Porsche Wins, Sometimes
The car-buying website CarWow does cool little drag races on its YouTube channel. In this video, the team decided to put the Tesla Model 3 up against what’s often called the best sports car out there, the Porsche 911.
Not long ago, you’d expect the sports car to dust the electric car. However, electric cars are now exceptionally quick off the line and they have wild amounts of power. They are quite heavy, though. That might make you think that the Porsche is still able to beat the car, but it’s a bit of a mixed bag.
The first race goes to the Tesla. The Porsche is right behind, though. The second time, the Porsche 911 Carrera S warmed up its tires and was able to beat the Tesla. In the last race, the Porsche takes the win again. Two races to one. Porsche wins, barely.
It becomes clear that the Tesla gets a better start every single time. The Porsche manages to catch up once they get up to speed. So the Porsche Carrera S is the faster car in a straight line, but what’s interesting is that the Tesla hit the 1/4 mile at the same time every time, and the car is faster up to about 110 mph. It’s only after that the Porsche is able to overtake.