The online configurator for Aussie Tesla Model 3 customers has gone live, with the dual-motor AWD Performance version featuring with a price estimate for those curious.
At a base price of $66,000 for the standard RWD model, the Model 3 Performance will cost at least an extra $19k for a starting price of $85,000.
While the Model 3 Performance’s longer 560km will no doubt be useful, it’s the 3.4 second sprint to 100km/h that’ll get most customers to cough up the extra dough, with the optional (we’ll get to that) 261km/h top speed well out of reason for those who value their licence.
The Performance version also cops a premium interior upgrade, with 12-way adjustable heated front and rear seats, a better audio system, internet streaming for music and media, and even a ‘location-aware automatic garage door opener.’
Black, silver, blue, white, and, red are available once customers move through the configurator, with Tesla’s 18-inch ‘Aero’ wheels available as standard, or 20-inch wheels as part of the $6200 performance upgrade. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres come with the 20-inchers.
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Better brakes, a carbon spoiler, a lower stance, aluminium pedals, and the full 261km/h top speed unlocked. Otherwise, 233km/h is the top end.
Also with the performance upgrade is Tesla’s Track Mode, which allows for more ‘dynamic’ driving… like power oversteer.
The only interior colour option (if you can call your only choice an option) is for the trim to be all black.
Finally, the last option on the configurator is for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Capability, which takes Autopilot to the next level with a significant level of autonomy available, and more to come soon.
A fully optioned Model 3 Performance will cost, in Victoria for example, $116,555 drive-away with $7,934 of that comprising Luxury Car Tax, though prices alter per state (QLD is $114,986, NSW $115,559, etc). A $3000 refundable deposit is required upon ordering, paid online.
For each state, delivery is estimated for August if ordered at time of publish. In the meantime, have a go at the Tesla Model 3 configurator here.