The Tesla Model 3 is Tesla’s least sporty model, but this doesn’t mean it can be walked over by its petrol and diesel powered cousins. With its dual motors that produce 473hp and instant torque supply, it takes a special car to beat it in a straight line even without its configured launch control like the Model S.
Bring in the Toyota Supra and you’ve got quite a balanced competition. Its German engineering paired with the vibrance and know-how of Toyota’s racing division makes this a force to be reckoned with, but how does it compare to the Model 3 on a quarter-mile stretch? The YouTube channel DragTimes is here to find out.
While the stock Supra doesn’t quite match the Model 3’s, this specimen isn’t quite stock. It’s been fitted with downpipes and a tune giving the 3.0-litre V6 under the bonnet room to breath. Now with 500bhp at the crank, it’s been equipped with drag radials and aftermarket wheels.
Despite slow reaction times, the Model 3 won the first race with a time of just 11.765 seconds at 112.72mph, compared to the Supra which despite coming in at a higher speed of 114.47mph, took the time of 12.102. The second drag went much the same with similar times from both cars.
Let us know in the comments which you’d take home and why? I think you know our choice…