Watch the captivating Tesla Model 3 vs. Audi RS 6 drag race battle

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The latest Tesla Model 3 Performance challenger is from the German turf, the expensive and powerful Audi RS 6 AWD wagon. Both cars storm the dragstrip with full power and compete in 3 rounds of drag and rolling races each.

The last time we saw Tesla Model 3 drag racing an ICE car was against a giant 1100 hp Jeep Trackhawk. Now it’s Audi’s turn to face the sheer power of Tesla’s electric powertrain.

Besides running on dinosaur juice, the Audi RS 6 is almost double the price of a Tesla Model 3 Performance (the top-end variant) — so even if it wins in this drag race, it can’t win in terms of efficiency, cost savings, sound & CO2 pollution.

Let’s check out a brief performance specs comparison of both competing cars before jumping on to the drag race video.

 Tesla Model 3 PerformanceAudi RS 6
Price (MSRP)$54,990$109,995
Battery Pack / Engine~74 kWhTwin-turbocharged and intercooled V8
Range315 miles (506 km)N/A
DrivetrainDual-Motor All Wheel Drive (AWD)Front Engine, Quattro (AWD)
Max. Power365 kW (490 hp)441 kW (591 hp)
Torque486 lb-ft590 lb-ft
Curb Weight1,847 kg (4,702 lb)2,282 (5,031 lb)
Acceleration (060 mph)3.1 secs3.1 secs
Top Speed162 mph (261 km/h)156 mph (251 km/h)
CO2  EmissionsZero (Tesla Sustainability Report 2019)268 – 431.3 g/km
Full Self-Driving (optional)YesWhat?
Track ModeDefault with free OTA updatesLaunch Control
Table 1.0: Tesla Model 3 Performance vs. Audi RS 6 price and specs comparison. Sources: Tesla Inc. (TSLA), CarAndDriver, Audi AG.

Besides being larger, bulkier, and heavier, the RS 6 with its twin-turbocharged V8 engine is able to pull the same 0-60 mph time as the nimble Model 3 Performance. The Audi in this race is also superior in power, torque, and most of all CO2 emissions.

The purchase price of the Tesla Model 3 Performance in the UK is very high. In the United States, it costs $54,990 USD but in the UK, the same car is sold for £56,490 GBP which translates to around $75,000 USD, yikes!

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Tesla Model 3 lost by a difference of 0.2s (11.8s vs 11.6s), which is significant in a quarter-mile drag race, but still, it managed to win one of three rounds. With a professional driver in the driver’s seat, the results might have been in favor of the Model 3 Performance.

Model 3 also won the last braking challenge over Audi RS 6 in this duel. There was a time when Consumer Reports dropped Tesla Model 3 from its recommendation list due to the braking distance. Tesla fixed it via a simple over-the-air (OTA) software update, this is the car of the 21st century and Audi is missing this element.

Iqtidar Ali
Iqtidar Alihttp://www.teslaoracle.com
Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on XAutoWorld.com, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere. You can reach him on Twitter @IqtidarAlii

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