1/2 mile race in Model 3 DM

1/2 mile race in Model 3 DM

Finished 35 out of 44 cars entered. Fastest time went to a highly modified GTR at 305km/hr. Next car was a modified Honda Insight at 295Kmhr iirc.

My average time from 3 runs was 209km/hr.

I was pretty happy. Beat out some modified V8s.

JAD | 2019年9月25日

130 mph, not bad. Also looked like the battery was fairly low.

AWDTesla | 2019年9月25日

about 50% charged on my 1st run. was going down fast every run.

aptwo | 2019年9月25日

need to keep the battery low to reduce the weight.

Tronguy | 2019年9月25日

@aptwo: Good one. But by M=E/(C*C).. Let's see. Say you've got a 75 kW-hr battery. That's 75*3600*1000=270E6 Joules of energy removed from max charge to min. So, 260e6/(3e8*3e8) = change of mass of 3e-9 kilograms. Or 3 micrograms. Measurable on the right kind of laboratory scale, but less mass than a grain of dust :). Don't think that'll change the race times much.

neezer | 2019年9月25日

You lose noticeable power below 90%. 95 to 100 is a wash, and 90-95 is almost the same, slight difference, but certainly there is power loss above ~45mph at 80% compared to 90, and more so as you go down. So your run at 50% was definitely gimped.

AWDTesla | 2019年9月26日

I understand I was low on battery and power but I'm also not delusional to think that I would have placed anywhere near the top contenders either. Max for this car is 233 km/hr. and even if I hit that in 1/2 mile ( I wouldnt'), there would have been 21 cars faster than that. 233Km/hr would have moved me from 35th place to 21.

I was just happy I wasn't the slowest and was able to have a couple of Audi S5's and Challenger RT below me :)

Its mostly Corvettes and Mustangs who trapped higher than me.

Kary993 | 2019年9月26日

Anyone know what a Model 3Performance would have done here?

AWDTesla | 2019年9月26日

A model S with Ludicrous would have resulted in a top 10 placement. it would be about 50km/hr short of 1st place though.

ODWms | 2019年9月26日

Gee whizz!! 10th?

I had fun with a guy today in his souped up, crazy loud Mustang. I had passed him because I was just trying to get where I was going, which apparently he took it as a personal affront. He jumped out behind me, and I just pressed enough to keep him back.

Frustrated, at the next light, I guess he thought he’d have another go, and put me in my place. Again, I never floored it, and just frustrated him, staying half car length ahead, no matter how hard he tried to pass. It was hilarious.

These cars are so effortless. Amazing.

AWDTesla | 2019年9月27日

yes, 10th. Teslas cannot compete with Big V8 forced induction ,which most of those corvettes and mustangs had.

jordanrichard | 2019年9月27日

I don’t think anything “modified” should be qualified because that car is no longer what the respective car company made, yet people say, “.....a Honda beat a Camaro”.

AWDTesla | 2019年9月27日

LOL, not happening.

I was the only stock car there. When it comes to Motorsports, most if not close to all cars are modified in some way.

Zakynthos | 2019年9月27日

"You lose noticeable power below 90%" - Power doesn't really get noticeable till below 80% for me. Went to the drag strip and ran a 12.37 quarter mile in the same car as the OP at 85% SoC and stock 18" Michelins with aeros. This is about as fast as it gets with the Dual Motor 3's.