Tesla Model 3 Dual-Motor AWD vs. Civic Hatchback drag race. The Civic literally has a chimney on the hood.

Tesla Model 3 ridicules Honda Civic with a chimney on the drag strip

Yes, that is a damn chimney on a modified 5th-Gen Honda Civic shamelessly emitting clouds of smoke, making breathing more difficult for every living being on this planet, it’s just getting ready to duel with a Tesla Model 3 Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) on the drag strip.

The heavily modded Civic challenges the Tesla Model 3 AWD which is a non-performance variant with an optional ‘Acceleration Boost’ upgrade that Tesla had offered a while ago for $2,000 — what this over-the-air (OTA) software update does is shove down the Model 3 AWD 0-60 mph launch from 4.4 seconds to 3.9 seconds, in real-world tests even more like 3.7 seconds, Tesla is becoming habitual with sandbagging the numbers, just like Porsche.

The brash Honda Civic driver was arrogantly trying to intimidate the Tesla Model 3 owner, but the serene and quiet Model 3 was preparing for the swift revenge, as both cars slowly reached the start line. A couple of comments under the video best portrayed the situation on the drag race track, as @FelunkaDunk stated:

Like a Chihuahua barking at the big dog on the other side of the fence, then the gate opens!

Another user @Jumpieva hilariously illustrated the situation as follows:

Like 2 dudes in the ring and bell goes off and suddenly you realize it’s Mike Tyson in 1989

The Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD did the quarter-mile in just 11.822 seconds @ 117.19 mph and no one cared what it took the Honda Civic hatch to reach the finish line, the instant torque of the electric Model 3 flowing through dual motors to all 4 wheels of the compact sedan declared it a winner.

Interestingly, the quarter-mile finish time is almost the same as the Model 3 Performance (11.8 seconds) delivered in a recent three-attempt standing start drag race battle with the Porche 911 Carrera S — in all three attempts in that race the Model 3 Performance consistently reached the finish line in 11.8 seconds, a consistency unimaginable in the internal combustion world.

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Iqtidar Ali
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Iqtidar Ali reports on the latest happenings at Tesla and Electric Vehicle forefront. With over 1 decade of experience in website development, he's our IT resource as well.

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