So i just finished my test drive with the Performance version - and in a word: wow, acceleration was impressive! I had rented the RWD 3 a few months ago and as some of you might recall, I was a little underwhelmed with the acceleration. I decided to hold off until AWD/P specs were out and I'm glad I did. Even with 3 adults in the car, mashing the pedal at a stoplight felt like we were about to take flight. The 0-60 peer was noticeably better than the RWD. Like lightyears difference. The passing speed 60-80 felt about the same as the RWD though. Did not notice any front motor whine with AC and radio off (a test my passengers did not appreciate given it was 96 degrees outside!). The white interior was also more impressive than the standard black although I think I prefer the wooden dash trim to the cheap feeling white plastic. Also, the glass roof was very hot to the touch. I definitely think it will need a UV IR film. Overall, the Performance version was impressive. Now I'm facing another quandary: keep my AWD order or pay $16K to upgrade to P (with the must have wheels package).