Watch Tesla Model 3 Race Pontiac Firebird Trans Am


The Tesla Model 3 struts its stuff at the strip.

Who would have guessed we’d be sharing drag racing videos featuring the Tesla Model 3? The Model S just makes sense, especially since its performance version is the quickest production car on the road today and it has built up a solid reputation. Then came the Model X P100D, which is a little strange to see on the drag strip, but it fares well. Thus far, only the Long Range rear-wheel-drive Model 3 has been released, and still, it’s already holding its own.

People expect the Tesla Model S to be a tough car to beat. But, when a cute, little Tesla Model 3 shows up at the strip to face these ICE sports cars, we can only imagine the laughs. That is … until the race is over. Just wait until the Model 3 Performance starts showing up. Moreover, unlike its larger Tesla siblings, the Model 3 stands to fare better on the winding track, too. It’s lighter and more agile than the S and X and seems less likely to overheat.

Ok, place your bets … Model 3 or Trans AM? Watch the video to see if your assumption is correct.

Video courtesy of Drag Racing and Car Stuff on Youtube

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The, Trans Am trapped 111mph. Should easily do mid 12’s with proper traction. A 10mph trap speed difference is about 100HP. With as close as the ET’s where, with several runs, I’m sure the Trans Am would have had the quickest run of the day between the 2 cars.

Trans am was modded for drag racing unlike model 3 LOL but I see your point.GO TESLA GO DESTROY DIRTY GAS GUZZLERS AND DIESELS LOL CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS thanks

That Firebird sounds like it’s breaking..

At least Struggling to get started!

Sweet. But what I really want to see is a P3D on the track running circles around an M4 🙂

Alternate headline
“Watch a modified Trans-Am built for drag racing still lose to the slowest stock Tesla ever made”


The standard Model 3 with the large battery is rated at 0-60 in 5.1 sec. The Tesla semi is rated at 0-60 in 5 sec. Love to see the Semi beat the Trans Am.

Yeah, that was me in my 2nd run down the drag strip (another article showed my first run against a Range Rover).

I later spoke to the owner of the Trans Am and he said he’s been having trouble with the rear end – and if you look close and listen, you can tell. On the next run, he didn’t have that trouble and beat me by a bit.

Still, it was loads of fun getting that car up over 100MPH. On the inside, it sounds like the old starship Enterprise winding up 🙂