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No Performance Model Until Next Year

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by voltage, Mar 24, 2017.

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  1. voltage

    voltage Member

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    @elonmusk is there going to be a Performance 3? Would love to see the power of a Model S with the light weight of a Model 3

    @dr_angus Yeah, probably a year from now. S will still win on acceleration though, due to having more space for a larger battery.
     
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  2. Bruin1996

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    Bummer... I really wanted a top of the line performance Model 3. I think I am going to defer until I can get that even though I may lose some of the tax credit. Despite being a Tesla owner and waiting in line on March 31 I guess I won't be be taking early deliveries of the Model 3. On the positive side, this will allow Tesla some time to work out some of the kinks before I get my loaded, top of the line Model 3.

    Actually, I might get the RWD Model 3 for my parents as planned since they don't really care about any options other than the Autopilot HW2 technology and any other safety-related options.
     
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    WhAt are you assuming the performance model 3 will be? All the tweets ibe read form musk say if you wnat performance, buy an S. Also that the S and X will always lead in features.

    Seems like everytime info comes to light about rhe 3, people get pissed that the rumors are false.


    The 3 isnt a half priced, smaller model S.

    I wouldnt be surprised if the top of the line 3 is better than a base S, but i dont know...none if us do.
     
  4. Alketi

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    Yeah, if you want a PD model, as I do, it sounds like next March will probably be the earliest you'll see it. And he lowered expectations about both the level of performance to expect as well as any possibility of a HUD. For me, disappointing all around, unfortunately. :(
     
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  5. Model S M.D.

    Model S M.D. Ludicrous Radiologist

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    This is terrible news....
     
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    After the reveal, he was asked on twitter if there would be a ludicrous mode, and he answered, "of course". Then again, he also said it would have spaceship like controls, which I don't see happening either.
     
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    Yeah, I'm still not completely sold that there isn't more than he's letting on with the instrumentation. He has already set us up to expect improvement somewhere above what we already know/have seen. I think that things like performance, AP, battery, etc are generally known quantities. No room for a shocker there. I think the only room for improvement is with the interior, so I find it hard to believe that we won't see some pretty big changes there.
     
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    What makes you think there will be any improvements there?
     
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    But it is good news for Tesla's Q2 sales. As intended.

    Time to place those Model S/X orders people... (wishes Tesla) :)
     
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    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    Musk said we were going to see a car that was in a lot of ways better than the one at the reveal. I don't know what else he could mean by that.
     
  12. McHoffa

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    The base Model 3 has a 0-60 of under 6 seconds. It will be quicker than a base X (6 seconds) but probably not as quick as a base S.
     
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    Elon Musk on Twitter
     
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    This is really disappointing :(
     
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    Probably the same reason people drive roadsters and small coupes that are fast. Small, fast cars are really fun to drive. They feel way more nimble than a full sized performance sedan or muscle car. My husbands S4 feels like a compact compared to my P85, and it is just as fun to drive as my S even if the straighline performance is technically less.

    A P3L would be a total blast zipping through traffic or running curvy roads just due to its smaller size.
     
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  16. dennis

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    Oh bummer, 0-60 for Model 3 75PDL will only be 3.0 rather than 2.28. What a POS.
     
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    It will be just that: A performance version of the Model 3. What are you assuming it will be? It sounds like you assume it will be non-existent.

    What about this one, that says if you want a Performance Model 3, you can get one, in his words: "probably a year from now":

    Elon Musk on Twitter

    That's expected. But for me, I'm really looking forward to the 3 being a smaller vehicle to zip around in, and that's a great feature that my S will never have. So it can't lead in that one. Plus, while it will be slower than a Performance S, I doubt it will be slow by any means. And the best part is the electric, silent, instant torque.
     
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    Very true. The smaller and less powerful BMW M2 was consistently reviewed as being "more fun" to drive than the BMW M4, for example. Also, straightline performance is more a muscle car thing than a sports car thing. It's good to have, esp if the wheels don't slip. But how a "performance" oriented car handles turns at speed is key - wildly different behavior from different car models.
     

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