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Tesla's Model 3 Performance subtly adds the power

The Model 3 Performance doesn't offer much in the way of visual upgrades, but it's got it where it counts.

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This is the Model 3 Performance!

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You start with the dual-motor Model 3, then add the Performance package for a starting price of $64,000. 

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But you'll also want to add the $5,000 wheel and tire package, which gives you bigger brakes that are much better-suited for performance driving. 

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The Performance also comes with this dry-carbon lip spoiler, which gives the rear of the car a bit more personality.

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Really, though, there's not a lot to distinguish it from the base car. 

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This white interior, however, is far from subtle...

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The Model 3 is still controlled primarily via this touch interface, but Tesla has improved things quite a bit, making the car far easier to live with. 

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Rear seats offer plenty of headroom. There's a generous trunk, too, so the car is pretty easy to live with.

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It's a good looking machine, too, and fit-and-finish has improved markedly from the earlier cars -- though it still isn't perfect. 

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Indeed the Model 3 Performance isn't perfect overall, but it's a remarkably quick machine. 

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