Tesla Model 3 Performance Variant Coming In 2018

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has revealed that a performance version of the Model 3 should arrive next year.

Shortly after the electric vehicle start-up revealed the Model 3 in prototype guise in March 2016, Musk said a performance version would be offered. However, nothing has been mentioned since, until a Tesla enthusiast quizzed the executive about it on Twitter yesterday.

In response, Musk said: “Probably middle of next year. Focus now is on getting out of Model 3 production hell. More versions = deeper in hell.”

For the time being, Tesla is focused on streamlining the ordering process for the Model 3 in an effort to speed up production and deliveries. During the Model 3’s weekend reveal, Musk said the next six months would be “hell” as production ramps up.

Electrek believes that a performance-oriented Model 3 will most likely use the range-topping 310-mile battery pack available for the sedan. Unlike the standard car that has rear-wheel drive, Tesla will probably pair the battery with two motors and all-wheel drive, just like the Model S and Model X.

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  • I DON’T KNOW WHY HE DOESN’T JUST BUILD A BUNCH OF THEM IN A VARIETY OF COLOR/OPTIONS AND LET PEOPLE CHOOSE AMONG THEM. IF THOSE WHO CAN’T FIND SOMETHING THEY LIKE THEN THEY CAN SPECIAL ORDER.

    • LJ

      WHY ARE YOU YELLING?!?

    • serge charles

      That’s why you don’t own/run a car company…… If you cant even find your caps lock button why would you think you could understand supply chain economics.

      • TWO GENIUS’ GIVING ADVISE THANKS.

    • MmmPorsche

      IF YOU READ THE ARTICLES ABOUT TESLA YOU WOULD FIND OUT VERY QUICKLY THAT IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE LARGE ORDER NUMBERS IN A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME THE NUMBER OF OPTIONS HAVE TO BE CURTAILED UNTIL THE OTHER TWO (UNBUILT) FACTORIES COME ON LINE.

      • THAT’S WHY I SUGGEST THAT IF THEY BUILD A BUNCH OF THEM WITHOUT WAITING FOR ORDERS PEOPLE CAN DECIDE IF THEY WANT TO BUY ONE THAT’S ALREADY BUILT OR WAIT 18 MONTHS FOR A CUSTOM BUILD.

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