Tesla Model 3 Performance Drag Races McLaren 720S, Destruction Is Deep

By now, most drag racing aficionados are no longer interested in the Tesla Model S, with the P100 D having already showcased its low-10s potential on tons of occasions. As such, the Tesla Model 3 has taken over and we are now here to show you the EV duking it out with a McLaren 720S.
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The British supercar has earned itself the title of a supercar that doesn't lose drag races and there are plenty of tech aspects that back up this status.

For one thing, as independent dyno runs have shown, the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 of the Macca delivers north of 750 ponies at the crank, while its active aerodynamics and dual-clutch transmission also deserve plenty of credit.

Heck, the 720S has recently demonstrated it can beat the all-mighty McLaren Senna to 60 mph, while its best quarter-mile time sits at 9.9 seconds. Oh, and let's not forget the example that delivered a 9.7s run - this came in factory stock condition, albeit using tire warmers before its run.

So, does the Tesla Model 3 Performance we have here stand a chance against the supercar? The piece of footage at the bottom of the page delivers a definitive answer.

In fact, the Model 3 went to the drag strip to duke it out with a BMW M3 Competition, with the two packing comparable prices - the 460 hp Bimmer came with a price of $82,000, while the Tesla set its owner back $72,500.

As such, the two beasts battled on two separate occasions, getting together at the Palm Beach International Raceway. So if you're the kind who enjoys betting, now would be a good time to choose your favorite velocity fighter.

However, its driver of the EV couldn't resist fighting the 720S and once we notice their brawl, we felt the urge to list this as the main race of the story.

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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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