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Video shows the Model 3’s 0-60 time is even faster than Tesla says

Published Jan 8th, 2018 10:01PM EST
Tesla Model 3 0-60

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Tesla is unabashedly obsessed with raw acceleration, which is why the company can’t help but boast about 0-60 times even on its lineup of luxury vehicles like the Model X. Looking ahead, Tesla is poised to up the ante as is recently unveiled next-gen Roadster will likely become the fastest production car on the planet, with Tesla touting a 0-60 time of just 1.9 seconds flat. Interestingly enough, even Tesla’s Model 3 — which is admittedly no speed demon — seems to jump off the line faster than initially thought.

For the record, the advertised 0-60 time on the Model 3 clocks in between 5.1 and 5.6 seconds. Recently, though, videos depicting the Model 3 going full throttle reveals that Tesla’s mass market EV can go from 0-60 in well under 5 seconds. In a video put together by DragTimes, we see a Tesla Model 3 on the first go-around reaching 60 MPH in just 4.9 seconds, while also posting a quarter-mile time of 13.6 seconds. On the second go-around, with the battery a bit warmed up, the Model 3 posts  a 0-60 time of 4.66 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 13.3 seconds.

DragTimes‘ video can be seen below.

Meanwhile, another video that surfaced over the weekend shows us a Model S 75D going up against the Model 3. While Tesla’s Model S obviously has the advantage across all speed metrics, the Model 3 does a decent job of holding its own given that its a mass market EV not exactly designed to win any drag races. Incidentally, the Model 3 managed to go from 0-60 in just 4.9 seconds flat, once again besting Tesla’s own advertised acceleration time.

You can check out that video, courtesy of i1Tesla, below.

Yoni Heisler Contributing Writer

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large with over 15 years of experience. A life long expert Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW.

When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.