Watch World’s Most Epic Tesla Race: Model S, 3, X & Roadster


*Spoiler alert: The winner is a Tesla

We’ve seen vehicles bearing the Tesla badge take on any number of gas-powered competitors over the years. We’ve even seen the occasional race involving a Tesla versus another Tesla. This is the first time, however, we’ve ever seen an example of each model from the California automaker lined up to race each other.

The folks behind the What’s Inside? Family YouTube channel recently took delivery of an original Tesla Roadster. With a Tesla Model X P100D already in their garage and friends with a Model S P100D and a Model 3 Performance, it soon became clear that a little head-to-head-to-head-to-head was in order. With a wide, flat and straight piece of asphalt secured, it was time to see how the family of vehicles match up against each other.

Our regular readers can, of course, guess which of the four Musketeers (all pun apologies) would make it down the stretch of pavement in the shortest amount of time. They might even be able to guess which would bring up the rear. Still, there may remain some amount of mystery concerning the fate of the others.

We don’t know the exact distance that is covered in the contest, though it could be a quarter-mile. It’s certainly long enough to see definitive results. Now, the Model 3 suffered from a bit of windshield damage — the surface was pretty dusty and had bits of gravel about — and may have let off a bit before the actual end of the race. Its fate did seem pretty much determined by that point, though.

If you haven’t already, make your way up to the video at the top of the page, and enjoy!

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17 Comments on "Watch World’s Most Epic Tesla Race: Model S, 3, X & Roadster"

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Well he clearly cannot drive that Roadster.

Surprise, they come in in order of 0-60…

Currently: S, X, 3, Roadster (2008)
In 2020: Roadster (2020), S, X, 3, Y, Roadster (2008)

What about Semi?

To see the Model X, a very very very heavy vehicle, move that fast still is amazing to me – a Model 3 Performance owner.

Doesn’t the model 3 performance have the same battery as the long range 3 at about 80kWh?

P85D would have been a more interesting comparison to Model 3, no?

The point wasn’t to show comparable levels of performance across each line. It was to show what the fastest car in each line could do in comparison to each other.

So I guess 2 AC induction motors (Model S, Model X) beats 2 permanent magnet motors (Model 3) and 2 permanent magnet motors (Model 3) beats one AC induction motor (Roadster).

Model 3 is acutally 1 permanent magnet motor and one AC induction motor (front).

When the model Y is released we have S3XYR

Just saying…

Then they’ll need two versions (SR & LR) of the Model 3, to spell out S3XY3R. 😉

Somebody owes someone a new windshield.

I doubt that the hood paint was left intact as well.

Yeah that brand new 3 is jacked up now. 🙁

RIP white model 3

Show us a real race, not a drag race.

I got to ride in a Roadster at an EV event. It was great, a little scary, but fun. You are so low to the ground that even 40 mph feels fast.