Porsche 911 GT3 RS challenges a Volkswagen Beetle with Tesla engine [VIDEO]

Over the past few years, Tesla's electric cars have made a name for themselves in drag racing thanks to the performance offered by their electric motors.  To get the most out of the electric powertrain developed by the US carmaker, it is necessary to purchase at least one Model in dual motor configuration and in Performance version. Tesla's electric motors are also the preferred choice for anyone who wants to transform a classic car into a fully electric restomod.

Over the past few years, Tesla's electric cars have made a name for themselves in drag racing thanks to the performance offered by their electric motors.

To get the most out of the electric powertrain developed by the US carmaker, it is necessary to purchase at least one Model in dual motor configuration and in Performance version. Tesla's electric motors are also the preferred choice for anyone who wants to transform a classic car into a fully electric restomod.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS vs Volkswagen electric Beetle drag race

One example is this 1970s Volkswagen Beetle that Mat Watson of the Carwow YouTube channel compared in a drag race against a Porsche 911 GT3 RS . The particular Beetle features a 456hp, 675Nm torque electric motorcycle taken from a Tesla Model S and which draws power from a battery pack of unknown capacity.

According to reports, the whole car weighs 1050 kg. The Beetle is equipped with carbon fiber body panels and some modern components such as rims and brake system. Built by Electric Classic Cars , the zero-emission restomod took on the 911 GT3 RS in three races in the quarter mile.

Over the past few years, Tesla's electric cars have made a name for themselves in drag racing thanks to the performance offered by their electric motors.  To get the most out of the electric powertrain developed by the US carmaker, it is necessary to purchase at least one Model in dual motor configuration and in Performance version. Tesla's electric motors are also the preferred choice for anyone who wants to transform a classic car into a fully electric restomod.

In addition to the weight of 1430 kg, the German sports car has 64 hp more (520 hp), but 470 Nm of maximum torque. You can find out more information on versus by clicking on the Play button of the video preview at the beginning of the article.

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