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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
- 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.
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
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 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