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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Kylie Jenner’s stunning car collection will make your jaw drop

Published: 19/Oct/2020 16:20

by Kieran Bicknell

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Kylie Jenner is one of the most successful young entrepreneurs the world has ever seen, and her car collection proves it. With everything from luxury SUVs to top-range hypercars, she has all bases covered in her car collection.

Kylie Jenner is a social media sensation, serial entrepreneur, and bonafide car collector. Considering her age, she has an incredibly diverse taste in cars with both ‘typical rich kid’ cars and some very left-field choices.

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As with everything in her life, she regularly posts her car collection to her Instagram, showing off her rides to over 198 million followers. Below, we’ve highlighted some of the best cars from Kylie Jenner’s car collection for your enjoyment.

Kylie Jenner Car Collection AMG G63

Kylie Jenner’s luxury car collection

As any self-respecting entrepreneur will tell you, appearance is everything. Well, Kylie certainly has that one covered, with a whole host of luxury cars at her disposal.

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Jenner has no less than three different variations of Mercedes G-Wagons. These luxury 4x4s are a great way to make a statement wherever she goes. Her collection ranges from a bright orange AMG G63, to a standard Tan-colored G-Wagon that regularly makes appearances on her Instagram feed.

Rolls-Royces also play a big part in her car collection. She has been seen with no less than four different Rolls-Royce Ghosts, though it is unclear how many of these are simply the same car that has been repainted.

Perhaps most notable from her luxury car collection is her classic Rolls-Royce. Gifted to her by ex-boyfriend Travis Scott, the classic Rolls is one of the most unique and stunning cars in her collection. For day-to-day duties, Kylie also has two Range Rovers. Perfect for driving around without drawing attention to herself, they are also the cheapest cars in her garage.

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Kylie Jenner Blue Ferrari

Kylie Jenner’s supercars

Not only does Kylie have a number of opulent luxury cars, but she also appears to be a fan of the faster things in life. Her supercar collection is enough to make any petrolhead jealous, with a few notable highlights.

Kylie has a number of different Ferraris, including a Ferrari 488 Spyder which she bought to match with her sister Kendall back in 2018. Not only does she have the 488, but also a 458 Italia spyder in a custom blue finish.

Lamborghinis are also a common theme in her collection. Jenner owns both a bright orange Lamborghini Aventador (which matches her AMG G63 truck) and a red Lamborghini Urus. The Urus is a recent addition to her collection, and is ideal for traveling in style with daughter Stormi.

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The stars of her collection are undoubtedly Kylie’s hypercars. Back when she was dating Travis Scott, the rapper gifted Kylie a black Ferrari LaFerrari after giving birth to their daughter. Worth a cool $1.4m, the LaFerrari isn’t even the most expensive car in her collection.

The jewel in Jenner’s collection is her Bugatti Chiron. Bought as a dramatic ‘breakup present’ to herself after splitting with Scott in 2019, the $3m 1000hp+ hypercar is a stunning (and expensive) way to get over a heartbreak. All told, Kylie’s collection is worth in excess of $5.5 million.

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