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Tesla Releases The New Model 3 Performance - Ludicrous - And It's Fast - Really Fast - Faster Than A Porsche 911

Tesla has just released their Model 3 performance "ludicrous" and it is one fast vehicle, clocking in at 2.9 seconds for a 0 to 60 mph run. It is EASILY the most affordable performance vehicle on the market.

New Model 3 Performance Released

The new Tesla Model 3 performance, the "ludicrous" version of the Model 3, has just been released, and it's really fast.

So fast, in fact, that it's faster than a Porsche 911.

Here are the specs for the car:

  • Bespoke Performance Design
  • AWD with Performance Drive Unit
  • Sport Seats
  • Adaptive Suspension
  • 20'' Forged Wheels
  • Track Mode V3
  • 296 miles of range (EPA)
  • 163 mph top speed
  • 2.9 sec. 0-60 mph
  • $52,990 total cost

The new Model 3 performance can go 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds, whereas a Porsche 911 does it between 3.4 to 4.5 seconds, depending on the model.

This is a very fast car!

New Model 3 Performance, 2024

Tesla describes it as follows:

All-new high-performance drive units deliver more than combined 500 horsepower and 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Welcome to the most powerful Model 3 ever.

0-60 mph in 2.9

510 hp / 741 Nm

163 mph top speed

Performance-tuned chassis
Same quiet & comfortable cabin plus bespoke chassis hardware for improved stiffness and higher performance baseline.

More power, lower energy consumption
New Performance 4th gen drive unit can deliver:

+22% continuous power
+32% peak power
+16% peak torque

compared to previous Model 3 Performance. All with lower total energy consumption!

Forged & staggered 20" wheels + Pirelli P Zero 4 tires
Better traction out of corners while limiting traction control interventions.

Also, better comfort, lower rolling resistance & increased range.

Better Track Mode
Track Mode V3 now integrates motor controls, suspension controls, powertrain cooling, & our Vehicle Dynamics Controller (VDC) under a single, unified system.

This gives you a more predictable, stable & consistent experience in various track environments.

New Adaptive Damping system
Adjusts to driver & road inputs in real time to optimize ride & handling, while also improving ride comfort.

Controlled via in-house software, which means it keeps improving via future over-the-air software updates.

More aerodynamic exterior design
5% reduced drag, 36% lift reduction & 55% improvement in front-to-rear lift balance compared to previous Model 3 Performance.

New Sports Seats
Same functionality & comfort as before, but with much better lateral support for cornering & dynamic driving

Model 3 performance inside seats

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Comes With Everything Any Tesla Does

The car comes with everything any other Tesla does, and can run FSD, which will drive the car around in a supervised fashion.

These accessories can be added on to the car at the time of purchase:

  • Model 3 roof rack
  • Model 3 center console trays
  • Model 3 all-weather interior liners

It also qualifies for a $7,500 U.S. Federal tax credit, dropping the price below $50,000 to $45,490 - quite a steal in my opinion.

This is likely to be a popular vehicle for Tesla enthusiasts and may attract those looking for a really fast car that's an EV.

Model 3 Performance WheelsFor Further Reading: Elon Musk Will Hopefully Say the Following Tomorrow On Tesla's Earnings Call

Would you get the new Model 3 performance?

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