The Tesla Performance Model Lineup: A 'S3XY' Showdown

The Tesla Performance Model Lineup: A 'S3XY' Showdown
The Ultimate Tesla Performance Drag Race is here. Thomas and James from Throttle House / YouTube put the 2020 Tesla Model S Performance up against the rest of the lineup, the Model 3 Performance, the Model X Performance and the Model Y Performance.

All race cars are the current Performance version with the latest software. Before the race, they were even charged from the same Supercharger--so definitely no octane funny business.

Of course, it is no secret that Model S is the most powerful Tesla car (at the moment). Its acceleration from 0 to 60 mph is achieved in just 2.5 seconds. Thanks to this, Model S takes first place in the Top fastest-accelerating cars in the world for 2020.

Unsurprisingly, Model S was untouchable. Tesla Model X was also extremely quick, but due to its heavy weight, the 0-60 mph time was 2.8 seconds.

At the same time, the company's cheaper models are slightly slower--or, more aptly, slightly less extremely fast--in acceleration: Model 3 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and Model Y in 3.5 seconds.

Here's the play-by-play: Thomas and James, who sit in Model S and Model X, activate Cheetah Mode. Cheetah Stance lowers the front of the vehicle just like the predator it's named after, and it allows to launch even harder when its Ludicrous+ Mode is engaged.

As expected, Model S leads, Model 3 and Model X ride almost side by side, but Model X takes the lead, leaving Model 3 behind, followed by Model Y.

The next race starts on the move. Cars roll at the same speed, keeping on one, conditional line, and then, on command, they begin to accelerate. Model S' victory, as in the first race, did not come as a surprise. The Model 3 is again slightly ahead of the heavy Model X, and the photo finish shows the Model 3 victory.

This was unexpected. In the roll race, the Model 3 performed stunningly ahead of the more powerful Model X. All the cars did a great job in the race, and the results underlined that all models are ultra-high performance, fast and reliable.



Article edited by @SmokeyShorts, you can follow him on Twitter

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