Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

Its time, once (if) verified, was nearly a full hour quicker than the previous record, which believe it or not was set in a Tesla Model S.

Just a couple days ago, we came across an image of a orange Tesla Model 3. At the time, we were unaware of the fact that this exact car was attempting a coast-to-coast run in record time.

Now we know that not only was the orange Model 3 attempting to set a new cross-country record, but it appears as though it did complete the feat and in the process it shattered the old time set just a few months back by a 2015 Tesla Model S.

*UPDATE: Instagram user mymodel3 apparently pulled down all images posted of the coast-to-coast journey. In fact, the account has been deleted  from Instagram too.  The 'unseen hand' strikes the Model 3 again.

@myymodel3 shared some images of the journey on Instagram:

‪6:17 AM‬

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But it was this image that caught our attention and alerted us to the fact that indeed a coast-to-coast trip had been goal. It's marked with a time of 51 hours and 17 minutes, which if verified to be true, beats the old record time for the "Cannonball Run" of 51 hours and 47 minutes. Beats it by a significant margin actually.

Manhattan - CA 51:17 Manhattan - NY #Tesla #Model3

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We're not yet able to verify the achievement, but we expect more information to be forthcoming.