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Tesla Model 3 Drag Races Audi RS4 and BMW M3, Demolition in Insane

After Tesla developed the insane Model S and took down all the supercars, it made the Model 3. This isn't the affordable EV that people were expecting, but it's still going to demolish every fancy German car with a six-cylinder engine.
Tesla Model 3 Drag Races Audi RS4 and BMW M3, Demolition in Insane 1 photo
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After arriving in Europe a little late, the Model 3 Performance, with its twin motors, has been used by many to demolish the established nameplates. These are precious to the point of being holy, and stiff segment competition means there's not an ounce of fat between them.

We remember the initial reaction to the RS4 downsizing to a 2.9-liter V6 wasn't that good initially. However, people quickly realized all that added torque made it much faster than before. It's got up against the BMW M3 numerous times, and in this case, the Bavarian car is the underdog. It's presented in base form, which makes about 20 HP less than the Audi.

But adding Tesla to the race is like bring guns to a savage land - you know the natives aren't going to survive. While the RS4 and M3 are constantly hunting for gears and engine revs, the Model 3 rockets ahead and never lets them catch up.

As interesting as switching to electricity may be, we still want something like the M3 or RS4 mixed into our automotive lifestyle. One is a Bauhaus rocket a tail-happy, joyful experience. Both are also likely to be future classics, which is usually not the case with battery-powered "devices." But you never know. Few people have seen a modified Tesla at a car meet, so it might have the wow factor needed.

And in the rolling race, one of the Germans redeems itself somewhat. But we kind of expected it to based simply on lightness. At higher speeds, the cars with gearboxes are obviously better, and range is never an issue either.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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