Watch Tesla Semi and Cybertruck go head-to-head in a 'sort of' drag race

Tesla Cybertruck against Tesla Semi drag race showcasing impressive features

Tesla has put its Cybertruck and Tesla Semi, both electric pickup trucks and heavy-duty trucks on a drag race. Irrespective of which vehicle won the race, the look of it shows how spectacular both vehicles are. According to drivers, the Tesla Semi handles more like a sports car than a semi-truck. It accelerates closer to a sports car.

Watch Tesla Semi and Cybertruck go head-to-head in a 'sort of' drag race
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Tesla quotes a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 20 seconds, but that’s while pulling a full load. Anyone who has been stuck behind a truck on a highway on-ramp should know that this is impressive. Then without a load, the 0-60 mph acceleration is believed to be closer to five seconds. Tesla is trying to make the Cybertruck also outperform conventional pickup trucks. CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla set out to make it “more utilitarian than the F-150 while handling and accelerating like a sports car.”

The Tesla Semi and Cybertruc were then seen going head-to-head in what appeared to be some kind of staged drag race. The footage emerged from social media, and some presented it as a “drag race” between the Tesla Semi and Cybertruck. However, with the Model 3, Model Y, Model S, and Model X, all in white in the back, it looks like it is a staged photo op for Tesla rather than an actual demonstration. But it does look like they floored the Tesla Semi for a second, and the sound is absolutely insane.

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Both vehicles are very quick. The Semi is promised to accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour (96.5 km/h) in just 20 seconds when fully loaded. Without the trailer, it might be quicker than most cars on the road and reach 60 mph in just five seconds. That’s pretty amazing for such a vehicle, which must also offer long-range and high efficiency.

The Tesla Cybertruck, on the other hand, will be even quicker. Its 0-60 mph acceleration in the top-of-the-line version should not take more than three seconds. The initial specs outlined three levels: 2.9 seconds (Tri-Motor all-wheel-drive version), 4.5 seconds (Dual Motor all-wheel-drive version), and 6.5 seconds (Single motor rear-wheel drive version) – however, the third, weakest option will not be introduced. In other words, the all-wheel drive Cybertrucks should easily win against the Tesla Semi in any real-world drag race. These vehicles were spotted at the Tesla Giga Texas site accompanied by other Tesla cars. But unlike other static presentations or casual driving scenes, it was new, the Tesla Cybertruck and Tesla Semi were driving side-by-side.