Tesla Model 3 Wins Targa Rally in Western Australia for the First Time

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While no one is surprised about Tesla’s past success with its performance models, another history-making Tesla victory has drawn the recent attention of onlookers.

On Saturday, a Tesla Model 3 Performance won Western Australia’s Targa South West Rally for the first time in history, as reported by TechAU. The victory marks the first electric vehicle to win in a Targa130 cup event, and an impressive feat for Jurgen and Helen Lunsmann, the drivers responsible for the win.

Gemtek EV Racing, the winning crew and team of the Lunsmann’s, has raced a Tesla Roadster in years past, though this is the first year they’ve upgraded to a Model 3.

The Model 3 won by a landslide, achieving an impressive total time of 1:00:17. The second place winner was driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7 and earned a time of 1:04:40, more than 4 minutes behind the Model 3. Among the cars present were also other notoriously fast cars, including the Porsche 911 and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, neither of which stood a chance next to the Model 3.

Though the EV craze is just hitting the racing world, it feels like they should’ve been around long before with the amount of victories they’re already racking under their belts.

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