In a new Sam CarLegion YouTube video, three hot electric crossovers compete in a series of drag races. The segment is more crowded than ever, providing consumers with a plethora of performance options, but not all are equal. The video decides which of the three should go to the drag strip.
All three electric crossovers are equipped with dual motors and all-wheel drive. Their outputs, however, differ. The Genesis is the most powerful, with 483 horsepower (360 kilowatts) and 516 pound-feet (699 Newton-meters) of torque with boost. The Mustang Mach-E has 480 hp (357 kW) less horsepower than the Genesis, but it compensates with 634 lb-ft (859 Nm) of torque. It’s also the heaviest at 4,920 pounds (2,231 kilograms). The GV60 weighs in at 4,862 lbs (2,205 kg).
The Tesla Model Y has the lowest power output (385 hp (287 kW) and torque (376 lb-ft (509 Nm). That’s a significant disadvantage, but it compensates by being the lightest of the bunch. The Tesla weighs only 4,402 pounds (1,996 kg).
The Mustang takes off from the starting line well ahead of its two competitors in the first race. However, it is unable to maintain its lead, with the GV60 catching up and passing the Ford before the two cars cross the finish line. The Tesla finished third. The second race has the same finish order as the first, but the Tesla finished much closer to the Mustang this time.
The rolling race at 38 miles per hour (60 kilometres per hour) levels the playing field for the trio. The Genesis still wins, crushing the other two, but in this race, the Tesla beats the Mustang, stealing second place from Ford’s electric crossover.
Electric vehicles level the performance playing field, and the segment is expected to become even more crowded in the coming years. Crossovers are popular with consumers, and automakers enjoy producing fast EVs – for a price. The three crossovers in the video above are not cheap, but they deliver a lot of performance for the money.
Source: SamCarLegion / YouTube