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Fast forward to 4:15 for the first race.

 

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Expected the 3 to win but thought it might be a little bit closer. Whats the weight difference? I imagine the F150 is quite a bit heavier
 

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I thought I read low 5’s to 60mph, and high 12s in the quarter.

Respectable for it’s size, but slow by EV standards.
 

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Well looks like these will be very easy kills when I line my actual Lightning up next to one at a stoplight and the owners are feeling frisky. Can't wait to see their face after spending $100k plus on one of these and getting owned by a 20-year old farm implement. EV's are like taking one step back at this point...
 

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Hard to watch and way too much commentary. Truck ran 105+ mph and pulls up to get his timeslip "I am not expecting much" after he said the truck would run 15's.
 

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I expected more from the new Lightning. Wonder how many owners will actually race their Lightning. I almost fell asleep watching this video. Like @Red Turtle said, "way to much commentary". Personally, I don't like videos with too much commentary chat, but they do show up fairly regularly here.
 

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How does one mod their EV to make it faster? Isn't one point of taking your car to the track to see what it runs, make improvements, and see if you go faster? I'm genuinely asking...tires/weight reduction...that's it, right? Remove a seat or two? No fun in that.

EVs seem more and more boring to me...
 

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I expected more from the new Lightning. Wonder how many owners will actually race their Lightning. I almost fell asleep watching this video. Like @Red Turtle said, "way to much commentary". Personally, I don't like videos with too much commentary chat, but they do show up fairly regularly here.
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He will be doing an in depth review and race it.
 

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A friend has a 3 with just the acceleration boost download and it's pretty nasty from a dig, I wanna say the draggy had it in the high 3second zone 0-60.

it looks like the Lightning and a standard model 3 would be really close in the 1/4
 

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Well looks like these will be very easy kills when I line my actual Lightning up next to one at a stoplight and the owners are feeling frisky. Can't wait to see their face after spending $100k plus on one of these and getting owned by a 20-year old farm implement. EV's are like taking one step back at this point...
If my lightning was stock, id expect to lose. I personally wont feel good about beating one.
 

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If my lightning was stock, id expect to lose. I personally wont feel good about beating one.
I'll feel great about beating one. It's not the fact that they are not fast, it's the fact that most owners that buy them will think they are fast from the Tesla plaid videos they beat off to prior to purchasing and will think they are some untouchable machine built by Zeus himself.

The good news is that the home generator feature will be great for Californians who already experience rolling blackouts in the summer primarily from high amperage AC units and crappy, outdated PG&E infrastructure. Let's throw a bunch more electric cars into the mix and see how well that works out... Gonna really suck when you've been powering your house off this thing all day and now you can't go anywhere once it dies or charge the thing. Great piece of forward thinking engineering right here... Sign me up!!
 

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How does one mod their EV to make it faster? Isn't one point of taking your car to the track to see what it runs, make improvements, and see if you go faster? I'm genuinely asking...tires/weight reduction...that's it, right? Remove a seat or two? No fun in that.

EVs seem more and more boring to me...

You can do it, but it's not cheap or easy for the most part.

You need a bigger motor, bigger cables, bigger inverter, and/or bigger battery pack, depending on the limitations of the original design. If you're really lucky the manufacturer hamstrung it and you can open it up some with a tune.

I imagine in the future we'll see upgrades like rebuilt motor cores that fit in the same space as the OEM ones, kind of like the upgraded turbos in stock housings, bigger inverters, and some sketchy overseas aftermarket batteries.

As to whether you'll see much of that on the street- not nearly as much as you see now. It's expensive, specialized, and until we get more aftermarket controllers on the market, extremely difficult if not impossible with all the interconnected software.
 

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Well looks like these will be very easy kills when I line my actual Lightning up next to one at a stoplight and the owners are feeling frisky. Can't wait to see their face after spending $100k plus on one of these and getting owned by a 20-year old farm implement. EV's are like taking one step back at this point...
Or wait until you go get 7 dollar a gallon gas and they look at your face when they drive by.
 

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I'll feel great about beating one. It's not the fact that they are not fast, it's the fact that most owners that buy them will think they are fast from the Tesla plaid videos they beat off to prior to purchasing and will think they are some untouchable machine built by Zeus himself.

The good news is that the home generator feature will be great for Californians who already experience rolling blackouts in the summer primarily from high amperage AC units and crappy, outdated PG&E infrastructure. Let's throw a bunch more electric cars into the mix and see how well that works out... Gonna really suck when you've been powering your house off this thing all day and now you can't go anywhere once it dies or charge the thing. Great piece of forward thinking engineering right here... Sign me up!!
Can you site sources where all these owners think they are really fast?

Of course there's some draw backs to EV. We just started. Prices and infrastructure will improve just like it did with gas cars.

When hurricane Ida passed over my house last year, we had a lot of residents stand alone generators fail when the storm messed them up or due to lack of maintenance. Then we all couldnt find gasoline for our portable generators. I'm not going to blame the product for it's short coming when it wasnt it's fault just like it isnt for rolling black outs etc. I had to wait in line for hours for gas. It wouldnt be too bad to charge an EV while my generator runs 10-12 hours at night anyway. Heck, it may actually save fuel since the vehicle wouldnt burn fuel to and from places we had to go.
 

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How does one mod their EV to make it faster? Isn't one point of taking your car to the track to see what it runs, make improvements, and see if you go faster? I'm genuinely asking...tires/weight reduction...that's it, right? Remove a seat or two? No fun in that.

EVs seem more and more boring to me...

Add more batteries. A couple dozen car batteries ran in series ought to do the job (the motors might cook and there might be a fire) and make you faster.
 

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Add more batteries. A couple dozen car batteries ran in series ought to do the job (the motors might cook and there might be a fire) and make you faster.
I recently upped my kids 12V to an 18V and damn, scoots out! A little more involved here with EV's, but I'm sure someone will do it and then it's YEEEHAAW!!!
 

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Never thought that the drag races will now be going to high altitude and high temp tracks in search of better times.

How messed up is that!
 
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Or wait until you go get 7 dollar a gallon gas and they look at your face when they drive by.
Dude, there's a bunch of Tesla charging stations at this local Pilot travel center and the Tesla owners sitting in these cars look absolutely ridiculous and miserable waiting in their hot boxes... They have sheets and blankets tucked into their windows trying to keep the sun from giving them heat strokes while waiting to charge their cars when it's over 100 degrees out. If purchasing a $100k Tesla plaid in order to save yourself the $7/gal gas gives you peace of mind, then that's obviously your prerogative.
Can you site sources where all these owners think they are really fast?

Of course there's some draw backs to EV. We just started. Prices and infrastructure will improve just like it did with gas cars.

When hurricane Ida passed over my house last year, we had a lot of residents stand alone generators fail when the storm messed them up or due to lack of maintenance. Then we all couldnt find gasoline for our portable generators. I'm not going to blame the product for it's short coming when it wasnt it's fault just like it isnt for rolling black outs etc. I had to wait in line for hours for gas. It wouldnt be too bad to charge an EV while my generator runs 10-12 hours at night anyway. Heck, it may actually save fuel since the vehicle wouldnt burn fuel to and from places we had to go.
I have multiple modified vehicles myself, and lately when I take them into town, I run into numerous Tesla's trying to dig run me from stoplights when I'm just cruising. Had a model X rip past me from a stoplight last week in my fully built S4 trying to show off, and he much had to lock up his brakes when he came up to a railroad crossing with a train passing through... I tried to give him a thumbs up to be friendly and open minded, but he never rolled his window down and just kept his head and eyes straight forward like a typical Tesla douche canoe. Lots of Model 3's and Model S's are always trying to run me it seems stoplight to stoplight, but none ever seem to want to do any roll races for some reason which is where I'd really like to see how they perform with my turbos spooled up from like a 60+ roll. Lol! Still haven't run one in the Lightning since I Whippled it and put the NT-05's on, but would like to do some dig runs with one soon when I get it back on the streets. Don't think I'll need to crack the bottle either, but might one night just to add a little spicy spice...
 

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