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Tesla mega drag race produces surprising results

Published: 7/Aug/2020 16:34 Updated: 8/Aug/2020 13:22

by Kieran Bicknell

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Tesla is renowned for producing some of the fastest, most high-tech electric vehicles (EVs) on the planet. But when you put the entire production range head-to-head, which one will take the crown?

With their iPad – like central tablet screen and pollution-free EV drivetrain, Teslas are often hailed as the start of the mass electric vehicle revolution. That doesn’t mean they’re boring though, as shown in this drag race between Teslas’ entire model range shows.

In typical Elon Musk style, the model range (Model S, Model X, Model Y, and Model 3) spell out ‘S3XY’ in the right order, much to the amusement of the hosts of the video, Thomas and James from Throttle House.

Pitting Teslas head-to-head in a straight line is nothing new, but seeing the entire range battle it out for the crown is fascinating, along with showcasing the comparison between cars with and without the infamous ‘Ludicrous’ drag racing mode.

All cheesy ‘S3XY’ jokes aside, these are some incredibly capable performance vehicles, in particular, the Model S and Model X which both benefit from Ludicrous mode.

These cars also have the so-called ‘cheetah mode’ which hunches the front of the car down for better weight transfer when launching off the line – perfect for drag racing.

In the first race, the cars are launched from a standing start along the test track. While the Model X does well, the Model S flies out ahead and puts several car lengths between itself and the Model X by the time it crosses the finish line.

Cheetah Mode message
YouTube: Throttle House
Cheetah Mode includes a rather amusing warning message when first engaged

To eliminate the advantage that the launch control and ‘cheetah mode’ settings gave the X and S, the next race was a rolling start.

This proved very surprising in its results, as despite the Model S winning once again by a significant margin, the Model X and Model 3 had a photo-finish, with the Model Y only being around half a car length behind.

It seems that while the Model S is clearly the winner here; Unless you’re launching from a standing start, there really isn’t much in it.

This is especially impressive when you consider the price difference of the Model S performance  ($99,900) and the Model 3 performance ($56,990) – for a few seconds difference you’d pay a whopping $42,910 more for the Model S Performance.

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TikTokker explains how she managed to live in her car for over a year

Published: 27/Nov/2020 17:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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TikTok star Nikita Crump has managed to pull off the incredible feat of living in her car, a 2012 Honda Civic, for over one year. Now, she has explained how she was able to pull it off in a new YouTube video.

Crump’s journey began in a video first uploaded on November 3, 2019 where she explained how she officially told her landlord she would be moving out of her home and into her car.

According to Crump, this wasn’t some impromptu decision and she had been spending a few months actively thinking about it before taking the plunge.

TikTok star Nikita crump lives in car
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Nikita has been living in her car for over a year.

Despite having a nice house with affordable rent and good roommates, she felt moving into her car was something she “had to do.”

Since then, she has successfully spent a whole year living in her car and marked the anniversary of her first night by explaining how she is able to stay cool or warm at night.

In the backseat of her car, the YouTuber keeps a pillow and too fuzzy blankets which she uses to cover herself up.

Along with her sweatpants and sweatshirt, she is able to stay warm even in the winter months. However, occasionally she has to put a jacket on if it’s ever especially cold outside.

“In Northern California, a lot of the warmer days are still cool nights, so I’m fortunate that most nights throughout the year are totally bearable, but there’s totally been the occasion where it is hot, I am sweating and I wear as minimal clothing as I can,” she explained.

Luckily, she also has a rechargeable fan which can help her get through the night if need be despite only staying charged for one day.

@nikitaraschellYeah, I’m homeless. I live in my civic, I shower at my gym, and I’m just your average gal. ##whatsinmybag ##hotelcivic ##homeless ##sponsorme♬ Aesthetic Girl – Yusei

In addition to just staying cool, the TikTok sensation also revealed she showers at the gym and keeps plenty of personal hygiene products inside her bag including shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant to name a few.

Now, Crump is hitting the road and embarking on a two-month-long trip around the United States where she’ll be documenting her experiences.

The entertainer’s decision to live in her car has paid dividends, as she currently has over one million followers on TikTok.