The idea of drag races is fairly easy. Two autos are lined up and launched on the identical time. The quicker one which crosses a delegated mark wins the race. It’s this simplicity, nonetheless, that makes drag races very thrilling, as each millisecond counts.
It’s then notably superb when a driver commits what ought to have been a grave error, however nonetheless wins the race. This was precisely what occurred when a Tesla Mannequin Y lined up towards an AMG Mercedes GLE SUV in a drag racing occasion in Las Vegas.
As might be seen in a video of the 2 autos’ quarter-mile bout, which was posted on YouTube’s Wheels Plus channel, the Mannequin Y driver seems to have gone over the road previous to its race with the AMG SUV. Because of this, the Mannequin Y driver reversed in order that the 2 autos have been ranging from the identical location.
The issue was that the Mannequin Y driver appeared to have left the all-electric crossover in Reverse. As the sunshine turned inexperienced, the AMG SUV shot ahead whereas the Mannequin Y reversed again. It took a few seconds, however the Mannequin Y driver was finally in a position to shift to Drive and begin the drag race in the correct path.
Fairly amazingly, the Mannequin Y really caught as much as the AMG SUV on the latter elements of the race. And because the outcomes of the race have been posted on the monitor, the viewers might see that the all-electric crossover gained the race. The Mannequin Y driver began the race within the worst doable means, however because of the car’s energy, the Tesla nonetheless bagged the win.
In fact, a quarter-mile time of 13.65 seconds at 112.36 mph is hardly spectacular for a Tesla Mannequin Y. Even the Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary that was examined by MotorTrend posted a superior quarter-mile time of 12.4 seconds. Nonetheless, contemplating that the Mannequin Y within the video really began the race going within the mistaken path, the all-electric crossover’s feat is sort of spectacular nonetheless.
Watch the Mannequin Y’s drag race towards the AMG SUV within the video under.
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