Chevy Camaro LT1 races with Tesla Model 3 Long Range electric motors, 6.2L V8 Smacks
If both of these cars were to be driven at a standstill, there is no doubt in our mind that the Tesla would quickly take the lead, probably winning the whole thing by distance. Getting your LT1-powered Camaro to consistently hit its factory-rated 0-60 time isn’t that simple, while a twin-engine Model 3 will come off the line like a champ every time you do it. will launch.
Of course, this race did not take place from a standstill, but from a roll. The cars fought twice, once at 32 km / h, then at 64 km / h, with, dare we say, predictable results.
Let’s take a look at Tesla’s numbers first. The uploader says it is a Long Range variant, which means it has a twin engine setup driving all four wheels, generating a maximum output of 450bhp, i.e. s’ this is a newer car and not an early Long Range model.
Times from zero to 60 mph depend on model years as far as Teslas is concerned, as the long-range Model 3 was originally not as fast as it is today. If you visit the EV-the manufacturer’s website and look up the performance numbers of the Model 3 Long Range AWD, it says 0-60 in 4.2 seconds. It’s pretty quick, and let’s not forget you get instant torque in a Tesla as well.
Don’t worry, the Camaro is no slouch. Its power is produced by a naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine producing 455 hp (461 hp) and torque of 455 lb-ft (617 Nm). Everything goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. Shifting yourself is not exactly ideal for driving something as fast as a Tesla, but the Chevy rider has done very well in this department.
In the first race, the Tesla took the lead as planned, but was quickly swept away by the gasoline-powered muscle car. When they shot 40s, it was more or less the same, except the Model 3 didn’t get an early lead. In the end, this is a good win for internal combustion engines all over the world.