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Do you think the performance AWD specs will make us say "wow"?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by ratsbew, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. ratsbew

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    I have this feeling that the performance AWD Model 3 will be an insane value proposition for those looking for a performance car. I'm calling it now that it will be sub 3.0 seconds 0-60. The reason I think this is because I believe that Tesla can do this at a price point that is both "affordable" and has high margins. I'm guessing that a stripped performance AWD car (no PUP or autopilot, base color & wheels) will be about $60,000. That price gets a lot of people in the door and they will be sold after one launch.

    Men can have their performance car that is also their family car. I predict that the high-end Mustang/Camero/Charger/Challenger sales will take a very noticeable hit.
     
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    Hope you are correct buy I suspect they will not surpass performance of the base 100D (at least on paper).
     
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  3. ratsbew

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    It's hard to know, but I think it comes down to profit/car and how many they think they can sell at that price vs. the base price of the 100D. The 100D is much more expensive which limits the market and the margins aren't necessarily higher.
     
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    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    Sub 3 seconds, highly unlikely in my opinion. Comfortably sub 4 seconds for sure though. I think pricing will be closer to $70k than $60k even stripped.
     
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    Add $4K for a set of 20 inch performance wheels and tires.
     
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    Not if they are factory ordered.
     
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    You will be saying "wow" to the price also!!!!!!
     
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    I would look at the M3 for clues as to price on the Model 3 performance version. Probably a high 60s/low 70s starting price, probably top out close to $100k.
    I'd guess low 3s for 0-60. Don't see it luring many of the pony car crowd, they are too different of cars. The high end pony cars handle way better, and are more track focused, where as the 3 will never make a great track car. I do think it will steal M3/RS4/C63 buyers though.
     
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    I think the price is optimistic. I’m betting the Model 3 P follows a simpilar price structure to the Model S and X, which is major options included. I’m betting on a $70k base with EAP, FSD and maybe the 20” wheels as the only options.
     
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    One thing for sure. The model 3P, will make decisions around which car to buy more difficult than they are now.
    $90K + model 3P or a used or even base model S....
    Yikes
     
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    And hopefully women....
     
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  13. Krazaak

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    We picked up my wife's Model 3 on Monday and she's already suggested she might sell it for the Performance AWD when it becomes available.
     
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    I must admit, I have been mulling that over as well... my other half hopes I show some restraint! :)
     
  15. gaswalla

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    My guess 5k for dual drive and 9k for performance, with performance only available with pup
     
  16. cab

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    I would guess $68.5K plus as follows:

    $44K - base, large battery
    $5K - Dual Motor
    $2K - 20" rims (likely mandatory)
    $5K - PUP (likely mandatory)
    $2.5K - Air Suspension
    $10K - Performance version (note: wheels could be part of this pkg like it was with Performance Plus models)
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    $68.5K

    Heck destination fee puts you at $70K. Figure upper $70s as soon as you add AP and a "color". Basically, as others have said, this will really be a BMW M3, RS4, etc. competitor with similar pricing. Sorry, there is no "free lunch".
     
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  17. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    wow tesla.jpg
     
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    Since the BMW M3 turns 0-60 in 4seconds, I'm in the sub 4 second group.
     
  19. McRat

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    Some of the best racers are women.
    And there is a reason their insurance is usually less money.
     
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