The Tesla Model 3 continues to exceed the automaker's estimates and people's expectations when it comes to acceleration.
According to Tesla, the current Model 3 Long Range has a 5.1-second zero-to-60-mph time. With many automakers, especially when it comes to ICE cars, it's often hard to achieve or beat the time specified by the manufacturer ... unless, of course, something is modified. This hasn't been the case with Tesla vehicles, and software updates stand to make them even faster.
But, keep in mind that the current version is the Long Range, meaning it has a large battery pack, but it's not a dual-motor all-wheel-drive performance car.
Nonetheless, it has been proven time and time again to hold its own better than most expected. For a non-performance compact sedan, getting in well under the five-second mark is no slouch.
In this video, he gets 4.71 seconds in his Model 3 and 4.09 seconds in his Model S 75D, which Tesla rates at 4.2 seconds.
It will be really interesting to see what kind of acceleration the dual-motor variant delivers. Any guesses? Let us know in the comment section below.
Video Description via i1Tesla on YouTube:
I bought the Dragy GPS performance car tracker. This will give you a readout on your phone of your performance. I tested my S 75D and my 3 0-30 and 0-60. I was very happy with the results of both. Tesla likes to underpromise when it comes to power. Pick up one of these Dragy devices and test your car.