Tesla Model 3 Performance vehicles get faster 0-60 mph acceleration through the latest power optimization software update.
There are now reports that the Model 3 Performance's 0-60 mph time is dipped below the 3 second mark.
During a conference call with analysts after Tesla's revenue in Q3 2019, Tesla management announced plans to release a new software update that would increase vehicle power, range, charging speed and more.
CEO Elon Musk said the update would gradually come to the owners over the next few weeks.
It is expected to affect different models and variants in a different way.
Over the past two weeks, some owners are starting to report that they have already received the new software update with a "power boost."
Tesla wrote in the release notes:
The car's power has increased by about 5%, which improves acceleration and performance.
That's because Tesla figured out how to optimize engine management through software.
1[ads1]9659002] We've seen the update make a difference in drag race between a Model 3 performance that received the update versus one that didn't, but now we get some new impressive performance figures after the upgrade.
In the previous race, the owner said the vehicle had a 3.2 second 0-60 mph acceleration, which was already a significant improvement.  Now DragTimes reports that Model 3 performance gets an acceleration time of 0-60 mph in just under 3 seconds:
Like DragTimes rappor ters, it shaves a bit of impressive time and gets into the quarter mile faster, but there is potentially more room for improvement from the start.
He sees Tesla get the Model 3 for a 0-60 mph launch in 2.8 seconds.
Tesla is apparently still gradually rolling out the Update Software. To increase your chances of getting the update, you can set the software update settings to "advanced."
Where did Tesla hide all that power?
It's pretty insane that they are able to squeeze it through an over-the-air software update. It sounds like they are getting more confident in pushing their electric motors to higher limits without damaging the drive.
I don't know if DragTimes claims it could shave a tenth of a second, but that would be pretty impressive.
However, it would come close to Model S times, so maybe they would wait for the new Model S Plaid to release that capacity.
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