Musk has backed claims that the new car will “beat anything in its class on the track” by stating that it will feature sports suspension that lowers it by 10mm and larger brakes.
The South African-born Tesla boss had already confirmed that the Performance variant will use a powertrain layout similar to the dual-motor Model 3, suggesting it will have a motor to drive each axle.
Working on Model 3 dual motor all-wheel drive & performance versions. Driving feel is amazing. Aiming to release config late tonight.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 19, 2018
Opting for the Model 3 dual-motor car would add $5000 [£3800] to the $35,000 [£26,650] starting price of the entry-level Model 3 in the US, Musk said, and would allow the car to reach 0-60mph in 4.5sec, with a 140mph top speed and 310-mile driving range.