Well over two years after the Tesla Model 3 was revealed as a prototype in the United States, the electric sedan will make its European debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Although Goodwood is often used by automakers to show their vehicles on the move, the Model 3 will only be on static display. Nonetheless, this point is unlikely to dissuade local buyers from putting down their deposits to secure one.
Additionally, the Model 3 displayed at the event will be left-hand drive, despite the UK driving on the right. Production of the right-hand drive Model 3, for markets like the UK and Australia, won’t start until next year.
The Model 3 was initially expected to land on European shores this year, but that date has been pushed back due to the various issues crippling production in recent months. It would be interesting to learn how many customers in the UK have already placed orders, though.
The electric automaker is expected to offer the full range of Model 3 variants across Europe. Consequently, customers should eventually be able to take delivery of the long-promised entry-level model, as well as the more loaded versions.
Additionally, Europe will receive the two dual-motor Model 3s. The first of these is focused on range and uses a rear electric motor with 258 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque joined by a second electric motor driving the front axle. This model will reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds.
Topping out the range will be the performance-focused dual-motor Model 3, capable of reaching 60 mph in an impressive 3.5 seconds and maxing out at 155 mph (250 km/h).