The Tesla Model 3 Efficiency is one heck of a, nicely, performer and has introduced electrical vehicles to an entire new degree.
This clip was filmed at a drag strip within the U.S. and exhibits the Model 3 racing a Yamaha R6 superbike. It was shortly shared on-line by an EV fanatic web site that can go unnamed. The web site boldly exclaims the bike can not match the tempo of the Mannequin three and whereas the Tesla did win, there’s greater than meets the attention with this drag race.
Whereas working down the quarter-mile with an skilled driver behind the wheel, the Mannequin three Efficiency can dip into the 11.6-second vary. That’s very spectacular, particularly for a automotive that competes on this phase. It additionally makes the Tesla fairly a bit faster than its ICE rivals just like the BMW M3.
By comparability, the Yamaha R6 featured within the video is a fourth-generation mannequin and is powered by a high-revving 599 cc four-cylinder engine producing 117 hp and 45.5 lb-ft (61.7 Nm) of torque. With a rider that is aware of what they’re doing, it may possibly hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in underneath three seconds and storm down the quarter-mile roughly one second sooner than the Tesla.
On this race, the rider of the R6 botched the launch and didn’t get away notably nicely. What’s extra, whereas the motive force of the Tesla can merely mash the throttle, the rider has to know completely find out how to let loose the clutch and focus on nailing every gear shift. With a greater begin, the R6 would most likely have given the Tesla a style of its personal medication.