Tesla has started tests of the sports version of the most accessible model

Tesla has started tests of the sports version of the most accessible model

April 6, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

The Tesla Model 3 Performance will receive two electric motors and an air suspension

The company Tesla Motors began testing a sports-oriented version of its most affordable electric car – Model 3. Spy photos of such a car published the publication Electrek.

The new top version of the Tesla Model 3 was seen during high-speed tests on the Thunderhill Raceway Park circuit in the town of Willows, California.

Unlike the basic modification of an electric car with a single motor on the rear axle, the Performance version will receive an additional unit that drives the front wheels. In addition, it will be equipped with air suspension and more efficient braking mechanisms. It is assumed that the production of such a modification will begin in the middle of this year.

At the moment Tesla offers two versions of Model 3, which are equipped with only one engine. The base car can accelerate from a place to 100 km / h in 5.6 seconds, and its maximum speed is 210 km per hour. Power reserve without recharging – 354 kilometers.

The Long Range option is equipped with a 258-horsepower electric motor, allowing you to accelerate to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds, and its maximum is 225 km per hour. A battery pack of 80.5 kWh allows you to drive up to 500 kilometers without recharging.