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Musk says the Tesla Model 3 is fast, very fast

0-60 in 3.5 seconds? Where do we sign up?

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The Tesla Model 3 is one fast automobile. According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the performance figures for the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive, performance model, are extremely impressive.

In a tweet, Musk explains the best Tesla Model 3 model you can buy can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph and a range of 310 miles:

According to Mashable, this compares to 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds with a range of 315 miles for the quickest Tesla Model S variant, the P100D. Not surprising, the souped-up Model 3 will cost you. With all the necessary options (minus Autopilot) the variant will set you back $78,000.

Nonetheless, “(It) will beat anything in its class on the track,” Musk tweeted.

Finally, Musk also explains a dual motor means two motors, one in front and one in the rear, with one optimized for power, and the other for the range.

“Car drives fine even if a motor breaks down,” he tweeted.

If you don’t have quite that amount of cash to spend, you can add a normal dual motor, all-wheel-drive option to your Tesla Model 3 for $5,000. With that, you can travel 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 140 mph, which is certainly not bad.

First revealed in 2016, the Tesla Model 3 is a mid-size all-electric four-door sedan. It’s the first Tesla car that’s available in the $35,000 (and higher) range.

The first Tesla Model 3 models were produced in July 2017. After numerous delays, Tesla announced in April that its updated production target would be 6,000 Model 3 units per week by the end of June. New Model 3 orders take between six and 12 months for delivery. Initial reservations totaled 325,000 units.

For more Tesla news, see: There has been another Tesla crash, this time involving a fire truck, and Watch how insanely fast Tesla’s new Semi accelerates in this newly released video.

Are you planning on buying a Tesla or still on the fence about the car? Let us know below.

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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