Tesla has just released the first-ever video showing how capable the Performance version of the Model 3 actually is.

At sliding sideways, at least.

 

Sit back and watch as the AWD electric monster slides around the tarmac.

Model 3 Performance Specs:

  • 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds
  • 155 mph top speed
  • Range: 310 miles
In late June, Tesla began registering Model 3 Performance and Dual-Motor VINs in earnest with some 2,000-plus counted. We suspect that a significant chunk of Model 3 deliveries will be of these two higher dollar varieties in the near future as Tesla looks to turn a profit. Lesser versions of the Model 3 will likely have longer wait times now. And that mysterious $35,000 Model 3 is still nowhere to be found.

In most recent Performance Model 3 news, we reported on a price cut. Here's that intel:

When Tesla first announced these new Model 3 variants, the Performance version was to cost $78,000 with the standard Dual Motor starting at $54,000. Now, the FULLY LOADED Model 3 Performance rings in at $72,000 , a whopping $6,000 less (the base Performance variant starts at $64,000), while the non-performance all-wheel-drive Model 3 is $1,000 cheaper than initially reported, at $53,000.

Keep in mind that the Tesla Model 3 Performance version comes fully loaded, aside from Autopilot and Full Self-Driving. If you add them at the time of placing your order, Autopilot will cost the usual $5,000, and Full Self-Driving is $3,000. If you choose to add these features after the fact, the prices jump to $6,000 and $5,000, respectively.