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Watch a Tesla Model 3 Race a Mustang EcoBoost

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Watch a Tesla Model 3 Race a Mustang EcoBoost

Watching Teslas beat internal combustion vehicles on drag strips has become a kind of obsession for some people. Pretty much all of them have been of the Model S and Model X, but we finally have the Model 3 throwing down against a Ford Mustang EcoBoost on the 1/8 mile.

Predictably, the electric car wins this face-off, although it’s closer than you might think. Tesla fanboys are making a big deal about this victory against an American “muscle car.” I think most enthusiasts, even rapid Ford fans, would agree that an EcoBoost does not constitute muscle by any stretch of the imagination.

You can go on about what constitutes a fair race here. Had it been a Mustang GT instead, the Tesla would’ve been spanked by a lot. Is that fair to put it against a V-8-powered muscle car that can do 0-60 in under 4 seconds?

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Steven has been writing about cars and other transportation issues worldwide for over ten years. His love for cars started long before he can remember, with Corvettes and 911s being his first car-crushes. Since then, he has owned many types of vehicles and has come to appreciate a wide variety of models, the diverse car culture groups, and the automotive industry in general.

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