Here’s a very fascinating collection of drag races between three variations of the Tesla Model 3 – Customary Vary Plus (RWD), Lengthy Vary (AWD) and Efficiency (AWD) – carried out by carwow within the UK.
Clearly, we all know which model is faster, however the variations between them, particularly at greater beginning speeds, is perhaps stunning.
“So the drag could also be a foregone conclusion, however how concerning the different challenges? In spite of everything, there’s solely £16,000 between the Customary and the Efficiency, so will the Lengthy Vary or Customary Plus be capable to reel within the Efficiency?”
From a standstill, the Efficiency model gained with a noticeable benefit over the Lengthy Vary, however not as massive as between the Lengthy Vary and Customary Vary Plus.
1/4 mile outcomes:
- Efficiency (AWD), 457 hp and 660 Nm: 11.7 seconds
- Lengthy Vary (AWD), 367 hp and 510 Nm:12.2 seconds
- Customary Vary Plus (RWD), 296 hp and 450 Nm: 13.8 seconds
When ranging from round 30 mph (48 km/h) the Efficiency jumped forward, however total the distinction between the Efficiency and Lengthy Vary was smaller.
At round 50 mph (80 km/h), the distinction additional decreased (SRP was nearer additionally) and at round 110 mph (177 km/h) the Lengthy Vary really caught the Efficiency model and handed it!
The ultimate check, at round 70 mph (113 km/h), was weird as a result of the Lengthy Vary Tesla turned out to be the quickest (barely)!
In different phrases, the Lengthy Vary may even have related or higher acceleration in a pace vary wanted to overhaul.
One other shock is the braking check as a result of the Lengthy Vary (AWD) model wanted a touch shorter distance than the Efficiency model, which was purported to have stronger brakes. Perhaps different elements affected the outcomes (tires, temperature)
The Customary Vary Plus, which is the lightest, famous the shortest stopping distance.