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Old 07-11-2018, 03:19 PM
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Speed Academy just posted a video of tracking a Tesla Model 3 and some upgrades that help improve the track performance. Not your typical track vehicle, but likely what the future looks like.
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I thought the issue with track use of these cars is overheating of the battery which puts it into reduced output mode in a lap or so. Any comments regarding cooling or limited laps?
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I know it’s been an issue on the Tesla Model S, but doesn’t seem to be an issue on the Model 3, maybe they improved this with the new model? Here is a write up they did on a recent Time Attack win: https://www.mountainpassperformance....win-worldwide/
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I thought the issue with track use of these cars is overheating of the battery which puts it into reduced output mode in a lap or so. Any comments regarding cooling or limited laps?
The model 3 uses different motors than the models S they do not overheat. At least the few that been to the track so far. Permanent magnet motors vs AC motors on the model S.
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Here are some threads about lightly prepped Model 3s doing track days.

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/thre.../#post-2849421

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/thre...a-seca.109818/

The Model 3 uses a permanent magnet motor, which is different from the Model S's AC Induction motor. It seems to be much better at handling the heat.

The only problem Model 3 users have reported at the track is brakes fading. Fortunately, aftermarket bigger brakes are already available.
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Why, just why? It's a 3,800 pound car. LOL @ massive understeer, looks painful.
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Why, just why? It's a 3,800 pound car. LOL @ massive understeer, looks painful.

Your M3 weighs about the same as a Model 3.
Understeer would likely disappear with a square tire setup.
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