See First Walkaround Video Of Tesla Model 3 Performance


Be prepared as the floodgates open and we begin to see a barrage of Tesla Model 3 Performance images and videos.

YouTuber Marc Benton stumbled upon a red Tesla Model 3 Performance in Buena Park, CA. You’d better bet he took video and rushed to get it up on YouTube. This may be the first video of a Model 3 Performance “in the wild.” Of, course, it’s not in the hands of an owner or out driving on the road just yet. However, it’s on the lot ready to go, which is a bit different than seeing it tweeted by Musk coming off the assembly line.

It makes perfect sense that this car is on the lot and seemingly ready for delivery or soon on its way to a Tesla store to be used as a test-drive unit. The automaker already confirmed that 90 test-drive Model 3 Performance sedans were en route to stores throughout the country. Tesla also confirmed that this particular variant of the popular all-electric car will be shipping to customers in late July.

The base Tesla Model 3 Performance starts at $64,000. If you add white seats ($1,500), premium paint ($1,500), and the Performance Package ($5,000), the car is priced at $72,000. This $72,000 configuration is $6,000 less than the $78,000 price tag CEO Elon Musk originally tweeted out. You can also choose to add Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, which will cost $5,000 and $3,000, respectively, at the time of purchase. Adding these after delivery costs more.

Video Description via Marc Benton on YouTube:

Tesla Performance Model 3 – P3D – Buena Park, CA

First video of a Performance Model 3?

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one down, millions to go

Great, wake me up when the steering wheel is on the right hand side of the car.

You shouldn’t have to wait long. The OTA update is in the works, I hear…

Notice no Dual Motor labeling on the back nor the underline.

Is this a tester or have we fallen victim to “fake news”?

They may not have put the badging on yet, or the purchaser may have requested it be left off (for a “sleeper”).

No rear spoiler either, or tinted windows

Ride height seems high, not low. Brake calipers seem the same as base (which would still leave room for “stronger brakes”, but less so).

Besides whiter interior, this car looks like a regular 3 with red calipers.

The Monroney sticker was right on the back deck (unreadable, doh!).

If I/anybody sees one:
-take pick of strut labeling, inside wheel from top of tire (“Bilstein” or “Mexico”?)
-pic of Monroney
-better pic of brakes, maybe from axle height.

To me, those brake castings look the same as regular dual-piston 3. I wonder if they’ll use the firmer Model 3 springs (a sunk cost), for these cars? These coils are tagged, but I’m not sure what to look for. I bet lowering springs (or re-ringing dampers) become a lot more popular, if this actually is the “P3D” ride height.

No cross drilled rotors?

So much for for being like ///M & AMG!

Be careful those holes don’t spider-crack.

Yes that can happen if turned. They are to be replaced not turned.

Much better for cooling.

Standard on ///M !

I personally don’t get why someone would spend nearly $30k more for a car that pretty much looks identical to the base version, and only marginally quicker. I guess you gotta be a speed freak and go to track days a lot.

Thought the performance model included a rear wing?

It does come with it.

Need to be installed at service centre after the sale.

That’s an optional add-on,

Yes customers choice

Well that’s a choice for a man
To me, those brake castings look the same as regular dual-piston 3