05 Mar Tesla Model 3 Performance vs. Porsche 911 GT2 RS drag race
Mar 05, 2019 | by Iqtidar Ali
You want to see the best of the internal combustion engine (ICE) and electric drivetrain drag race against each other? — Tesla Model 3 Performance vs. Porsche 911 GT2 RS is what you get in the following video by Nico Rosberg.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS is a thoroughbred race car built for the kill on the track, a 2 door, 2 passenger, rear-wheel drive loaded with a 3.8-liter turbocharged flat-6 engine; 700 hp, 553 lb-ft; 7-speed automatic transmission — starting price: $294,250.
Car And Driver describe the GT2 RS in their beautiful overview as:
The brutal GT2 RS is the chainsaw of the 911 lineup compared with the scalpel-like GT3. Its 700-hp twin-turbo flat-six drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic for a claimed 2.7-second zero-to-60-mph time—conservative, we think—and powered this fastest-ever 911 to a record lap at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Steering is laser direct, and the rear slides—controllably—if directed; the brakes are amazing, with no fade present during repeated high-speed stops on track.
Tesla Model 3 Performance, on the other hand, is a 5 passenger, 4-door sedan, all-wheel drive with a 0-60 mph of 3.2 seconds, this top-tier variant of the Model 3 is tweaked for performance but not originally born for the track — price: $58,000.
Let’s watch who emerges as the winner of this intense drag race made more interesting by Nico’s awesome YouTube, video editing and hosting skills.
Yep, the result is surprising — Model 3 Performance wins by a small margin but that counts a lot in a drag race, another gas guzzler slain by a premium electric performance vehicle, not to forget you can buy almost 5 Tesla Model 3 Performance for the price of one Porsche GT2 RS, just plain crazy.
Nico originally planned to drag race the GT2 RS with an Energica electric motorcycle but the karma stepped in and Model 3 Performance made history. The video above does not provide a drag race stats slip the fate is sealed for the ICE beast.
The video is aesthetically shot in Monaco’s scenic harbor, perhaps the most stunning drag strip of the world, drone shots also make the video more adorable.
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