Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Hot or Not Review: Can It Take the TFL Leaderboard Lap Record?

Tesla's latest sedan definitely has some grunt

The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor is one of the quickest cars on the road.

While the single motor Model 3 handily beat the Fiesta ST in a drag race, there’s a faster version out there. The all-wheel drive, Model 3 Dual Motor Performance offers up some serious straight-line performance for less than $70,000. Of course, that’s before the available tax credits you can get for buying an electric car. Max, the owner of this particular Model 3 Dual Motor, received $12,500 in credits. Not bad when you consider this car has the speed to embarrass most sports cars.

Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Hot or Not
The all-wheel drive, dual-motor Tesla Model 3 can accelerate to 60 mph faster than most sports cars. [Photo: Tesla]
In this video, we hand the Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor over to professional racing driver Paul Gerrard to put it through its paces. The result is what you’d expect – a lightning-quick 0-60 time. To put it in perspective, this car churns out 450 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque. Normally, you’d have to throw in a caveat because we’re at over a mile above sea level. Where gasoline-powered cars would struggle however, the Tesla will run 3.7-second sprints to 60 mph no matter where you are.

The Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor’s straight-line performance is remarkable, but is it really that fast? By that, can Paul actually beat the TFL Leaderboard lap record? Watch the video above to find out!

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