Gutted Tesla Rules At the Races

Note: We are certainly not condoning street racing in any form

3y ago

We all know that electric cars can jump off the line like nobody's business, and we have seen more than our share of Teslas dominating at the track, but hey...why not make room for one more?

In this video posted by 1320video on YouTube, we see the Tesla Racing Channel guy racing his P100D against a host of other drag cars (with his face blurred out, no less, while wearing a Tesla Racing Channel shirt).

This particular car has the interior gutted with only a set of lightweight seats (the thinnest seats I have ever seen!), making a fast car even lighter and faster at 4400-4500 lbs:

With pretty much stock everything, this P100D basically walks away undefeated. The superior launch and AWD certainly helped it defeat Cobra, a twin turbo S197 Mustang GT (who nearly lost control and took out the crowd, naturally), two nitrous Foxbody Mustangs, and a Nissan GT-R.

It's pretty funny watching all these people revving their engines, laying down tire marks and then getting handily beaten by the Tesla, but I feel this is where I should mention that we don't condone street racing of any kind here. In fact, on a personal level, I have lost some friends due to street racing so it's not really my thing, but I know it happens frequently and that there's not much I can do about that.

That won't stop me from marveling at some incredible cars, however!


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Comments (5)

  • itd be faster if it had an all new exhaust

      3 years ago
  • I dont care how fast it is while it looks like that. Am I the only one that thinks their latest front end facia styling is worse than bad?

      3 years ago
    • I'd like the new headlights with the old fake-ish grille.

        3 years ago
  • always people using excuses ūüėā electrics the future deal with it

      3 years ago
  • yeah, well no other cars had chance against mighty 4wd, the only kinda competition was GT-R, but driver didn't get that good start, and if it was stock GT-R, then yeah against lightened Tesla not fair race

    Something like those tuned 1000hp Lambos/GT-Rs that are tuned for drag race would eat this tesla for breakfast :)

      3 years ago