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Exotic like Model 3 Performance

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The December edition of Motor Trend includes their Best Driver's Car report.
I copied their data into a spread sheet and added their data for the 2018 Model 3 Performance.

I ranked them, considering only 0-60 for fun, and 60-0 for salvation.
Four cars out perform the T, all of which beat it to 60. Only two, of those four, stop in less distance.
One might conclude the T to be safer and less fun than those four, while best or worst at nothing.
I respectably disagree!
My belief is that the T, with little doubt is safer than, and quite likely more fun than all of them.
Data be "expletive deleted" - I wouldn't trade my T for any of them other than for the profit, in part, to purchase at least one more T.

An interesting tidbit is that Motor Trend's Randy Pobst worked with Tesla to tune the Performance model for track duty.

I sent something similar to Motor Trend when I published the above.
Their quick response was "Thanks for writing-if it makes you feel any better, we asked Tesla for a Model 3 Performance but they didn't want to send one along."
Actually, I didn't feel better or worse - just thought it was interesting.


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I'd be interested in seeing the weights of all of the vehicles! I compared what I assume are the lightest and heaviest cars on the list (again, just an assumption), but the P3D is nearly 1,500lbs more than the Senna (I assume lightest) but also ~500lbs less than the Challenger (I assume heaviest)

I think what interests me the most is the Challenger weights a literal ton more than the Senna, and while it isn't quite in the same ballpark in the Senna it's still in the neighborhood.
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