Two performance models from Tesla and Mercedes-AMG have been taken for a drag race. Which car is to win?
Lovecars testers were sitting behind the wheel of a pair of competing cars. This time, they chose a Tesla Model 3 Performance and a Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4 Door, both four-door all-wheel-drive vehicles with different powertrains – electric power against internal combustion.
As claimed, both cars have similar acceleration time from zero to 62 mph (100 km/h). The Tesla Model 3 has two electric motors which output 450 hp (340 kW) and 471 lb-ft (639 Nm) in total.
The Mercedes-AMG model is powered by a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with 630 hp (470 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) of torque.
The cars were driving on the wet surface of the track. The Model 3 has proven to be a capable car on any surface, and this gave it an advantage in the beginning of the race.
The Mercedes-AMG GT 63’s launch control system worked strangely in rainy conditions.
Being more potent, the latter ultimately won, but that was not an easy victory: the Tesla vehicle took a serious lead at start.