Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Race McLaren 570s


Let’s see how the Tesla Model 3 Performance fares against this tough challenger.

According to The Fast Lane Car, the 2018 McLaren 570S would likely be very tough for the Model 3 to beat if the race was at sea level. However, this particular matchup took place at Bandimere Speedway, which is situated about a mile up. Bandimere – otherwise known as Thunder Mountain – is located in Morrison, Colorado near Lakewood. Is the thin air enough to give the McLaren a disadvantage?

The rear-wheel-drive 570S is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 that churns out 562 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. It is known to pull off a 10-second quarter mile at sea level and commands a 3.2-second zero-to-60-mph sprint.

The dual-motor, all-wheel-drive Model 3 Performance delivers 450 horsepower and 471 pound-feet of torque at the wheels. Tesla says it travels to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, though some people have already proven that it can achieve the metric in less than 3.2 seconds, which is right on target with the 570S. TFLCar tells us that the Model 3 Performance will do an 11.8-second quarter mile at sea level. In this race, it proves that the thinner air doesn’t impact it like it does the McLaren. Nonetheless, it’s a very close race.

Watch the video to see which car comes out ahead.

Video Description via TFLCar on YouTube:

( ) A Tesla Model 3 Performance with AWD takes on a McLaren 570s at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison Colorado.

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So as long as the stoplights are 1/4 mile apart minimum and it’s at sea-level, the Mclaren wins every time..

Performance Model 3 is so heavy 4120lbs or 1870kg. That’s too much. Dual motor version is 4072lbs. Long range is 3814lbs.
To compare Model 75D is 4608lbs.

Slow start for the McLaren. Almost deliberate.

That was really pathetic.

I guess whoever was in the McLaren can’t drive their car.

Or was throwing the race. Some turbocharged cars can altitude compensate which would reduce or eliminate the altitude effect. Nevertheless, this was a sedan against a near supercar; the Tesla’s are game changers for sure.

I saw 6 Model 3s today in my town, half of them driven by suburban soccer mom’s (no offense soccer moms). How often do you see a McLaren driving around town? Pretty soon, Model 3s will be as common as Camrys and Accords. Boring…

Boring…? You don’t say?!?!

(Boring Co. Will use Model 3 Motors for their Platforms, Cabs, or whatever they call them!)

Did you Happen to spot a Soccer ball in any one of them

Not boring, terrific. But not an affordable EV to challenge gas cars in the same size class, except the Germans, Cadillac, and high end Japanese cars. This will become more challenging as the tax credits phase out.

In the Bay Aerea they are already as common as new Camrys and Accords.

We were in Oslo, Norway earlier this year, with no exaggeration, about 1/3 of the cars were Tesla’s. I think they are aiming at by 2025 all new car sells will be electric. Has to do with cost of gasoline and the environment – so they say. If I remember correctly, a couple other European countries had same goal.

The McLaren starts 2 seconds after. The guy totally sleeped on the start…