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Model 3 LR RWD Track Day - Eagles Canyon Raceway- Denton, Texas

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TexasTeslaRacing, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. TexasTeslaRacing

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    #1 TexasTeslaRacing, Jul 28, 2018
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    This is a 2.5 mile road course in Decatur, Texas, near Denton. 11 turns with mild elevation changes and a 2000ft uphill back straight. I've been to this track before with a P85D and was able to turn a lap time back of 2:21 in the winter. Today the model 3 did great. Best lap time 2:18 and hit 101mph on the straight. Handles very well for it's size. Downside are the brakes and tires. They don't have good bite and the tires are the OEM 18's. Here is a link to the video. Passed by a modified Lotus.

     
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    Forgot the link.
     
  3. TexasTeslaRacing

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    Teslafi Data. Only 932wh/mi efficiency. Drained 26% battery in 18 minutes.
     

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    You were doing a good job keeping close to that lotus considering your tires suck. Put some Pilot 4s on those rims and you might have been dead even....with...a.... Lotus.
     
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    #5 juanmedina, Jul 28, 2018
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    stock brake pads?
     
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    OMG that looked like fun! Thanks for the report and be safe!
     
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    Nice line, like how you caught up and the corners - also fun to hear the howling tires! :)
     
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    Stock pads and brake fluid. Still have 30% pad remaining.
     
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    I know. Every part of that track I was all out except when braking. Braked 90%-95% of max. Didn’t want to destroy the rotors and pads and then have to call for a tow truck. Still have good pad remaining.
     
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    It took noticeable amount of tread off by end of day, too, I expect? Those tires were crying in pain at every corner.
     
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    Great video and love that 932wh/mi efficiency number. In my short test drive of a LR RWD car yesterday, I was able to break the rear tires loose on corners so I'm impressed with what you were able to do on those stock 18s!
     
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    Here is a continuation video shot from inside the car. Keep in mind I am braking very early in these turns.There would be at least a 3-5 second lap improvement if I was willing to cook the brakes. Better tires like the the pilot sport 4S's would shave off another 2-3 seconds. The OEM 18's are just not up to the task. Severe oversteer. The front end did not want to turn. Max speed was 102mph on the longest back stretch (not shown in this video). The vehicle I'm was chasing a modified Lotus. Not sure of the model.

    Link to video

     
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  14. Uncle Paul

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    On tight tracks, those ultra light weight Lotus rule the tracks. I used to race them with my Viper and while my HP would get me down the straights faster, they would eat me back up in the twisty bits.

    For a stock Model 3 to keep up with a track designed and prepared Lotus is unexpected...and remarkable.
     
  15. TexasTeslaRacing

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    Do you know if this was an Elise or Evora? The rear wing on it was huge!
     
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    Looks like an Evora to me.
     
  17. e-FTW

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    I think you meant understeer.

    Props on taking the 3 and driving it like it should be driven with regularity!
     
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    Watching your video with the nav display showing the track makes it look SO much like a videogame!!!
     
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    Pretty sure it’s an Ellise. Pause thé vidéo and look at the tail lights.

    Also it sounds like a 4cylinder engine
     
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    Another observation...Your confidence in the vehicle is well demonstrated by your moments of one-handed driving at over 90MPH
     
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