There is no end to the confrontation between electric vehicles and powerful cars with internal combustion engines. One of the main roles in this battle of ideologies is played by Tesla, whose models have become a kind of reference point for rivals. In another battle, AutoTrader pitted an absolutely standard Tesla Model S Plaid electric sedan against a “charged” BMW M3 of the current generation G80, which received serious modifications, on the race track.
The BMW M3, weighing 1,780 kilograms, has a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder petrol turbo engine that produces 510 horsepower and 600 Nm as standard. The engine works in conjunction with an 8-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. But the car from Tom Wrigley Performance and R44 Performance already has 1000 horsepower in its arsenal!
However, this will not scare the Tesla electric car. The Plaid version of the Tesla Model S includes three electric motors, which together provide 1020 horsepower and 1420 Nm of torque. This sedan weighs 2200 kilograms. The electric car is heavier, but more powerful and torquey, so the battle turned out to be tight.
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