Tesla Confirms New High-Performance Model 3 Variant: Everything You Need to Know

Electric vehicle maker Tesla has confirmed that a new high-performance variant of their popular Model 3 sedan is in development. On X earlier today, Tesla’s Head of Investor Relations Martin Viecha stated that the company is working on a new performance-focused version of the Model 3.

While full details are not yet available, the new Model 3 will emphasize driving dynamics and fun-to-drive characteristics over outright speed. We can likely expect upgrades like larger brakes, stiffer suspension tuning, sticky performance tires, and interior trim upgrades. 

Image of Model 3 Long Range

Rumors point towards things like bolstered front seats and additional interior carbon accents setting this new performance Model 3 apart from the standard versions. As with all Tesla performance models, expect this new variant to feature dual motor all-wheel drive for maximum grip and agility.

Pricing for the unannounced Model 3 performance variant will probably land around $55,000 – slotting it in between the entry-level Model 3 RWD and the larger Model S. Performance should rival internal combustion counterparts like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63. If rumors are accurate, 0-60 mph acceleration could dip below the magical 3-second mark. Stunning electric performance with a Tesla twist.  

Stay tuned to our continuing Model 3 and Tesla coverage as more details emerge on this exciting new performance electric sedan. A Model 3 with even more speed, agility and driver engagement would shake up the internal combustion-dominated sports sedan market. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the new Model 3 performance edition when it eventually arrives at Tesla showrooms nationwide.

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