Soon, I’ll find myself behind the wheel of one of the first Tesla Model 3 Performances in Australia to conduct a four-day test. But, before I get my first taste of the Model 3, I want you to bombard the comments section with questions about the car. We’ll answer some of them after our full review is published.
The Tesla Model 3 Performance has perhaps been the electric car manufacturer’s most talked-about model since its introduction. Powering the electric sedan are a pair of electric motors delivering a combined 450 hp and 471 lb-ft (639 Nm) of instant torque. It can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 3.3 seconds and continue through to a 155 mph (250 km/h) top speed.
My only previous experience behind the wheel of a Tesla was a pre-facelift Model S I briefly drove a few years ago in Europe. This will be my first time living with a Tesla for multiple days and I’m intrigued to see how it performs.
Tesla has been rolling out its Superchargers across Australia rather slowly and a look on the Tesla website indicates that there is just a single Supercharger station in Melbourne, a city with a population of almost 5 million people. However, I am aware of a few Superchargers at shopping center carparks dotted around the city but clearly, recharging the Model 3 Performance won’t be as easy as filling up an ICE car.
So, what do you want to know about the Model 3 Performance? We all know it is fast but is it enjoyable to drive and would a diehard car enthusiast, like myself, really rather drive it than a BMW M3 or Mercedes-AMG C63? Sound off in the comments.