17 Sep Tesla Model 3 Performance takes on Tesla Model X P100DL, McLaren 570S and a Camaro SS in 1/4 mile drags
Sep 17, 2018 | by Iqtidar Ali
Even without the ‘Ludicrous Mode’, Tesla Model 3 Performance version is creating some jaw-dropping scenes at the drag race circuits.
Erik Strait took a Tesla Model 3 Performance for a few 1/4 mile drag races and the results were really impressive — racing a Tesla Model X P100DL, Model 3 lost by a difference of only 0.1 second.
According to Erik, Model X and Model 3 were charged to 75% and 98% respectively before the race began. The thing to remember here is that the Model X was is a Performance 100 kWh Dual-Motor in Ludicrous Mode (P100DL).
Later in the video we can see that the Dual-Motor Tesla Model 3 Performance smoked an old souped-up car (customized for drag racing) and a Chevrolet Camaro SS which is not a stock vehicle as well.
Camaro SS lost the 1/4 mile drag race to the Model 3 Performance by 1.093 seconds — a full second difference means a lot in a quarter-mile drag.
Previously an RWD Model 3 broke it’s own quarter-mile record set by Motor Trend testing team. The best quarter mile finish by a Rear-Wheel Drive Model 3 is 13.330 sec @ 104.07 mph.
Model 3 Performance is on a whole new level of when it comes to acceleration — in the three drag races in the above video Erik’s Model 3 Performance finished the quarter-mile in 11.762 sec @ 115.2 mph which is truly reflects Tesla‘s design and engineering excellence.
In a previous attempt Erik also took the Performance Model 3 to the dragway to race against a McLaren 570S Spider which is a purpose built racing machine that costs around $200,000 — the price of two Performance and one Standard Model 3.
However in two attempts Erik was able to get as close as possible and lost by the difference of 0.167 second and 0.208 only.
I’ll let you people be the judges, watch the Model 3 Performance vs McLaren 570S drag race below and explode your thoughts in the comments section underneath.
Featured Photo by Erik Strait / TeslaInventory.com