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How to Beat a Tesla Plaid for Cheap

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The Tesla Plaid is one of the fastest production EVs ever made and if you wanna beat it in an EV only race, you got two options: You could cheat on a technicality, or you could spend $2.4M dollars on a Rimac Nevera, the only production EV that’s faster. But what if there’s another way? A third option. Instead of buying a car to beat the Plaid, what if you built your own EV - and you did it on the cheap? Homemade EVs have been running faster 1/4-mile times than the Plaid for years, and many of those cost far less to build. So, there you go: the answer is “built not bought!” What’s the catch? Let’s find out!

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Comentarii: 1 456 

  1. Jose Martinez

    Jose Martinez

    Acum 5 ore

    you should do a video about hybrid cars and which are best- mpg, cost, price, handling, worth it?

  2. Vorael


    Acum 7 ore

    4:24 1,800 RPM lol

  3. A.J. John

    A.J. John

    Acum 7 ore

    Hey that Tesla going over the bridge to Red Cliff Colorado. Highway 24 is an amazing driving road, long straights at the top, good corners and great views. Would love an EV on the road because the high elevation kills power hahaha

  4. Lewis James

    Lewis James

    Acum 8 ore

    I live in Chicago, but I'm currently in Florida. Jerimiah, thank **** you left this place.

  5. Carl Soll

    Carl Soll

    Acum 10 ore

    0:01 Rolling Start*

  6. 360Alabama Outdoors

    360Alabama Outdoors

    Acum 11 ore

    Florida is not part of the south.

  7. greyson daniels

    greyson daniels

    Acum 18 ore

    How to beat tesla? Become tesla

  8. Luke T

    Luke T

    Acum o Zi

    Editor lazy

  9. George Lewis

    George Lewis

    Acum o Zi

    if you race an EV in a combustion race, you probably shouldn't consider yourself a "racer"

  10. carenthuiest221


    Acum o Zi


  11. georgieboy360


    Acum o Zi

    Lmao, to beat the plaid, just buy a plaid, put a different body on it, and that's it!

  12. rustler08


    Acum o Zi

    Sure, in a single glory run you might win at the drag strip. But, that means you have to get a perfect launch. Meanwhile, the Tesla will consistently run similar times. Also, this thing will be taken to Gapplebees on the street because no traction. Finally, it's unreliable, uncomfortable junk.

  13. persezyra


    Acum o Zi

    IT never did 1.9 I dont think lower than 2.1 iirc

  14. sammy_1_1


    Acum o Zi

    4:23 missed a 0 lol

  15. Kade Innes

    Kade Innes

    Acum o Zi

    All that just for a mum joke, winning😄

  16. Christian Bergs

    Christian Bergs

    Acum o Zi

    Go metric.. Nobody outside the us understands pound, inch etc.. and if you use ton aka 1000 kg, then for mass and not for

  17. EJECK V


    Acum o Zi

  18. Bill Kerr

    Bill Kerr

    Acum o Zi

    Ford is selling electric crate motors now. Companies like EV West sell motors, controllers, batteries and all the stuff you need. Not cheap. Not easy. Is building up a supercharged LS cheap or easy? EV batteries will kill you dead if you don't know what you are doing, but there is a lot of good (and some very bad) information right here on ROfilm.

  19. Richard Perez

    Richard Perez

    Acum o Zi

    Your Mom!........

  20. Andres p

    Andres p

    Acum o Zi

    an electric metro would do the trick

  21. J. V.

    J. V.

    Acum o Zi

    What's the deal with the Florida comment stacy? California made you smarter?

  22. Dankman9


    Acum o Zi

    Your mom parks in the driveway.

  23. himynameisramen


    Acum 2 Zile

    Whats really funny is all we gotta do is wait a lil bit and there'll be enough trashed Plaids to go around bc the fucking brakes are made of cheese and ppl are already crashing em lol

  24. BurningPhoenix


    Acum 2 Zile

    @11:00 30,0000 = 30k okty Donut needs me to detail check their videos come ON bruh

  25. BurningPhoenix


    Acum 2 Zile

    @4:23 18,00 RPM = 1800 RPM? Come ON Donut!

  26. Blake McKenna

    Blake McKenna

    Acum 2 Zile

    You prolly don't care nor mind and might of even left it on purpose after catching it yourselves, but you put 18,00RPM instead of 18,000RPM

  27. BurningPhoenix


    Acum 2 Zile

    AsteriSks*! Not Ateriks! Come on!

  28. Milton Roa

    Milton Roa

    Acum 2 Zile

    Could you guys do a EV conversion money pit?

    • Milton Roa

      Milton Roa

      Acum 2 Zile


  29. Black Cat

    Black Cat

    Acum 2 Zile


  30. It burns when i pvp

    It burns when i pvp

    Acum 2 Zile

    Does everyone over at "new Britannia soil" slow down to 0mph, when entering the highway? Get a better built car for half the money. The yoke is a joke.

  31. Ian Moone

    Ian Moone

    Acum 2 Zile

    Does anyone else ever think that Elon doesn't really know how Tesla cars work?

  32. Ian Moone

    Ian Moone

    Acum 2 Zile

    Something that means the opposite of its name: "The Patriot Act"

  33. George Lee

    George Lee

    Acum 2 Zile

    “Drag STIP” 😅

  34. Brandon Chayka

    Brandon Chayka

    Acum 2 Zile

    Florida is better than California so I’m sorry for your loss

  35. Justin Petersen

    Justin Petersen

    Acum 2 Zile

    $30,0000. wut?

  36. JFK422


    Acum 2 Zile

    Small detail, the Tesla motor isnt actually a Squirrel Cage motor but a Synchronus Reluctance one.

  37. Brad ൠ

    Brad ൠ

    Acum 2 Zile

    3:26 Hey, Jeremiah, I just wanted do thank you for getting out of Florida my guy! 👍

  38. S A

    S A

    Acum 2 Zile

    Bought not Built Bitches with OPM!!!

  39. William


    Acum 2 Zile

    Instead of staying on the topic: "How to Beat a Tesla Plaid for Cheap", we get a rant about how Tesla electric motors are made and work... Also "thirty grand"?: 11:00 It looks more like the East Asian numbering system.

  40. Jon Hurd

    Jon Hurd

    Acum 2 Zile

    Glad you made it out Cuz!!!✊🏽🤘🏽👍🏽👏🏽💙💚🥳

  41. giorno giovanna

    giorno giovanna

    Acum 2 Zile

    Just get a miata and use the Nurburgring as a track

  42. KurtisB


    Acum 2 Zile

    The ‘electrical converters’ you mentioned more than a few times aren’t exactly crazy tech. The rectifier (AC to DC) is basically just a diode pack, and the inverter portion (DC to AC) is a very common (in industrial applications) device called a VFD or ASD. Well, more accurately the inverter is actually half of a VFD. Anyway, they are used all the time to control electric motor speed, although usually only between 25-60hz because most motors don’t like to go slower than that, and most devices aren’t rated for a higher input speed than 1800rpm (60hz) in North America. The really impressive thing about the Tesla engineering is getting those motors to spin 20,000rpm, as well as be able to creep through a parking lot at low speed. It’s hard to make things to withstand that range of speed and load conditions, and be quiet and civilized. If you run a regular squirrel cage 3 phase motor below 25hz, they usually make a very strange but grating racket, and have heating issues. The solutions to those problems are really incredible.

  43. SABean RPuff

    SABean RPuff

    Acum 2 Zile

    Literally evs are demonstrating that build be better,

  44. Joshua Gibson

    Joshua Gibson

    Acum 2 Zile

    Believe it or not, a shit load of us want more basic cars than what are being offered. Think 2005 Chevy Cobalt base 5 speed. That type of car. Manual buttons and knobs. No screens. No self drive or lane assist. No power seats, windows, or locks. A car is a tool for me to travel. Not an entertainment device. All I want is good fuel economy, PS, PB, A/C and heat, a radio preferably with Bluetooth, and that's it. Surely I'm not alone?

  45. H-J. K.

    H-J. K.

    Acum 2 Zile

    stupider every day.

  46. Yamahagangsta 69

    Yamahagangsta 69

    Acum 2 Zile

    Ev cars suck

  47. Mr C

    Mr C

    Acum 2 Zile

    I really like how you guys create trends like the love of the 6000 😄

  48. Josh Ramkhallawan

    Josh Ramkhallawan

    Acum 2 Zile

    Bart was the best

  49. Critical


    Acum 2 Zile

    This is like an educational show from Nickelodeon but for "grown ups"! I love it

    • Javier Torres Perales

      Javier Torres Perales

      Acum o Zi

      So cool to see you guys here! When are new videos coming??

    • Jordan Bowman

      Jordan Bowman

      Acum 2 Zile

      PBS adults

    • Kristoffer Piispanen

      Kristoffer Piispanen

      Acum 2 Zile

      När kommer nya videos

  50. SlowAndSad


    Acum 2 Zile

    I love how it’s 18,00 RPM instead of 18,000

  51. Benjamin Hayes

    Benjamin Hayes

    Acum 2 Zile

    Mustache guy isn’t funny

  52. Gordz


    Acum 2 Zile

    how many fucking zeroes in that 30,000??

  53. Legend-Kel'Thuzad


    Acum 2 Zile

    The zero to sixty near a second must be like having your brain thrown against the back interior of your skull. Does not sound confortable.

  54. Apek Bajin

    Apek Bajin

    Acum 2 Zile

    Do you have any idea, what's green and big? Your mom!

  55. dead eye desmond

    dead eye desmond

    Acum 2 Zile

    don't disrespect grandmas stuffing

  56. ID KY

    ID KY

    Acum 2 Zile

    Or hear me out buy a drag pack challenger which looks better than a Tesla



    Acum 2 Zile

    Man! You look like and sound like Chris Pratt. I gotta say you got me on mama joke 🤣🤣

  58. Dylan Munoz

    Dylan Munoz

    Acum 2 Zile

    Whats the thumbnail car

  59. Fly Beats

    Fly Beats

    Acum 2 Zile

    Day 18 of saying Aaron should have his own segment on Donut

  60. spencer Seay

    spencer Seay

    Acum 2 Zile


  61. Ned Frankly

    Ned Frankly

    Acum 2 Zile

    So you left a zero off the tesla rpm figure, but you added it back in the miata build cost. Balanced! Always ludicrously educational!

  62. rusty kasen

    rusty kasen

    Acum 2 Zile

    Not the video we wanted… the video we needed

  63. Richard Pena

    Richard Pena

    Acum 3 Zile


  64. Davide Gallizioli

    Davide Gallizioli

    Acum 3 Zile

    I'm a big fan of the channel....but I've to watch the videos with a converter in background 😅 Please!For us non-US viewers write the data also in metric 😅😁

  65. Kilolocks


    Acum 3 Zile

    Your mom joke was on point!

  66. DefinitelyNotTfue


    Acum 3 Zile

    Did he watched ELECTROBOOM before making th video? 🥴

  67. jake mildenstein

    jake mildenstein

    Acum 3 Zile

    That’s the first time I’ve laughed at a your mom joke since middle school. Great job jerry 😂

  68. Outside Duh Box

    Outside Duh Box

    Acum 3 Zile

    I'm dead on that Ludacris bit bruh 😂 🤣

  69. 2010HarleyDynaFXD


    Acum 3 Zile

    Apples to Apples couldn't you just do 4 AM Racing AMR Dual Stack 250-90 AC Motors to a 4x4 truck chassis and just do a Ford F100, Gm C10/C15 or Dodge D series cab to it. It would be a serious sleeper electric truck.

  70. CaliBoy 831

    CaliBoy 831

    Acum 3 Zile

    I would like to see the plaid vs the honicorn

  71. CS Horizon

    CS Horizon

    Acum 3 Zile

    Triggered Computer Scientist here… THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CENTRIFUGAL FORCE… that’s merely an engineering term to explain the effect resulting from the centripetal force in a different, but technically wrong way as long as the word “force” is used in conjunction with centrifugal.

  72. Kaypy


    Acum 3 Zile

    To be fair a if u did do wrong - it’s it still right to go off the record?

  73. MeesAngel


    Acum 3 Zile

    9 minutes of this video was just explaining how the tesla plaid works.

  74. Explode


    Acum 3 Zile

    the intro was just blank lmao no engine

  75. hotsauce717


    Acum 3 Zile

    That miata missed out on double entendre with the name “asphalt & battery”

  76. Jack Russelle Lewis

    Jack Russelle Lewis

    Acum 3 Zile

    Functional ev conversions are more expensive. If you wanted to buy a legit battery pack with a useful capacity you’re gonna need more a lot more money… a wrecked tesla more than likely has a damaged battery which is gonna be needed to be inspected



    Acum 3 Zile


  78. Octavio Hernandez

    Octavio Hernandez

    Acum 3 Zile


  79. Matteo p

    Matteo p

    Acum 3 Zile

    Jo jo wait, that ev mustang had a somewhat cool sound, AND FUCKING GEARS?

  80. Bruno Henrique

    Bruno Henrique

    Acum 3 Zile

    11:00 thats a lot of zeros

  81. Ntxhuav Lis

    Ntxhuav Lis

    Acum 3 Zile

    That's not building a electric vehicle. It is buying their bare minimum parts and adapt to something else. That's like buying a Tesla and just rip everything you don't out of it so it is lighter just to bear another Tesla.



    Acum 3 Zile

    You left the freedom of Florida and move to communist California?

  83. Moped Madness

    Moped Madness

    Acum 3 Zile

    Next on money pit?

  84. Joel Edwards

    Joel Edwards

    Acum 3 Zile

    Anyone remember that street legal electric datsun? I think was called white zombie. That was cool too

  85. Kenya Website

    Kenya Website

    Acum 3 Zile

    Your mom joke got me 😂😂😂

  86. Lorrie Carrel

    Lorrie Carrel

    Acum 3 Zile

    My friend Shawn would love that 6000 LE idea

  87. Chaz Harrison

    Chaz Harrison

    Acum 3 Zile

    the Tesla is full of shit, read the fine print. Its 1.99 with track tar and the first foot of accel takin other car company takes their times that way, even motortrend said thats not the norm.

  88. Wayne S.

    Wayne S.

    Acum 3 Zile

    Electrical current doesn't move through the stator. It moves as a magnetic field outside of the stator.

  89. Jonathan Olvera

    Jonathan Olvera

    Acum 3 Zile

    Why e-cars don't have transmission?

  90. RecklessFables


    Acum 3 Zile

    4700 lbs... And I was mad an R32 takes XL load rated tires

  91. Anthony Pilkjaer

    Anthony Pilkjaer

    Acum 3 Zile

    This should be next Donut project car.

  92. Credit Card help

    Credit Card help

    Acum 3 Zile

    So basically to beat the plaid you need to take apart a plaid and put it into something else

  93. Thomas Ratigan

    Thomas Ratigan

    Acum 3 Zile

    I thought you were referring to Nolan not my mom but fair enough man

  94. imsoblu72


    Acum 3 Zile

    If yall dont make an EV Pontiac 6000 now. I'm gonna be pi$$ed lol

  95. Jake Lowney

    Jake Lowney

    Acum 3 Zile

    Take the seats out of the Plaid and throw some lighter wheels and tires on and it’s been hitting 8.99 - 9.08. 👍

  96. Dominic


    Acum 3 Zile

    AHHHH I see what you guys did there... take the missing "0" from "18,00rpm" (4:25) and added it to the "$30,0000" (11:00). What kinda mind games are you guys tryna play here 🤔🤔

  97. bruh meme

    bruh meme

    Acum 3 Zile

    "fuckin' magnets..."

  98. Brent Wright

    Brent Wright

    Acum 3 Zile

    Why do I feel like some guys are donut are huge liberals??

  99. bearNme


    Acum 3 Zile

    Love this F’n channel. Big brain plays nd the jokes from james nd Jeremiah wen they r alone nd james nd nolan wen they r together r perfect! But the line, “or jus wait to buy a wrecked plaid….” Nearly killed me it was so funny lmaoooo.