Tesla Model 3 shows up at local street race and blows away competition

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  1. gene

    gene Moderator

    May 19, 2016


    As Tesla begins to ramp Model 3 deliveries to customers across much of the U.S., one enterprising new owner has taken their vehicle to the local street races in the San Francisco Bay Area, in jest that Tesla’s entry-level car can blow the socks off of gas-burning V8s.

    Though the folks at Bay Area Racing rally in support of legal racing venues in the Bay Area, according to its website, the group recently posted a video that shows a Tesla Model 3 going heads up against a Pontiac G8 GT in a local street race.

    A Model 3 in Midnight Silver Metallic color with Tesla’s range-boosting aero wheels can be seen lining up against a gurgling Pontiac G8. In a traditional gesture that signals the start of a street battle, the flagger throws his arms down, followed by both cars accelerating down what appears to be an industrial street.

    Tesla is currently producing the Long Range Model 3 that’s capable of traveling 310 miles on a single charge. Available only in a single motor, rear-wheel drive configuration at the moment, the all-electric compact sedan is marketed as having a 5.1 second 0-60 mph performance figure. By comparison, the Pontiac G8 GT with a 6.0-liter OHV V-8 that pumps out 361 hp can accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill in 5.3 seconds, according to performance testing by Motor Trend.

    However, based on Tesla’s track record of voluntarily underreporting range and performance figures, independent tests reveal that the Model 3 is in fact much quicker than what Tesla claims. DragTimes revealed that the Long Range Model 3 in a single motor configuration can rocket from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds.

    With CEO Elon Musk confirming that a dual motor performance variant of the Model 3 is coming with Ludicrous mode, one can only imagine the level of ‘hard core smackdown‘ new Model 3 owners will be unleashing on their unsuspecting opponents.

    Source: InsideEVs

    Article: Tesla Model 3 shows up at local street race and blows away competition
  2. aquadoggie

    aquadoggie Member

    Sep 14, 2017
    See now that's just funny. I'm not a performance guy by any means, but that makes me feel good.
  3. robinrhaney

    robinrhaney New Member

    Oct 26, 2017
    Just saw video of a Model 3 dyno tested at 391bhp, way more than official numbers, so with the torque profile advantage on top this race would not even be interesting
  4. hoskme

    hoskme New Member

    Dec 26, 2017
    )-60mph for the Performance (Ludicrous equipped) Model 3 in the 3 second range is what I\'m expecting from Tesla - and I\'ll bet Drag Times and other real world testing will prove it\'s even faster (like 2.8)
  5. gerhard.hauer57

    gerhard.hauer57 New Member

    Nov 19, 2017
    Despite maybe a remote location this seems to be a public street WITH traffic.So: assholes at work here.

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