We've become accustomed to seeing the Tesla Model S beat practically every car it lines up against in a drag race, but what about its baby brother, the Tesla Model 3?
The Model 3 is not quite the power-packed electric machine that say a Model S P100D is, but it's no slouch either.
The current version of the Model 3 that's available today is the long-range (310-mile) model with a modest, estimated 306 HP and ~415 pound-feet of torque. That's not even in the same ballpark as the top-of-the-line Model S P100D (estimated torque of 792 pound-feet), but apparently it's enough to scoot the car from 0 to 60 in 5.1 seconds, according to Tesla, or as little as 4.66 seconds in testing conducted by DragTimes.
*Editor's note: We strongly discourage the act of street racing. It's illegal and highly dangerous. Please drive responsibly.
So, it's solid on paper and in controlled tests, but how does the Model 3 perform in the real world? Watch the video to see the V8 beat down.
Tesla Model 3 Smokes V8's at the Street Races!