Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Race Challenger, Model X, Model S


How do these three Teslas fare at the drag strip?

Colorado-based YouTuber Erik Strait (DAErik) is back out at Bandimere Speedway, this time with his Tesla Model 3 Performance, a Model X 100D, a Model S P100DL, and a Dodge Challenger. Bandimere — known by the NHRA as Thunder Mountain — is located partly up the Rockies in Morrison, Colorado, not far from Denver.

As we noted before, Thunder Mountain’s ~ 5,814-foot elevation gives a nice advantage to EVs. Traditional ICE cars will find performance hindered at higher altitudes due to the thinner air. This problem may be able to be solved by way of a turbocharged or supercharged engine, though the best solution is to drive a Tesla!

In the first race, the Tesla Model 3 Performance faces off against the Model X 100D. You can probably guess how that one turns out. Next up, the 3P lines up next to a Dodge Challenger R/T, which is powered by a 375-horsepower Hemi V8. We won’t spoil that one for you either, however, we will say that if you’re a Tesla fan, you’ll be happy with the results.

The final race features Erik in his Tesla Model 3 Performance versus a Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous. You’ll have to watch to see what happens in that one. Let’s just say, we think they’ll be doing it over again very soon.


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What was that noisy thing on the right in the second race ?

I heard something about a “Challenger”?

Maybe it was a Challenge to make it go that fast? (14+ Seconds, vs. Model 3 running sub 12’s!)

That type of machine was invented in the late 19th century. It burns dead dino juice for power, and belches noxious, stinking sooty smoke out the back. Those machines had to have a bunch of Rube Goldberg devices added to them to keep the engine from either melting or tearing itself apart, and had to have a special noise reduction system in the exhaust to keep them from being deafening. You also had to keep adding oil to them periodically, so it was practically impossible to keep the engine clean.

Believe it or not, this sort of thing was once a common method of transportation! 😯

Don’t know if it’s true but I hear that the stuff that came out of the back was so poisonous that people could kill themselves in minutes if they left it running in a closed space like a garage.

Don’t know if it’s true but I heard that indoor car auctions required the vehicles to be in neutral and pushed by humans engine off.

What a crock. There’s no way someone would buy a car that spews noxious fumes that would kill people. That’s called suicide. It would make our air foul and destroy the environment all while contributing to global warming.

What sensible humans would participate in such nonsense?

Tesla should be careful. They don’t want it to look like their cheaper model 3 has better performance than their higher priced vehicles. If I was looking to by a Tesla at this point the Model 3 appear to be the better performance value.

Model 3 is a much better value than Model S, due to different batteries and product launches. When Tesla introduces the 2nd gen Model S, it will likely have more differences.

Model S P100DL+ is 1 sec quicker at 1/4 mile than Model 3P. But what time gutted M3P will give?

Compared to a gutted P100DL, probably about a second slower.

The M3P driver is consistent and pretty good. Makes a huge difference in the results.

I owned a Challenger RT ..Beating it in a drag race was no big accomplishment at 4200 lbs and 37hp,it wasn’t very fast.But,it was very comfortable and looked cool.

Jest think what it would be like owning a model 3 which looks cool and IS fast and very comfy!

Hearing the Dodge Challenger and seeing it so far behind reminds me of the Shakespeare quote “full of sound and fury signifying nothing”

I thought they said that about Trump….

Best part is the infant carrier bracket in the rear seat.

How many of those do you see at the drag strip?