Can Tesla Model 3 get around Dodge Hellcat and AMG CLS 53 in a short race?April 13, 2019
The guys from the team The Fast Lane Car once again decided to test the ability of electric cars in the race in a straight line. Rival electric Tesla Model 3 became the petrol monsters Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Mercedes-AMG CLS 53.
Can a modest electric sedan Tesla Model 3 overtake its most powerful competitors – the American Dodge Challenger Hellcat and the German Mercedes-AMG CLS 53? Enthusiasts from The Fast Lane Car YouTube channel tried to answer this question. As a type of race I chose a short-distance race, the so-called drag racing.
I really like these videos and I know that you also like these races. Especially popular in recent times are those videos in which recognized speed monsters from the legendary Mercedes-AMG, BMW M or Audi Sport try to overtake electric cars. The fact is that the latter have an instantaneous torque, which ensures instantaneous acceleration.
This time, the American Tesla Model 3 was chosen as a more environmentally friendly opponent.
It is opposed by the “charged” Mercedes-AMG CLS 53 2019 model year, with a 3.0-liter inline “six” under the hood with a capacity of 429 horsepower. To the first hundred, this car accelerates in 4.4 seconds. The second contender was the Dodge Challenger Hellcat with its supercharged V8. Under its hood is a 707 horsepower engine. This coupe will accelerate to 100 km / h in 3.4 seconds.
Meanwhile, the Tesla Model 3 is far from being such a powerful model – two electric motors that drive all four wheels, with a capacity of 367 horsepower and a Tesla acceleration time from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds, are powered by a sedan. After a little work on the electric car software, its rate has improved and is now equal to 4.42 seconds.
Who ended up winning this race? Watch the video to the end.
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