Tesla Model 3 Performance is the fastest production EV around Laguna Seca

That's some serious speed!

2y ago

Laguna Seca has been known in the past to test the lap times of many cars before to see 'what is the fastest around the track'. This time, its Tesla's time to shine.

Cameron Rogers was the one who claimed the production electric vehicle record at the track with his Tesla Model 3 Performance.

He set a record breaking lap time of 1 minute and 41.28 seconds around the 3.6km track which means the Model 3 Performance is at the top of the list in the production EV category for the track.

However, this isn't entirely stock. This Model 3 has had a suspension upgrade from Mountain Pass Performance which would have really helped in the Laguna Seca corners.

Cameron Rogers even beat some tuned BMW M3s on the day. “It was faster than a number of track-prepared BMW M3’s, some of which came on a trailer and aren’t street vehicles. Our Model 3 is 100% street-comfortable, and of course passes smog,” he told Electrek.

With the Model 3 at the top of the leaderboard this means the Tesla Model S P100D driven by a Tesla’s development team (1:43.0) is just below that and the Jaguar I-Pace driven by Randy Pobst (1:48.1) is third in the ranking.

The Performance package with the Model 3 means you get a dual-motor system instead of the standard single one, 90 more mile range bringing the total to 310, AWD system, 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, 155 mph top speed over the standard 140mph and a nicer interior option and of course more exterior carbon fibre.

So, now the Model 3 is the world's safest car and the fastest car around Laguna Seca...

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Comments (22)

  • Only for 1 lap, after the second it cooks the brakes and find out how effective tire walls are.

      2 years ago
    • If the regenerative braking his set properly the brakes will not cook. The car will pound out fast lap after fast lap, at least until the batteries run out, lol.

      On a serious note, these cars are for real. My brother-in-law has a top of the...

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        2 years ago
    • That's a Street EV, try making it run long distances like the Nurb or Spa. They have that simple weakness, and by cooking I mean a almost immediate wear of the brakes.

        2 years ago
  • Future is electric. What people don't undesrand is that this is faster than the BMW M3, and less than a second behind a Nissan GTR!

      2 years ago
    • Yeah but still.. I really just don't care for it, it has no character, I've given it a chance and it failed, it's a great consumers vehicle but it just isn't a good car!

        2 years ago
    • Most people aren't petrolheads. They couldn't care about the character some car has. They don't believe that cars can have characters in the first place. Because of them, electric is the future. I wouldn't mind one EV, just for commuting....

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        2 years ago
  • Electrifying ⚡️

      2 years ago
  • Sure but how many laps can it do at full attack?

    Shared to the D_TRB USA facebook page Ben.

      2 years ago
  • Now the competition gets tight and interesting hope fia allowed evs to take part in some GT racing that are 100% ICE. Reputations are earned by racing not just some stats laying around.

      2 years ago