Tesla Model 3 Races Model S 75D & P100D – Video

1 month ago by Steven Loveday 5

This video is further proof that the Tesla Model 3 (Long Range, rear-wheel drive) is a bit faster than Tesla has let on.

Interestingly, the Model 3 fares pretty well against its more powerful siblings in this drag racing video. Keep in mind that the automaker has yet to release the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive performance version of the Model 3, which will also feature Ludicrous Mode.

Tesla Model 3

Not too bad for the Tesla Model 3

We recently shared Drag Times’ video clocking the current iteration of the Model 3 at an impressive 4.66 seconds from zero-to-60 mph. According to Tesla, the car can pull it off in 5.1 seconds. Though it may not seem like a lot, nearly a half-second better is huge when it comes to such stats.

As you can see in the above video, Drag Times’ number wasn’t matched, but still, zero-to-60 mph in 4.9 seconds exceeds manufacturer specs once again. The cold weather is probably the number one factor in the slower performance.

Both the Model S 75D and, of course, Tesla Racing Channel’s gutted P100D easily overtake the Model 3. However, Tesla’s single-motor, entry-level sedan makes a solid showing.

In fact, in the race against the 75D, the lighter Model 3 catches up at the end, cutting its loss to only about a half-second behind the Model S. The Model 3 tops out at 82.07 mph for the 1/8-mile, compared to the 75D’s 83.80.

Video Description via i1Tesla on YouTube:

The Model 3 may be slower than the Model S, however it still pulled 4.9 seconds in the cold going in 0 to 60 mph!

We took our Tesla Model S 75D to race the Model 3 long range battery.

Also invited Charles from the Tesla Racing Channel from YouTube. What a perfect day. It could have been warmer. More to come.

Source: Teslarati

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5 responses to "Tesla Model 3 Races Model S 75D & P100D – Video"

  1. Pjwood1 says:

    Really? Even though the low-weight Model 3 would likely crush its sibs at a race track, we’re still going to the drag strip.

    Ugh.

    1. L'amata says:

      The all wheel Drive gives the “S” a Big advantage even though it’s Heavier .. A Model 3 with all wheel drive will blow the doors off a S-75 D….As Arnold would say, “Hear me now & believe me Later”…Yaaaaaaaa

  2. Will says:

    High insurance premiums for everyone

  3. MTN Ranger says:

    FYI, this is the same car and dragstrip as in the previous Mustang video. Bummer, I saw the invite to attend, but it’s a two hour drive away.

  4. ModernMarvelFan says:

    Well, the Model 3 is much lighter so it helps in the drag racing.

    I think Model 3 will beat the Model S/X in the corners for sure. That is where the weight saving is key.

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