Watch: Your Upside-Down Tesla Model 3 On 115-Inch Wheels For Today
Yes, those YouTubers are up to weird car nonsense. Maybe we’re suckers for covering their shenanigans, but we can’t resist a ridiculous premise and the resulting antics. Behold the upside-down Tesla Model 3 on 115-inch stagecoach wheels. No, there is no rhyme or reason for it, other than as a spectacle. But it is functional. Or at least it was until the video’s end.
Why did the YouTuber do the upside-down Tesla?
YouTuber “WhistlinDiesel” offers fairly inane videos because YouTube. We expect that most if not all of WhistlinDiesel’s vids are fake, staged, whatever you want to call it. Many similar car antics are as well, but you knew that. It’s all about the views, likes, and shares, which can lead to the Benjamins. In a not-quite similar vein, it’s what MotorBiscuit does, except for the fake, staged, etc., parts.
So the challenge that WhistlinDiesel confronts is his assumption that all EVs function just as well upside down as right side up. We have never heard of such a challenge or query. We know it was never posited for gasoline-powered vehicles, seeing as how all of the fluids can exit possibly within seconds of flipping over.
Why are the upside -down Tesla wheels so large?
Nevertheless, that’s what our intrepid YouTuber wishes to explore. Ok, then! The simplest way to explore the possibility of cheating gravity with an EV is with wheels that are tall enough for the car to attempt to function both upward, and upside-downward. Or something like that. Otherwise, it gets into several alternatives that, realistically, and compounded by the time it would take to pursue them, won’t work for a two-minute YouTube vid.
So, four steel 115-inch stagecoach spoke wheels were fabricated for the EV. They’re steel, not wood, as original stagecoaches were. You can see in the vid that right side up, it functions somewhat like a regular Tesla. Obviously, the critical area of these wheels is their attachment points.
You can see the hubs are fairly stout, in keeping with holding up a two-ton Tesla. And it actually functions, even driving it fairly fast, both right side up and upside down. Though the steering is restricted by the sheer size of the wheels, it does turn, sometimes after numerous connections on tight turns.
Were there problems during filming?
The biggest issue encountered being upside down is blood rushing to the head. That’s almost a no-brainer, no pun intended. And it is hard to tell whether seatbelts hold the driver, or not. So it becomes obvious that if one were to actually try to drive this, they would have to sit on the headliner, right side up.
In the end, WhistlinDiesel has a penchant for destroying that which he has wrought. Doing 115-inch tire burnouts and chucking logs spinning the wheels only goes so far. Driverless, he sends it to its unnatural end. And why not? With almost five million viewers to his channel, we’re thinking he can afford to off a Tesla or three.