American electric carmaker Tesla recently launched the Model 3. Currently, the car is offered in Standard or Long Range specifications.
Now, Elon Musk has stated that a performance version of the entry-level Tesla is set to arrive in 2018. Musk revealed this information in his latest tweet. He was replying to a query about the performance version of the Model 3.
Probably middle of next year. Focus now is on getting out of Model 3 production hell. More versions = deeper in hell.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 30, 2017
A Twitter user asked Musk that when will the performance focused Model 3 will arrive. Musk replied, "Probably middle of next year. Focus now is on getting out of Model 3 production hell. More versions = deeper in hell."
It is clear that Tesla is focussing on the mass production of the Model 3. Adding more variants will further complicate the manufacturing process. Currently, the automaker will begin the production of the Long Range variant, and the Standard version will be produced in November 2017.
The production of the all-wheel-drive variant of the Model 3 will commence next year. The deliveries of the left-hand-drive Model 3 will begin from the second half of 2018. But the right-hand-drive markets will get the Model 3 in 2019.
The Tesla Model 3 Standard variant is fitted with a standard battery delivering a driving range of 355km. The Long Range version is equipped with a longer range battery which can travel up to 500km.
The Model 3 is the entry-level electric car from the stable of Tesla. With the increase in demand for the Model 3, Tesla has a big challenge to ramp up the production. So, the automaker might delay the launch the performance variant of the Model 3.