leaf," said user David Allen. 

The only way to solve these issues could be another rematch, so we're hoping for a follow-up video of these two popular cars going head-to-head. 

Via: Tesla Trip

This Tesla Model X Takes on a Chevy Camaro in Tug of War Challenge

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