Nico Rosberg Drag Races Porsche 911 GT2 RS Against Tesla Model 3 In Monaco

If you’ve been following former F1 world champion Nico Rosberg on social media, then you probably know that he’s extremely passionate about electric vehicles.

In one of his previous videos, he promised that he would race a Porsche 911 GT2 RS against the all-electric Energica motorcycle, but with logistics being an issue, he instead went with a dual-motor Tesla Model 3 Performance, which he felt could match the Porsche in acceleration.

On paper, despite the top-spec Model 3’s ultra-impressive 0-60 mph time of just 3.3 seconds, the GT2 RS is technically capable of hitting 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds, which basically means it should be noticeably quicker off the line than its all-electric opponent.

In reality though, Rosberg couldn’t keep up with the Tesla’s savage acceleration, which we’re sure wasn’t his fault. Unless you get off to a perfect start (perfect grip, perfect tires etc), there’s very little you can do against a four-wheel drive car with instant torque and sufficient power so as to keep you at bay.

During this run, the Model 3 managed to hit 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, whereas the Porsche could only manage it in 3.3 seconds. Also, to Rosberg’s surprise, the Tesla kept pulling away up until the very end – apparently he was expecting the GT2 RS to reel in the American sedan after the initial jump off the line.

Still, we’d like to see these two on a track, as we have a sneaking suspicion that the hardcore 911 would turn the tables on the Tesla despite its acceleration deficit.


  • Blade t

    That model 3 is quicker than I thought..

    • Bo Hanan

      It has donald duck lips too.

  • TheBelltower

    Racing a Porsche and a Tesla on a pier in Monaco… not a bad life at all. I don’t know who this Rosberg guy is. But I’m Googling real estate in Monaco.

    • Matt

      Rosberg is a former F1 driver and teammate of Lewis Hamilton…

      • Eagle By Singer


        • Matt

          Oh really?

  • Craig

    On the track? Who cares what they’re like on the track. How many of you have ever driven a car on a track? How many of you have ever been to a track? I’ll take the Tesla thanks. IF INDEED speed is my ONLY consideration.

    • Matt

      If you have a GT2 RS you’re going to care what it’s like on a track. That’s the reason you bought one.

      • Craig

        Not me.

        • botornot387

          cause you didn’t buy one…

          • Craig

            I know whether or not I would drive my car on a track.

  • Bo Hanan

    I really hate videos where serious cars are being driven by annoying girly-men. Yes, I went there.

    • assassingtr

      It’s okay. No one likes Rosberg anyways.

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