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The 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance has arrived to mirror the extensive changes seen on the standard Model 3 late last year, and alongside the sleeker look and comfier cabin comes a set of handy upgrades meant to make the quickest Model 3 even quicker. Among them are increases in power, a revised suspension setup, a new Track mode, along with much sharper looks to set it apart from the standard sedan.





The regular Model 3 is already very fast, but the Performance builds on that with extra ponies and an even more blistering 0-60 acceleration time. It's not Plaid fast, but it's not slow by any means. The Performance still packs a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, but the refreshed model manages to squeeze even more power out of that setup. Last year's 455 hp has been one-upped by a new 510-hp rating, enough to rocket the sedan from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds before it reaches its 163-mph top speed.


The Performance uses the Model 3's larger Long Range battery, though the extra power takes a toll on range, with 296 miles representing a 45-mile drop compared to the standard Long Range AWD model.


The suspension has also been tweaked to improve cornering and handling, sitting 0.4 inch lower than the non-Performance Model 3 and adding a new set of adaptive dampers. The setup benefits from upgraded springs, bushings, and stabilizer bars as well. The new Performance keeps things relatively light, with its 4,054-pound curb weight separated from the Long Range AWD model by a mere 24 pounds.


The sedan also gains a Track mode for the first time, which optimizes the chassis, suspension, and powertrain for harder track-style driving. This setting also allows the driver to adjust stability control, regenerative braking, and handling balance.




While the pre-refresh Model 3 Performance was a serious sleeper on the outside, the updated version gets more extensive visual upgrades to make its extra power more known to the outside world. Compared to the standard Model 3, the Performance has a sharper front end with a pair of vertical air intakes on the lower bumper, while a rear diffuser and carbon fiber spoiler work to combat drag and lift in back. This model rides on staggered 20-inch forged performance wheels, which are backed by beefier brake rotors and calipers paired with performance brake pads.


The Performance gets a slightly more luxurious interior lifted directly from the standard Model 3 refresh. For this specific model, Tesla has fitted new sports seats with heating and ventilation, along with sporty carbon fiber trim. Rear passengers get a Bluetooth-enabled 8.0-inch touchscreen with climate and entertainment controls, and all occupants can enjoy the 17-speaker sound system.


The 2024 Model 3 Performance starts at $54,630, and order books are open as we speak.



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Updated Tesla Model 3 Performance Ups The Ante With 510 HP, Faster 0-60

The quickest Model 3 also looks the part this time around.

The 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance has arrived to mirror the extensive changes seen on the standard Model 3 late last year, and alongside the sleeker look and comfier cabin comes a set of handy upgrades meant to make the quickest Model 3 even quicker. Among them are increases in power, a revised suspension setup, a new Track mode, along with much sharper looks to set it apart from the standard sedan.





The regular Model 3 is already very fast, but the Performance builds on that with extra ponies and an even more blistering 0-60 acceleration time. It's not Plaid fast, but it's not slow by any means. The Performance still packs a dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, but the refreshed model manages to squeeze even more power out of that setup. Last year's 455 hp has been one-upped by a new 510-hp rating, enough to rocket the sedan from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds before it reaches its 163-mph top speed.


The Performance uses the Model 3's larger Long Range battery, though the extra power takes a toll on range, with 296 miles representing a 45-mile drop compared to the standard Long Range AWD model.


The suspension has also been tweaked to improve cornering and handling, sitting 0.4 inch lower than the non-Performance Model 3 and adding a new set of adaptive dampers. The setup benefits from upgraded springs, bushings, and stabilizer bars as well. The new Performance keeps things relatively light, with its 4,054-pound curb weight separated from the Long Range AWD model by a mere 24 pounds.


The sedan also gains a Track mode for the first time, which optimizes the chassis, suspension, and powertrain for harder track-style driving. This setting also allows the driver to adjust stability control, regenerative braking, and handling balance.




While the pre-refresh Model 3 Performance was a serious sleeper on the outside, the updated version gets more extensive visual upgrades to make its extra power more known to the outside world. Compared to the standard Model 3, the Performance has a sharper front end with a pair of vertical air intakes on the lower bumper, while a rear diffuser and carbon fiber spoiler work to combat drag and lift in back. This model rides on staggered 20-inch forged performance wheels, which are backed by beefier brake rotors and calipers paired with performance brake pads.


The Performance gets a slightly more luxurious interior lifted directly from the standard Model 3 refresh. For this specific model, Tesla has fitted new sports seats with heating and ventilation, along with sporty carbon fiber trim. Rear passengers get a Bluetooth-enabled 8.0-inch touchscreen with climate and entertainment controls, and all occupants can enjoy the 17-speaker sound system.


The 2024 Model 3 Performance starts at $54,630, and order books are open as we speak.



Image Credits: Tesla

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