Tesla recently released a video displaying the impressive speeds achieved by its updated Model 3 car. This updated Model 3 is also known as the Project Highland Model 3.
Tesla shared the video on its Weibo account to showcase the car’s remarkable performance.
Designed mainly by their engineering team in Shanghai, this model underwent tests in heavy rain to evaluate its stability, road noise levels, and overall performance.
The video also illustrates the speeds attained by Project Highland. The prototype reached a top speed of 124.2 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour).
The rear-wheel drive variant went from 0 to 60 mph (o t0 100 km/h) in just 6.1 seconds. And the Long Range All-Wheel Drive variant has even faster acceleration. It reached 60 mph (100 km/h) in only 4.4 seconds.
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The Model 3 Highland’s high speed and easy maneuvering in torrential rain is the latest proof of Tesla EVs’ superiority in handling extreme weather conditions. A 2018 study found that EVs can safely travel through deeper floodwaters than gas-powered cars can.
The latest update for the Model 3 introduces several enhanced features. Notable modifications include the adoption of double-pane glass for all windows and the addition of shock-absorbing technology to enhance ride quality and handling.
Furthermore, the interior now boasts features such as touchscreens for backseat passengers, ambient lighting, and an upgraded sound system with 17 speakers.
The Project Highland Model 3 was released in Europe and China in late August. The car won’t be released in North America until sometime in 2024. However, the North American car is expected to have similar features and functionality as the Chinese version.
The exact starting price of the North American Model 3 Highland is still to be determined. However, it’s expected to be around $40,000 US. According to Supercar Blondie, this would be about the same as the current model.
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