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Model 3 Performance - Suspension

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by djwi, May 20, 2018.

  1. djwi

    djwi New Member

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    Has there been any mention of suspension changes for the Performance Version? I'm hoping that the car has a very sporty coilover suspension - similar to the P85+.

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  2. favo

    favo P3D+ owner

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    Well, it would appear they will have to change the suspension at least in the front, since the front motor won't fit otherwise. Beyond that, to back up Elon's claim that the P will outperform BMW M3 at the track, it would seem some suspension upgrade is possible/required.

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    e-FTW New electron smell

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  4. Daniel in SD

    Daniel in SD Active Member

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    I see the loophole now. He’s only saying that it will beat cars in its class on the track. He doesn’t say it’s in the same class as a BMW M3 just that it’s quicker :p
    But yes to beat cars like the BMW M3 on the track it will need suspension, monster brakes, and probably some sort of trick rear differential. I would be surprised if they over designed the LR cooling system so it will probably need that upgraded as well.
     

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