Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Rip Down 1/4-Mile In 11.77 Seconds


There’s seemingly no loss of traction throughout the run

Recently, there’s been plenty of discussion about the Tesla Model 3’s real-life performance figures. Unlike some car makers that overestimate the performance of their vehicles, for Tesla, it seems the other way around happened. Consequently, there’s lately been a boatload of videos attesting to the Model 3’s real-world performance. In most of these videos, the Model 3 Performance beats the odds and goes faster from 0-60mph (0-97km/h) than what Tesla’s own claims go for.

After all, we’ve seen all versions of the entry-level all-electric sedan plow through drag strips, acceleration runs and different high-speed situations. For most, the Tesla claimed performance numbers were way pessimistic, as these Model 3s have been going faster than envisioned even by the car maker.

Tesla specifications state that the Model 3 Dual Motor AWD can sprint from 0-60 mph (0-100km/h) time of 4.5 seconds, and reach a top speed of 140 mph (225km/h). For the Long Range RWD, Tesla claims a  sprint from 0-60mph (0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds. However, the Model 3 Performance takes the cake. With a 0-60mph (0-100km/h in just 3.5 seconds, the vehicle is capable of beating the likes of a BMW M3 or a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG and the Audi RS4 with ease. And mind you, these are some serious performance oriented machines.

The video gives you a taste of how fast the Model 3 Performance actually is. The vehicle ran at the local drag racing event, posting a seriously impressive 1/4 mile time. This Model 3 Performance ran the track in a whopping 11.771 seconds, posting an exit speed of 113.55 miles per hour (182km/h). But, the most impressive thing is how easy the vehicle plows through the track, seemingly not losing traction even once. You can see the Model 3’s track run in the video above

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7 Comments on "Watch Tesla Model 3 Performance Rip Down 1/4-Mile In 11.77 Seconds"

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That’s really quick

My brand new M-Car doesn’t go that fast in a quarter mile lol

I’m curious how much power Tesla will add OTA in the future. According to the firmware hacked by Ingineerix, the battery is capable of delivering over 600hp(480kW). His teardown of the drive unit showed that the inverters should easily be able to handle that.

It is already pushing equivalent to a gas car with 500 hp to get those 1/4 times and trap speeds, maybe they add a ludicrous mode or something later, but could just as easily be that they are derating the battery power for longevity. About 20% sounds reasonable for that.

Or they could be derating the battery until an S/X drivetrain update.

For continuous draw thru house wiring, the standard is 20% less amps than the circuit is rated for.

I’m not an electrical engineer, but it may be that the same principle is at work here.

Can the model 3 Awd long range be hacked to a performance model 3? Is the hardware the same in both vehicles?

It probably could be hacked; but it would affect longevity. Only those parts installed in the Performance variants have been validated to withstand the higher power.