When Tesla launched the new version of the Model 3, one of the things that happened was that Performance version. The most powerful and sporty variant of the sedan that seems to be about to return and will do so with the new design but also with an improved system.
According to leaked documents from a Dutch forum, Tesla not only didn’t eliminate the Model 3 Performance, but they actually improved their performance. According to the European type certificate from the Dutch Vehicle Authority “RDW” dated July 7, 2023, published on the TFF forum, the Model 3 Performance now has a “T” in the eighth digit of the VIN, the digit identifying the type of engine(s). Unit.
Some have estimated that the presence of the letter “T” means Tesla will add a three-engine configuration based on the plaid versions of the Model S and
Normally Tesla would keep the two-motor configuration. but updating the front and adds the same as the Model S Plaid. Something that will allow you to improve acceleration, which was already very important, but above all it will allow you to improve top speed.
An aspect that would mean an increase from the already impressive 393 kW (534 hp) of the previous version, so that we could talk about a model that moves into the 600 hp range. Territory of proposals such as the new Hyundai IONIQ 5 N with its 650 CV.
We still don’t know when the new Model 3 Performance will hit the market. Currently, Tesla is focused on scaling production and delivery of the renewed version of the Model 3, in both standard and dual-motor variants. It is therefore expected that they will not start work until 2024 with a performance variant that has the challenge of getting closer to 3 seconds to reach 100 km/h while reducing consumption to offer slightly more autonomy than the previous version.