Watch This Model Y Performance Leave Heavily Modified Race Cars In Its Dust

Proving once again the ICE age is dead.

Our friends at MountainPass Performance took their Tesla Model Y Performance to a time attack track event recently and kicked some serious dino-burning butt. They finished 3rd in their class and eighth overall with about fifty high-performance participants. 

We love it when people bring their EVs to racing events like this and really drop the hammer. The fact that the Model Y isn’t even a sports car, it’s a freaking family-hauling crossover, makes the results even better. 

We said above that they finished 3rd in their class but that needs a little explaining. MountainPass Performance explained to InsideEVs: 

The car should have been in either Production AWD or Street AWD, as there are comparable cars in both classes (for example, there is a Golf R and Subaru STi in Production AWD, both of which have similar power/weight). We were bumped to Super Street AWD because the tire size exceeded the 265mm width limit for street class, however, nothing smaller had a diameter that would be tall enough for the SUV! 

The classes were as follows:

  • Unlimited (RWD, AWD, FWD)
  • Super Street (RWD, AWD, FWD)
  • Street (RWD, AWD, FWD)
  • Production (RWD, AWD, FWD)

The results