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Unplugged Track Beasts! 3 vs Y

fastp3d

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Jun 16, 2020
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I tracked the 3 and Y in one 15min session. The way the Buttonwillow track is configured you have to do a minimum of 3 complete runs to get a hot lap in (out lap, hot lap, cool down). Everything worked out and I managed to get the SUV lap record and a PB in my 3 all in the same session. Later that day, I shaved off another second in my 3 which makes it top 4 fastest Teslas at Buttonwillow. Check the video below and tell me what you think!

 

MoreAgain

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Nov 23, 2018
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Nice driving, as usual! The comparison really shows the benefit of slicks. Your min. corner speeds in the Y on slicks were sick, especially at offramp, bus stop and the sweeper.
 

fastp3d

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Jun 16, 2020
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Nice driving, as usual! The comparison really shows the benefit of slicks. Your min. corner speeds in the Y on slicks were sick, especially at offramp, bus stop and the sweeper.
Thank you! One thing I want to note on Y speed displayed on screen. It is not precise because it's not taking into account for the smaller UP 18" race wheels. I estimate about 6mph slower than what it actually shows.
 

fastp3d

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Sweet driving! What's your camera setup like that you used to film from inside cabin? That a GoPro?
Thanks! Gopro Hero 9. although I think it does too good of job stabilizing sometimes. Perhaps I need to turn off camera stabilization to promote the true experience I'm going through. I'm also thinking of mounting a helmet cam.
 
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fastp3d

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Still it is a razor thin especially when you take away track mode, added mass, higher center of gravity and lower power to weight ratio. Amazing the Y did so well.
Yeah, it's pretty impressive. There are only about 10/80+ Teslas I know in sub 2. They are all 3's except this Y.
 

MoreAgain

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Nov 23, 2018
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Still it is a razor thin especially when you take away track mode, added mass, higher center of gravity and lower power to weight ratio. Amazing the Y did so well.

The slick tires are the key difference maker here. Going sub-2 in a Y on street tires would be the challenge.
 

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