Video of the Day: Top Gear Plays with the Tesla Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 almost feels like more of a unicorn than a car that’s on the market, doesn’t it? There are so many customers still waiting for theirs. Those who have theirs have had complaints about the materials and build quality. It was just knocked hard as hell for poor brake performance (Elon Musk has promised a fix, by the way.) The thing is, a lot of people haven’t actually had the chance to see one up close yet. I’ve seen three different Maseratis in the past two weeks and haven’t seen one Model 3 – and I live in a big city with plenty of public chargers.
The point is, you’re probably curious to see just what it’s like to be inside the Model 3, how it drives, whether or not it’s powerful enough. Hell, maybe you’re just outright curious. It’s an intriguing little car with a minimalist design and downright quick performance. The long-range model can hit 60 mph in 5.1 seconds – that’s faster than a lot of sports cars its size on the road today, and it does it without using a drop of gasoline or diesel fuel.
With that said, Top Gear was nice enough to take a nice long drive with the Tesla Model 3 and they took the time to record the whole trip. Go ahead and watch the video below, then click on the link at the bottom to learn all about the Tesla Model 3!
Top Gear Drives the Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 Performance Specifications
|Tesla Model 3 standard performance and powertrain specs:|
|EPA estimated range per charge:||220 miles|
|Charge time (Supercharger):||130 miles in 30 minutes|
|Charge time (240-volt source):||30 miles in 1 hour|
|0-to-60 mph time:||5.6 seconds|
|Top speed:||130 mph|
|Tesla Model 3 Long Range performance and powertrain specs:|
|EPA estimated range per charge:||310 miles|
|Charge time (Supercharger):||170 miles in 30 minutes|
|Charge time (240-volt source):||37 miles in 1 hour|
|0-to-60 mph time:||5.1 seconds|
|Top speed:||140 mph|
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