We'll keep this short, since the video in question is only 22 seconds long (and if you watch it below, go ahead and shorten it up by skipping six seconds of b-roll at the beginning). Still, if you've ever wanted to see a Tesla Model S spin out and smoke some tires, then be jealous of Road & Track west coast editor Jason Cammisa, who decided to see if electrons can go in circles recently in Palm Springs.

Yes, we're jealous.



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      • 2 Years Ago
      Hi everyone! I'm doing this awesome challenge to promote Tesla's entrance into the market and their achievements as a car manufacturer, and if I get 1000 likes on my facebook page, I'll shave my head! Please like it and share with friends as I'm sure you love Tesla just as much as I do! http://www.facebook.com/TheTeslaMotorsInnovationRevolutionChallenge/
      mycommentemail
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ok, i8. Your turn.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yes but an electric motor will do a burnout so much better :] And there are noisy electric motors out there too. I prefer the sound of an axial flux motor designed for a sinewave controller running on a 6 step block controller.. super raspy and mean!! Some older eTek motors and modern brushed motenergy axial flux motors sound super vicious too, they scream and growl like a small displacement motorcycle running at 10,000-20,000rpm. But i'll admit, it's an acquired taste, and one only warms up to it with a significant amount of hours piloting something super fast that runs on electrons. I just don't associate the sound of gasoline exploding with going fast anymore. In the future, i don't think your kids will either.
      fefifofum
      • 2 Years Ago
      Uh, yeah, whatever, when I was at Laguna Seca for MotoGP they had an electric race....... Well I'm pretty sure everyone there disagrees with you.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm 2 wheel menace, and I approve this burnout.
      Kurt
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's just not the same :(
      • 2 Years Ago
      If you think about it, it's more of a "pure" burnout than most since all you hear is tire death... No pesky engine sounds to get in the way.
        fefifofum
        • 2 Years Ago
        Umm yeah right. I like this car as much as the next person, but I'll always love the sound of a beautiful motor.
          Tony Kalniev
          • 2 Years Ago
          @fefifofum
          clearly, fefitfotum doesnt know anything about engines and motors to fully appreciate a vehicle in racing form or another. all he/she must know is buy a car and drive it like crazy till they buy another car...care, form and ambition is not in their requirement...
          2 wheeled menace
          • 2 Years Ago
          @fefifofum
          fefi: electric racing has a way to go, to be honest. The low energy density of current batteries is a real limiter. Electric racing will improve along with batteries. Because of the battery limitation, the most efficient controllers and motors tend to be used; this means that not much of the power gets converted to sound. I think in due time as batteries improve, these EVs will be designed to intentionally blow a little power on making noise, because an audible indication of what's going on is definitely missing. Give it a decade.
          EVSUPERHERO
          • 2 Years Ago
          @fefifofum
          Yes I love the sound of ICE with no mufflers. Sarcasm. Actually the ICE is really just noise pollution mixed with regular pollution mixed with total inefficiency. Babies like their rattlers as well but some how they get over it. You get to put 60 dollars a week into your noisy vehicle. Next week the oil corps will give you the same dubious honor to do it again, all while contributing to the trade deficit and Orleans and East coast flooding which you can then pay for through higher taxes to rebuild.
      PICKLEBOY
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is amazing, and actually really cool, but you can't beat the sound of a roaring engine
        2 wheeled menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @PICKLEBOY
        A roaring engine is really an acquired taste - easily acquired because you have had no alternative presented to you most of your life. Axial flux motors on block controllers sound awesome. I hope you get to hear one blowing by you one day :]
      EVdriver
      • 2 Years Ago
      What a pointless BS.
      usbseawolf2000
      • 2 Years Ago
      Not green. :p
        Grendal
        • 2 Years Ago
        @usbseawolf2000
        Greener than a Porsche Panamera or any other luxury sedan which it is comparable to. But probably not greener than buying a used Honda Civic.
      • 2 Years Ago
      SuperCars National Geographic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vV-OXFNKVIM
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