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2019 performance battery Vs 2021 performance battery

Anyone know if there is a difference in the batter of the new performance Vs the old performance and what the capacity of each is please?
Think the SR+ has a larger battery because it is a different cheaper type which also weighs more but thought that the performance batteries hadn't changed?
 

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Performance wise I've not seen any head to heads but even if there were I suspect it will be quite complex. The heat pump in the 2021 in cooler weather will result in a cooler battery which will detract from its performance a little, but its larger capacity might improve it so I wouldn't be surprised if the older car is quicker in winter but slower in summer.
 
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Durzel

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No one has a MIC 2021 Performance yet, so no one knows.

Tesla quote the current (late 2020 on?) M3P as having a 3.1 seconds 0-60 time, vs the old one being 3.2 seconds.

I suspect that any difference - if it exists - is essentially within the margin of error in reaction time / reproducability, etc one way or the other as to be a non-issue.
 
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No one has a MIC 2021 Performance yet, so no one knows.

Tesla quote the current (late 2020 on?) M3P as having a 3.1 seconds 0-60 time, vs the old one being 3.2 seconds.

I suspect that any difference - if it exists - is essentially within the margin of error in reaction time / reproducability, etc one way or the other as to be a non-issue.

I did a few seasons of sprint hillclimbs sharing a car "turn about" with a friend. We were therefore able to compare our times with the same car on the same day. Admittedly we had no driver aids to manage traction like in a Tesla but a tenth of a second on the start phase was very easy to lose!!
 
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Tesla quote the current (late 2020 on?) M3P as having a 3.1 seconds 0-60 time, vs the old one being 3.2 seconds.

I suspect that any difference - if it exists - is essentially within the margin of error in reaction time / reproducability, etc one way or the other as to be a non-issue.

I think there is enough evidence that the Freemont Performance cars have a larger battery. All things being otherwise equal, this would allow more power to be pulled from the car as for the same C rating, maximum power is a factor of the battery size. Whether this explains the 0.1 seconds though I have no idea.

In the world of battery RC models, the batteries with higher C rating generally cost more but do allow more power to be charged or discharged. In the world of Tesla, I suspect within the same battery pack types, they are using the same C rating across the board.

 

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