Arroyo
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Chevrolet invites press to autocross Bolt EV against the GTI

Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:58 am

Chevrolet invited local media and "influencers" to autocross the Bolt EV against the Volkswagen GTI. LA Car's resident SCCA racer accepted the invite, and the results are surprising:

"Lightning Bolt - We autocross the Chevrolet Bolt EV at Santa Anita Park. The end result? Tires torn up, minds blown"
http://www.lacar.com/chevrolet-bolt-ev/

docsavage
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Re: Chevrolet invites press to autocross Bolt EV against the GTI

Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:43 am

Really? You couldn't remember which car was faster? And pictures of the shredded tires referred to in the title? :mrgreen: Not much meat, mostly fluff.

NeilBlanchard
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Re: Chevrolet invites press to autocross Bolt EV against the GTI

Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:29 pm

I would hope that any serious competitive comparison would put proper sticky tires on the Bolt EV.

keijidosha
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Re: Chevrolet invites press to autocross Bolt EV against the GTI

Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:17 pm

NeilBlanchard wrote:I would hope that any serious competitive comparison would put proper sticky tires on the Bolt EV.

Per the article;

"we were greeted by a small fleet of Bolt EVs — some on all-season tires and some on stickier summer tires — as well as a Volkswagen Golf GTI"

A "back of the napkin" course time comparison for each driver;

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LeftieBiker
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Re: Chevrolet invites press to autocross Bolt EV against the GTI

Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:27 pm

It looks like a Bolt with summer tires won.
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