Model 3 Highland Performance From Tesla Tipped For Next Year
Tesla is working on launching a new Model 3 Performance EV next year, according to someone who you would expect to know — Tesla Australia’s chief engineer, Daniel Ho.
Ho was speaking with carsales.com.au when he discussed the plans for Tesla’s future plans. He believes that the new EV will be “pretty special,” and will arrive in the first half of 2024. It’ll join the Rear-Wheel Drive and Long Range versions in the lineup, too.
When Tesla launched the current Model 3 performance in 2017 CEO Elon Musk said at the time that the company was going through “production hell,” leaving it with the decision to scale back plans to make the vehicle as fast as possible. It appears that this new version will make use of every bit of performance that wasn’t used the first time out.
The company says intention with the 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance is to address that and realize that potential – with driving enthusiasts at the center of the significant engineering work that is taking place.
Tesla has also been hinting that there will be more to this new version than just making it go faster, with bigger brakes and other hardware improvements expected. There is also talk of changes to the software side of things as well, but it isn’t yet clear what that will entail.
it’s also worth remembering that Tesla’s track record with hitting self-imposed milestones and release dates isn’t great, so we can’t be sure for certain when the new Model 3 performance will arrive.