Tesla Model 3 vs Firebird Trans Am: Which one wins in a 1/4 mile drag race?

The Tesla Model 3 is the new budget car from the electric car-maker that previously only produced top-end luxury EVs.

It is the car that is intended to take Tesla - and the electric car itself - mainstream. Where once EVs were the preserve of enthusiasts and the wealthy only, the Model 3 is Elon Musk's attempt to bring the electric car to the masses.

Unlike previous Teslas it was designed with affordability in mind, more so than performance, but as an EV it will have instant torque anyway when compared to petrol-powered cars.

So how does the cheapest car in the Tesla range compare to an internal combustion engined performance car like a Firebird Trans Am? Which one do you think will win?

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  • Is anyone really surprised by the Tesla winning? No, because the Tesla is far newer than the Firebird, quicker off the line and the Firebird isn’t a fast car anyway by modern standards so if anything it’s an unfair race. Nothing is quicker off the line than an electric car, unfortunately.

    9 hours ago
  • Would be interesting to know what mode that Tesla was in. I'm suspecting they were running in ludicrous mode but it doesn't mention it anywhere. Let's face it though the family car basically made that Firebird look like it was a 1.1 fiesta for the first 1/8 mile. In a drag race it's all about the 1/4 mile so the Tesla was quicker whichever way you look at it

    4 months ago

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