Drag race: every Tesla model put head-to-head

July 21, 2023 by

Mat’s behind the wheel of the Tesla Model S Plaid today. It’s powered by three electric motors with a combined 1,020hp and 1,420Nm of torque. This is sent to the ground through all four wheels, and this electric car weighs in at 2,190kg. If you want to park one on your driveway, you’ll have to part with £115,630.

Next up is the Tesla Model X Plaid. This six-seater family bus has the same tri-motor setup as the Model S, meaning it has 1,020hp but torque is down slightly to 1,020Nm. It also has all-wheel-drive, and it’s the heaviest car here at 2,464kg. It’s also the most expensive, making a £126,780 hole in your wallet.

Then there’s the Tesla Model 3 Performance. It’s powered by two electric motors with 527hp and 660Nm of torque, sent to all four wheels. It’s the lightest car here, tipping the scales at 1,844kg, and it’s the cheapest at £57,990.

Finally then let’s take a look at the Tesla Model Y Performance. Under that larger, more practical body is exactly the same running gear as the Model 3 Performance, so you have dual motors with 527hp and 660Nm of torque. That extra bodywork does make it heavier though, weighing in at 1,997kg. The Model Y Performance will set you back £59,990.

So which of these performance electric cars will come out on top? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

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