Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Race Tesla Roadster


How does a Tesla Model 3 Performance fare against an 8-year-old Tesla Roadster?

As far as we can tell, this may be the first matchup between Tesla’s oldest car and newest car. We don’t generally see races including the original Tesla Roadster all too often these days, while races with the Tesla Model 3 Performance are becoming commonplace. At first guess, we’d say the new Model 3 Performance would absolutely smoke the old Tesla, but who really knows for sure how it will all play out?

To our surprise, it’s not so cut and dry, at least from the get-go. However, as the seconds fly by, the tables turn. We can’t wait to see upcoming races involving the all-new Tesla Roadster 2020. It will be a rarity to find anything to beat that car. Perhaps, by that time, Porsche and some other companies will have worthy rivals, but we’re not holding our breath. For now, we get to watch Tesla’s popular new sedan impress.

Video Description via Vivianna Van Deerlin on YouTube:

Tesla Model 3 Performance vs Tesla Roadster Sport

Atco Dragway 9/14/2018 Model 3 Performance vs 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport (performance version of the Roadster)

Model 3P: 11.838 sec @ 114.02 mph with reaction time 0.955

Roadster: 12.959 sec @ 101.13 mph with reaction time 0.496

This was first drag race ever for both drivers

Roadster pulled ahead at first, but Model 3 won in the end by 0.6623 sec


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Looks like Model 3 Reaction Time – being slower by about 0.5, made it look slow, at first, but it clawed it’s way to the lead in the Quarter, hitting the Trap at the end, first! If Reaction times were closer, it could have been about 1.1 Seconds Faster!

So – about $25,000 or More “Less Expensive”, Plus – Seats up to 3 More People, Has a Much Bigger Trunk, *AND* – a Frunk … And Still Whips Butt!

Considering they are about a decade apart, anything else would have been a serious disappointment I’d say…


Believable that it’s their first drag race… because their cars weren’t festooned with GoPros 🙂

Apart from a couple of start-ups with questionable credibility, I’m pretty sure Rimac is the only maker that will have something potentially matching the next-gen Roadster at the time it comes out… No doubt Porsche and other legacy makers will try to compete at *some* point — but it doesn’t look like that will be any time soon. Even if they started some super secret development programs when the Roadster was unveiled, they’d surely be years behind.

A “joke” that sells some 300,000 cars per year (current running rate) now. Some of the best cars money can buy. But yeah, it’s all a joke.

The jokes on you.