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Performance Package on Performance Model

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by robt_sf, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. robt_sf

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    What could they do that would allow the extra 10MPH on the top end? Brakes? Like many I am having second thoughts about the 5K increase. I can buy nice Turbine Wheels from any of the vendors and get decent tires for ~2400-~2500 savings. What else is lurking in this package that really gives it value?
     
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    Maybe the tires - I am not sure what the regular 18" wheels get, but the Pilot Sport 4S on the 20s seem to be rated to 186+ mph.
     
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  3. Daniel in SD

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    It must be the carbon fiber spoiler :p It improves aerodynamics and stability at high speed!
    I ordered it without the performance package as well.
     
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  4. Daniel in SD

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    MXMs are W rated, 168mph.
     
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    Larger brake rotors with red calipers (really beneficial only on the track), 20" wheels, much better rubber, carbon spoiler, aluminum pedals.

    I ordered it mostly for the brakes. Will be selling the 20" wheels to hopefully break even on the aftermarket 19's I already have waiting.
     
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    Where does it say the $5K brakes are actually physically larger and noy just the same brakes painted red?
     
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    Ok, thanks. Did Elon tweet if the 10mph boost in top speed is a drivetrain upgrade or just a higher speed rating on the 20” tires?
     
  9. JeffK

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    #9 JeffK, Jun 27, 2018
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    RWD is 140 mph
    AWD is 145 mph
    Performance is 155 mph (likely software unlock)

    It has nothing to do with the performance package on the performance model.
    If they are tying the software unlock to the performance package then they are falsely advertising on the first config screen:
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  10. ModelS

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    The $5K upgrade clearly states “increase top speed from 145 to 155mph”


     
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    It says they are "improved" calipers. That generally means larger in some sense, although most importantly they should be able to apply more total force on the disks.

    What isn't clear is whether they have the larger disks without the $5000?
     
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    Elon tweet from May 26 when asked if AWD will have performance brakes:

     
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    “Improved” could also just mean red

     
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    Super stupid to have a Performance Package option on the Perfomance model. Why not just call it a Sport or Plus Package and actually list specifics of what is included.
     
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  17. kimbapooch

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    No, it says "up to 155 mph"
     
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  18. Garlan Garner

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    I was at the Westmont store yesterday and asked about this. They called twice ( not sure who ) and confirmed that the top speed is a result of the slightly larger size of the combination of the rim and the rubber tire.
     
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    Mine says....Increased speed from 145 to 155.

    Does not say "up to".
     
  20. Garlan Garner

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    What I didn't ask was:

    Do the larger brake calipers and suspension updates come with ALL performance Model 3's?

    Or will I have to purchase the performance upgrade on the performance Model 3 to get the larger brake calipers and such?
     

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