It's time for a power boost for the non performance model 3 lineup

It's time for a power boost for the non performance model 3 lineup

Now that it's a $2k unlock from the dual motor to performance and another $3k for the wheels and suspension it's certainly not a bad idea to unlock more power for the lower priced trims.

0-60 in 4.0s for the dual motor awd 0-60 in 4.7 for the standard plus. Another incentive to not buy the 35k model and get sr+ or dual motor. Will be nice to have the best hp/weight per price vehicle in both entry level and mid range luxury price ranges.

Magic 8 Ball | July 20, 2019

Really, this crap again.

lunde | July 20, 2019


shank15217 | July 20, 2019

It's time for you to stop your greed and accept the product you bought. Tesla owes you nothing beyond what they provide you under your warranty and what they have already promised.

lilbean | July 20, 2019


ST70 | July 20, 2019

@adoh2010 - for free?

shank15217 | July 21, 2019

@lilbean Time to stop watching CNN

FISHEV | July 21, 2019

I'd be more interested in "Long Range Mode" something like Chill Plus that extended my range to 350 miles.

The whole acceleration thing, like self driving, is a distraction to mission of EV conversion of transportation system. With more and more EVs, ability to extend range is going to take pressure off the charging networks. I'd be fine with 8.8 of my old Subaru if it got me 350 on trips, even on the weekly. One less trip to public charger.

howard | July 21, 2019

Trade in for a P3D or strip all the interior out. Should be good for a bit of boost.

Lonestar10_1999 | July 21, 2019

The performance model offers both speed and control, i.e. 20” wheels, beefier brakes, etc. It wouldn’t make sense to enhance the speed without enhancing the control.

lilbean | July 21, 2019

@shank That's funny. I don't watch that crap.

adoh2010 | July 21, 2019

It's to increase sales, not socialism just a way to make more money

lbowroom | July 21, 2019

Lonestar - tesla sold it like that here initially, and currently in foreign markets. 18" wheels and no big brakes.

lbowroom | July 21, 2019

I have one, and so does 8ball

Magic 8 Ball | July 21, 2019

When you order a P now the 18" wheels are available on request (shows on the order page). Still not clear if you have to give up bigger brakes if you make the request.

lbowroom | July 21, 2019

Yes, I did see that. More details would be nice. I do know that the OEM 18" wheels will not clear the Red Brembo rear calipers in their current state.

Magic 8 Ball | July 21, 2019

I wonder if they came up with a different set of 18's" for the purpose. Need a guinea pig.

howard | July 21, 2019

I thought the 18s always cleared. On the 20” the wheel hub to brake interface hub was slightly different. When I ordered my 18s from Tire Rack it had a set of machined hub adapters that worked perfect.

howard | July 21, 2019

Sorry the difference is the performance model brake hub was slightly different. So the other wheels did not fit the hub.

rkalbiarEV | July 21, 2019

Electric NOS

edhchoe | July 21, 2019

Electric turbo

lbowroom | July 21, 2019

True that the hub requires a counter bored pocket to accommodate the hat on the Brembos. However, the factory18 will not fit over the rear caliper even if counter bored. Search TMC forum for details. Some aftermarket 18 will fit.

lbowroom | July 21, 2019

So Howard, if you replace the term always with never, you'd be right. ;-)

howard | July 21, 2019


bj | July 21, 2019

“It's time for a power boost for the non performance model 3 lineup”

WTF? The non-P variants have plenty of power. No need for any more. Sheesh.

Linemanap | July 21, 2019

It hasn't been proven that all it takes is a software unlock. As it stands Elon claims the motor and inverter in P trim are tested and sorted for that purpose just like over clocked graphics cards and processers. Time will tell.

Resist | July 22, 2019

I agree the OP and also want an increased 0-60 time. When I purchased my Model 3 I initially wanted the performance version but couldn't justify the added $11k. I don't care about the shiny pedals, rear spoiler, track mode or the low profile tires. And while the bigger brakes would be nice, they aren't needed for the street. I also don't want my car lower than it already is. All I want is faster acceleration. So it would be great if I could just pay the $2k to get this unlocked, instead of having to buy a new Model 3.

jimglas | July 22, 2019