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Five Tesla Model S Fight for Drag Glory, Lonely Model X Also Vies for the Crown

Many people forgive Elon Musk for his exaggerations because of one important achievement. He did manage to demonstrate via Tesla and its models that electric vehicles are not just a curiosity. Now, the message isn’t taken everywhere by Musk himself - the fan base and the cars take care of spreading the word to the far corners of the Earth.
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On this occasion, the EV notification has reached Turkey, where Emir Tunçyürek is running E-Garaj, a little business trying to push the local market towards electrification. And what better way to demonstrate the perks of e-mobility than setting up a classic drag racing challenge?

It’s probably done with some help from the Tesla owner community – as far as we can understand (we don’t speak Turkish, but luckily the video embedded below has closed captioning in English). One thing is clear: the eclectic assembly comes from everyone bringing their personal rides (including Emir).

Which is the reason we’re seeing so many Tesla Model S sedans – five of them – from different model years and with various batteries. The oldest is a P85D (one of the dark blue units) from 2015, followed by a Ludicrous P90D (one of the crimson examples) from 2016, a red 90D and blue P100D arrive from 2017, while the white 100D is from 2018.

As far as the lonely Model X P90D is concerned, this one is from 2016. So, judging by their known abilities, we have a clear winner – at least on paper. By the way, the race has been set for both the quarter-mile and 1,000-meter (0.62-mile) markers because it takes place on an airport strip.

The setup looks a bit improvised, as shown by the impromptu visit of a landing airplane at the 1:20 mark that nobody was expecting. Still, you should take our word for it: the results aren’t set in stone from the get-go. We are not going to spoil the fun of watching the race unfold but be warned – the human factor plays a key role in setting up the victories.



 
 
 
 
 

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