That’s right—it’s old school muscle vs. new-age technology in this unusual burnout competition.

You don’t have to like electric vehicles, but we think you’ll be somewhat surprised by the effort of the Tesla S. Keep in mind, the driver had to pull a fuse to disable the traction control and anti-lock brakes to make the burnout possible. That’s because electric vehicles aren’t factory-designed to throw down the power and torque of a 1968 Firebird—at least not yet.

As much as we’re impressed by the amount of torque and tire-smoke generated by the Tesla, we can’t get over the naked, high-pitched squeal of the tires. (It sounds like a flock of pterodactyls doing angry pterodactyl things.) We still much prefer Firebirds in this case.

What do you think?


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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.