Yep, these YouTubers are up to weird things about cars. Maybe we’re suckers for covering up its shenanigans, but we can’t resist a ridiculous premise and the resulting shenanigans. See the Tesla Model 3 upside down on 115-inch stagecoach wheels. No, there is no rhyme or reason to it other than as a spectacle. But it’s functional. Or at least it was until the end of the video.
Why did YouTuber make Tesla upside down?
YouTuber “WhistlinDiesel” offers quite inane videos because YouTube. We expect that most, if not all, WhistlinDiesel videos are fake, staged, whatever you want to call it. Many similar car shenanigans are too, but did you know that. It’s all about views, likes and shares, which can lead to Benjamins. In a not very similar vein, that’s what MotorBiscuit does, except for the fake, staged, etc. parts.
So the challenge WhistlinDiesel faces is its assumption that all EVs work just as well upside down as they do upside down. We have never heard of such a challenge or consultation. We know that it was never made for gasoline-powered vehicles, as all the fluids can come out possibly seconds after the rollover.
Why are inverted Tesla wheels so big?
However, that’s what our intrepid YouTuber wants to explore. OK then! The simplest way to explore the possibility of cheating gravity with an EV is with wheels high enough that the car tries to run both upside down and upside down. Or something like this. Otherwise, it runs into a bunch of alternatives that, realistically, and compounded by the time it would take to fetch them, wouldn’t work for a two-minute YouTube video.
Thus, four 115-inch steel stagecoach spoke wheels were manufactured for the EV. They are steel, not wood as the original stagecoaches were. You can see in the video that right side up it works like a regular Tesla. Obviously, the critical area of these wheels is their attachment points.
You can see that the hubs are quite hefty, holding a two-ton Tesla. And it really works, even driving really fast, both right side up and upside down. Although the steering is constrained by the size of the wheels, it turns, sometimes after numerous connections in tight turns.
Were there any problems during filming?
The biggest problem encountered with standing upside down is blood rushing to the head. This is almost a no-brainer, no pun intended. And it is difficult to say whether the seat belt fastens the driver or not. So it becomes obvious that if someone really tried to direct this, they would have to sit in the main attraction, right side up.
At the end, Whistlin Diesel has a penchant for destroying what he has made. Burning 115-inch tires and throwing logs by spinning the wheels only goes so far. Driverless, it sends it to its unnatural end. And why not? With nearly five million viewers on his channel, we think he could buy a Tesla or three.