YouTubers massively improve Tesla Model 3 Performance 0 to 60 acceleration by removing most body parts
Lightweight constructions play an integral role in modern motorsport, which is where the removal of non-essential components is common practice. However, this does not apply to regular privately used electric cars, mainly because it would be illegal to drive stripped-down vehicles on public roads. Apparently, this is not necessarily the case in the United States, which is why a capable group of tinkerers have now unveiled their exciting project involving a Tesla Model 3 Performance.
The hosts of the successful YouTube channel "B is for Build" have recently dismantled their Tesla Model 3, which included the removal of the A, B and C pillars as well as countless interior parts. Originally, the experiment was intended to answer the question if and when the stripped-down EV would eventually stop functioning. Since it didn’t, the car enthusiasts decided to take their Tesla Model 3 Performance out on the road and even test its acceleration, which was noticeably improved.
According to its official specifications, the Tesla Model 3 Performance is supposed to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, but under usually less-than-ideal conditions, the YouTubers measured a 0 to 60 time of 3.5 seconds. Surprisingly, the half-dismantled Tesla Model 3 was able to easily beat this time by an entire second as it was able to hit the 60 mph mark in about 2.5 seconds. For reference, the brutally fast Tesla Model S Plaid officially needs 1.99 seconds to hit that speed, but it also costs basically twice as much as the smaller electric sedan. All in all, the corresponding YouTube video of this project is definitely fun to watch, but regular drivers should not start disassembling their EV to improve its acceleration.