If you've been waiting patiently in line for a brand-new dual-motor Tesla Model 3, we have good news. Elon Musk just tweeted a picture of the very first Performance version of Tesla's smallest electric sedan rolling off the line. The bright red EV sports 20-inch wheels, red brake calipers, and a white interior. The production milestone is actually a bit ahead of schedule; Musk tweeted back in May that dual-motor Model 3s weren't expected until July.
Amazing work by Tesla team. Built entire new general assembly line in 3 weeks w minimal resources. Love u guys so much! Pic of 1st Model 3 dual motor performance coming off the line ... pic.twitter.com/Xr55P3fmGd— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 16, 2018
The Performance model, which is separate from other dual-motor Model 3s, starts at $78,000 and gets specially selected motors front and rear for all-wheel drive. Musk previously quoted a 3.5-second 0-60 time, a 155 mile-per-hour top speed, and 310 miles of range. According to Musk, it'll "beat anything in its class on the track."
It's also noteworthy that the new version of the Model 3 is rolling down a new, third assembly line for the Model 3 at Tesla's factory in Fremont, California. That means production capacity has increased and Tesla ought to be closer than ever to meeting its goal of 5,000 Model 3 sedans per month.
- First dual-motor Tesla Model 3 rolls off new line at Fremont factory originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 16 Jun 2018 18:37:00 EDT.