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TRACK TEST FAIL – New 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance battery temp cuts power!

TRACK TEST FAIL - New 2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance battery temp cuts power!

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This is the NEW 2024 Tesla Model 3 performance "Highland" – the UK version with what we assume to be 79 kWh battery and 460 BHP (compared to US versions with 82 kWh and 510 HP) and we are putting it the race track to see how it performs!

Tesla promises better suspension, adaptive dampers, better brakes, better performance and improved aerodynamics so to put this to the test we visit Thruxton race circuit, the fastest circuit in the UK (despite having no real straights!).
We’ve driven this track before with the previous Model 3 Performance so we can compare exactly what it’s like.

The answer: well it handles nicely, the stock brakes are better BUT.. and it’s a massive BUT.. after 3 or 4 laps the battery is overheating and cutting the power. Not just once but each time we tested it.

Is it something Tesla can fix with software updates? Is it limited by hardware?
Does this mean it’s not fit for purpose?

I”m left very disappointed. 🙁

Tesla are carrying out remote diagnostics as we speak and analysing the data so I will pin a comment with updates.

Thanks for watching.

Richard Symons
R Symons LTD "RSEV"
EV Specialist based in New Milton, Hampshire on the South Coast near Southampton and Bournemouth
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