Watch a race between two Teslas: One on the street, one in a Boring Company tunnel

Cal Jeffrey

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As you can imagine, it was no contest. Having no stoplights or speed limits to contend with the tunneled Tesla reached a top speed of 127 mph and reached the destination three minutes and eight seconds before the one driving topside. In fact, it arrived before the street-bound car even got through the first traffic light.

The race was not a competition but more of a promotion for the Boring Company’s tunnels and a celebration of its first real project. On Wednesday, the company won a $48.6 million contract to build twin tunnels beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center (the LVCC Loop). The project is scheduled to be finished in time for the Consumer Electronics Show in 2021.

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Satish Mallya

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Hmm. My understanding was that they'd use 'sleds' on rails. This doesn't look like that though.

A breakdown, crash, or even just a flat tire is going to be a real problem if the vehicle is self-propelled in the tunnel.
 
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Steveb8189

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Hmm. My understanding was that they'd use 'sleds' on rails. This doesn't look like that though.

A breakdown, crash, or even just a flat tire is going to be a real problem if the vehicle is self-propelled in the tunnel.
They'll use capsules that are pulled through a near vacuum. This is nothing more than a staged show of a car driving through a tunnel...
 
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