The Tesla Model 3 Performance is unlike any other car we have tested before.
Back in September, we spent an enjoyable weekend behind the wheel of this all-electric performance machine and walked away very impressed. It offers superb performance at a great price and is a very compelling package. Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire recently spent some time with a Model 3 Performance in California and also came away quite enamored by the car.
Beneath the skin of the Tesla Model 3 Performance sits a 75 kWh battery pack that’s paired to two electric motors to deliver a combined 450 hp and 472 lb-ft (640 Nm) of torque. Instantaneous torque and stunning levels of grip allow the car to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds and when we drove it, it seemed to be just as quick off the line in the pouring rain as it was in the dry.
Blistering: Tesla Model 3 Performance Sets Blistering 11.72 Second Quarter Mile
One of the most impressive things about the Tesla Model 3 Performance is the ‘Track Mode.’ If you’re feeling the need for speed, it can be switched on and the car reveals itself as quite a capable canyon carver that feels light on its toes and will dance its way through corners. Track Mode also does a superb job of hiding the vehicle’s weight and it really is a joy to drive.
In his review, Farah mentions that whenever he drives the Model 3 Performance, or any electric vehicle for that matter, he always arrives at his destination feeling relaxed. We experienced the same.