Outlandish 2014 Corvette Stingray vs. Tesla Model S comparison

By Peter Chubb - Jun 17, 2013

There are just a handful of American cars that have reached an iconic status, and the Corvette is one of them, but its success grew when Chevy introduced the Sting Ray version back in 1963. Since then we have seen many variants, although some of them have not shared in the beauty; this has not stopped the company from trying to recapture that special something.

General Motors and Chevrolet believe that the 2014 Corvette Stingray is that special model, because they have worked hard over the past few years to make the necessary improvements, but the question is, will it be able to live up to the hype, and will it be able to hold its own against some of the truly memorable Corvettes we’ve seen over the years?

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It’s clear that the new model has generated a mixed reaction, and we can understand why that it, because while the C7 is said to offer far better handling, an improved interior and superior performance than previous models, we find it outlandish that people have been comparing the 2014 Corvette Stingray against the Tesla Model S.

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Okay, so we know that the Tesla Model S has similar performance and more advanced technology than the C7. However that does not make it a better vehicle, as it caters for a different market. The Model S will get you where you need to go, much better and faster than you could ever dream of in a Nissan Leaf, but it’s never going to compete with the 2014 Corvette Stingray in everyday tests, as you have to be so careful with how often you plant your right foot to the floor, or even listen to music and have the A/C on, as these all affect the Model S range.

There are pros and cons for both models, but let’s face it, they are hardly competing in the same market. We love what Tesla has done with the Model S, and has shown us what is possible with an electric vehicle, but come on, we are talking about the Corvette Stingray, and the 2014 model at that. There’s no denying that the C7 is the most advanced model from the iconic brand yet, and we’re sure it will not take you long to get over those tail lights, although if you cannot then there is an Italian company who send you a traditional rear light setup, although it will come us a complete rear fender. Having said that, personally I prefer the new light set up.

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  • Jeroi

    Well isn’t ignorance that drives this country? sure seems like it. Here we are comparing two cars that are not in the same class. They are both great cars. The stingray I view as a second car to have fun with whereas the Tesla would be my daily drive(that I would have fun with). Where are the bad ass diesel hybrids that have been winning the 24hr of Le Mans? after all people have the same view of diesel vehicles or should I say ignorance. When it comes to fueling, I would say neither should be a choice. Cruede oil will have a limit and is expensive, electric is cheaper for the consumer but will ruin our planet even more. So which is better? There should be a 24hr race between the stingray and the Tesla!!!!!!! on a track and one on a busy freeway with a carpool lane!!!

  • QKodiak

    I 100% disagree. You do not have to worry about the AC or heater or infotainment systems in a Model S because it has a massive range. In day to day driving (95% of the time), you have far more range than you’ll ever need. Only on extended road trips (more than 3 hours of driving) would you have to be more watchful of your electron usage. That’s not much of an issue to most owners who learn their cars and get the most out of them, unlike reviewers who just drive it without a real knowledge of the car.

    This shows your ignorance and assumption that these things do not affect the range of gasoline-powered cars. They do. It’s just not as critical because there are hundreds of thousands of gas stations. With the Tesla Model S, any owner will be able to travel almost anywhere in the nation. The recently upgraded Superchargers (90kW to 120kW) which will blanket the nation in two years are free to use and give about 200 miles of charge per half hour of charging. It’s like BMW paying for your gas on any trips over 200 miles. The catch is you have to spend some time there.

    It’s a tradeoff that is well worth it to most people once they experience it. The slight inconvenience on road trips is outweighed by never having to stop at a gas station (and spend $50) and always waking up to a full charge. Just stop and imagine that…

    The car itself is awesome and speaks for itself. Just read all the glowing reviews. Take a test drive. You’ll fall in love too. It truly is the future.