Brooks Weisblatfrom of the DragTimes YouTube channel was the driver to benchmark this remarkable achievement after he shared data from a number of acceleration sprints.
On receiving the car from Tesla, he recorded a 0-60mph run of 3.050 seconds, 0.15 seconds faster than Tesla officially states its car to move. With an OTA update which extracted more efficiency and performance from the car, Weisblat once again recorded a number of 0-60 runs with the best time coming in at 2.998 and therefore breaking the 3 second barrier.
Measuring the car’s performance in more ways than one, he also found a decrease in its quarter-mile time. Before the update, he was getting times of 11.637 seconds, with a top speed of 115.485mph. Since the update, the time dropped marginally to 11.486 second run with a top speed of 117.495mph.
He says, “Overall, I think there definitely is a noticeable increase in power. I can’t say driving the car, you actually notice a huge difference, but the numbers right here actually show a little bit of a difference.” With less weight, such as lighter wheels, the car could possibly squeeze out a time of low 11s.
Check out the video below and watch the car in action pulling hypercar levels of acceleration. Not bad for a Model 3, eh?