How does the Tesla Model 3 perform on a proper race track?
To find out, we head to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to catch the action of a Model 3 lapping the track from two perspectives.
Drag racing is one area where Teslas often shine, but out on a real track, these electric cars aren't often standouts.
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This first video is in-car footage from the Model 3. Please mind the wind noise, as it's a bit irritating.
Tesla Model 3 on Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. Car handles well and is neutral, but it needs track pads!
The need for some proper tracks pads was well documented by us here:
The video below is filmed from the chase car - a BMW M3 (see what a BMW owner has to say of the Model 3 here) - and its quality is far superior to the first video, though the perspective is entirely different.
Rudy brings his father's Tesla Model 3 to the race track! Video from chase car
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (Club) NORPCA Organization (HPDE/Driving School) Weather: Cool 55deg and dry conditions Chase vehicle: 2016 BMW M3 ZCP
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires OEM brake pads Castrol SRF Brake Fluid No modifications
This might just be the future of trackdays for us car enthusiasts! With performance brake pads this car would be lapping even faster, but this is already a very impressive time for a street car