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Model 3 Vs Trans Am at Drag Strip

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MarkinArch, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. MarkinArch

    MarkinArch 1st S.A.TX Non Owner TM3 Delivery

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    Just found this during one of my daily Tesla searches. Pretty consistent performance when compared to the couple other drag race videos floating around. Enjoy!
     
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  2. TheLocNar

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    lol Guy in Trans Am cannot drive.
     
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  3. djplong

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    LOL!

    That was me in the Model 3. A few Tesla owners went up to New England Dragway in Epping NH this past Wednesday evening (June 20). Practically in my backyard (as the crow flies) so I figured I *had* to go. Never been to a drag strip before. Most I'd ever done was turn some laps in a NASCAR stock car at Atlanta Motor Speedway a couple of years ago (at 156.3 MPH).

    That was my 2nd run (out of 5) of the night. I lost to a new Range Rover. Beat that Trans-Am. GOT beat BY the Trans-Am in the next run (because he didn't repeat his shifting problem), beat a mid-90s customized Mustang (by several seconds) and finally GOT beat by a heavily restored and customized 60s-era Ranchero/El Camino-like car that had rear tires so wide I thought they were from Fred Flinststone's car.
     
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  4. MarkinArch

    MarkinArch 1st S.A.TX Non Owner TM3 Delivery

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    Very cool @djplong ! Do you mind posting all of your times if you have them? It would be interesting to see the consistency between runs. Glad you had fun!
     
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  5. djplong

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    My result slips are back home but, from what I remember, my times were from 13.62 to 13.8 second and my speeds ranged from 101 to 102.1 MPH.

    I have a picture of my first three results here: Log In or Sign Up to View

    And from a post I made on Facebook recapping the night:

    Top speed - 102.21 MPH (1st run)
    Fastest time - 13.607 seconds (1st)
    Quickest reaction - 0.242 seconds (2nd)
     
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  6. djplong

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    I have all my result slips at home, but I *did* take a picture of my first three (though the order is off - top to bottom are my first, third and second tries). My first run, they mistakenly listed me as #366 (I was #360)

    Quoting from a Facebook post I made...

    All runs:
    Top speed - 102.21 MPH (1st run)
    Fastest time - 13.607 seconds (1st)
    Quickest reaction - 0.242 seconds (2nd)
    NEDragway.jpg
     
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  7. ModelNforNerd

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    I'm about 45 minutes away. Can't wait to see what the 3LRD can do............
     
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    Did they make you wear a helmet, due to your sub 13.99 times? If so, did you have your own, or rent/borrow?
     

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