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«We pile into the compact confines of the Model 3, which looks the same as any other, except for having a combined 450 hp and 471 lb-ft of torque. That sort of power should put its performance on par with a BMW M3 super sedan.»
Read more: MotortrendFrom issue #18
With the release of Track Model v2, Tesla also introduced the ability to store track sessions, including video and a bunch data, but they didn’t release is a way of visualizing it. This is why Reddit’s user u/CAPSLOCKCHAMP has built a Python script to parse the Track Mode 2 information from a .csv file to make a visualization of the data in a program called Houdini. Houdini is really good for this type of procedural animation combined with data, the end result is pretty impressive.From issue #106
- Colder battery = less regen, power and slower charge
- Lower SOC = faster charge / better regen if cold
- High SOC = less regen / charge speed even with a warm battery
- Charging to 80% vs. 90% daily might be worth it just for the slight regen increase at lower temperatures
According to Elon Musk’s Twitter account «Tesla will enable orders end of next week for dual motor AWD & performance. Starting production of those in July. Air suspension prob next year.»
Read more: TwitterFrom issue #8
In the rare event you haven’t heard yet, Tesla finally released the specs and opened the orders for the long-awaited Model 3 dual motor all-wheel-drive and performance versions.
Dual Motor AWD
- Range: 310 miles
- 0 to 60 mph acceleration: 4.5 seconds
- Top speed: 140 mph
- Price: $5,000 for AWD option
- Range: 310 miles
- 0 to 60 mph acceleration: 3.5 seconds
- Top speed: 155 mph
- Price: $78,000 (without autopilot)
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #9
New Performance package for the Model 3. It includes track-focused brake fluid, high-performance brake pads and 20» Zero-G Performance Wheels (which may affect range). Costs $5,500.
On top of that Tesla is releasing the Track Mode V2. In this version, they’re giving the driver a lot of freedom to tweak how the car responds and other interesting features like recoding video, built-in-lap timer, and more.
What do you think? I personally think that those rims look 🔥🔥🔥 See it in action on a track.
The Model Y with the Performance upgrade adds $8,000 to the cost of a LR AWD Model Y with 19” Gemini or $6,000 if you compare it to a LR AWD with 20” Induction wheels. But… is it worth the investment? I guess the answer is it depends on what you’re looking for but according to this comparison by ‘The Kilowatts’, if you’re looking for the extra performance, it’s totally worth it since the two are not that different in terms of range.
See more: YouTubeFrom issue #116
If you purchased a Performance Model 3 and are still waiting for Tesla to call to get your spoiler installed, you can stop waiting. Just schedule a service appointment and they’ll come to you and get the job done.
I don’t have a link for you and I have a Model S, not Performance Model 3, but a friend just did this and since it seems that some people didn’t know about it, I thought I’d share.From issue #78
Trevor, from Tesla Owners Online, and Ian Pavelko, took a Model 3 into track. Spoiler: the Model 3 Performance peaked at 163mph or 262kmh.#74
Per conversation on Twitter, it seems like Tesla is trying to sell higher price versions first in order to avoid negative margins.
Read more: RedditFrom issue #10
This article offers a unique perspective by a Tesla owner who has owned a Model S, a Model X, a Model 3, and since recently, also a Model Y. He compares each model to the Model Y and offers his verdict in terms of aesthetics, functionality, interior volume, technology, performance, and driveability.From issue #107
Tesla has published the EPA numbers for the Model 3 for 2020, they’ve split the range of the performance version by wheels.
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #85
A company called Ingenext is offering Model 3 Performance software upgrades at a discounted price ($1,100 instead of $2,000). They are not only selling ‘Acceleration boost’ but also including some additional capabilities like ‘Drift mode’. While is neat to see people unlocking stuff in our Tesla’s I have no doubt that Tesla could issue a software update to make this upgrade stop working.
Ingenext is also offering the upgrade to Model 3 Dual Motor cars with the caveat that you’d lose the ability to receive software updates. That would be a deal-breaker for me, but I assume if they are offering this there must be some demand for it 🤷♂️
Read more: ElectrekFrom issue #116
A Tesla Model X 100D recently received a software update that “uncorked” more performance from the luxury all-electric SUV. The update, which was featured in a recent DragTimes video on YouTube, allowed the Model X 100D to attain a better speed and power output compared to before.
Read more: TeslaratiFrom issue #16