Posted on February 16, 2019 | Kyle Field
in the mountains to get your Tesla Model 3 Performance test with a new set of winter tires to see how they deal in some real-time winter. He found that not only winter tires, besides those offered by Tesla, but also a set of modern winter tires, the car is actually working exceptionally well in the snow.
Jason Interrupts Tesla Model 3 Performance The performance is very thorough in the 19-minute YouTube segment below. This is well worth the watch for those who want to winter their Tesla Model 3. To begin, he breaks winter work in three categories, then continues to unpack very carefully. ] The first thing you need to know: driving winter vehicles starts with tires . Inside the car, all-wheel drive (AWD) as the Model 3 Performance, gives the car more opportunities to drive the car safely and maintain vehicle control under slippery conditions. And finally, clearance can come into play when navigating in snow conditions, and he says the design of the Tesla Model 3 Performance is worse than that of the rear wheel drive (RWD) or the configuration of base AWD. ] Tires
First: tires. Tesla offers only one set of winter tires for the 3 Performance, and they are available as a set of 20 wheels with Pirelli Winter Sottozero IIs. The package will return $ 4,000, which seems unnecessarily steep just to get a set of winter tires. Instead of selling organs to keep the car safe in the winter, Jason started digging online for options.
What he found was that the Porsche Cayman GT4 had exactly the same tire size and Porsche spec made a winter tire specifically for its Canadian customers – the Michelin Pilot Alpin 4 235/35 / R40. He entered the net and managed to deliver them from Canada and then mount and balance them on their factory wheels in a local tire shop. The new tires continue to spend $ 300 with a pop, but $ 1,200 plus shipping feel like a bargain price compared to $ 4,000 for a new set of wheels and tires.
Two engines, one front and one rear. These two engines are locked to the tires on each axle, so Model 3 uses the brakes to adjust the speed of one side or the other to maximize traction and reduce slippage. Jason put the system on trial for some time in deep snow, on icy roads and on a snowy road at a relatively high speed.
The all-wheel drive system in its model 3 works flawlessly under different conditions without even needing chains or spikes. As a California citizen who has lived in a warmer climate for most of my life, the entire video looks like hair loss, a white kiss for me, but he's so much fun that he almost makes me try it.
] The ground clearance
The height of the vehicle frame becomes a problem when traveling in deeper snow as it can leave the car high and dry if it is not taken into account when driving. Jason notes that while the performance of Model 3 exceeds the specifications of the other configurations of almost every area, its ground clearance is 1 centimeter lower. This should not be a problem for most situations like a sports electric luxury car, but it is worth mentioning for those who live in areas where snow is more common.
He takes the car out of the main road on his shoulder with 4-5 inches of bare snow accumulation and the car is able to effortlessly get in and out of the snow. On a side note, his bright red paint really appears against the white snow, making some visually intriguing footage while he talks about the nuances of the car's work. Tracking Mode
The video really gets better when it activates Slip Start and then Track Mode.
Slip Start gives greater freedom of action to the vehicle's traction control system and allows tires to slip a little more than usual as a means of getting out of free sand, mud or snow. In this case, Jason simply has fun with him and notes that he makes driving in the snow a little freer, and the tires slip enough to keep adrenaline without being unnecessarily dangerous.
The tracking mode looks the most fun though, when the car slides and slides from one to the other on the snow road to some dreamy drifting platform. In Track mode, the wheels are cut off at the slightest touch of the pedal, allowing the car to slide and slid over the driver's whim. Then the car intelligently diverts power to the front wheels to pull out of the slider. It's fun to watch and see how fun it is to play with his model 3 in the snow.
If you are not already, look at the video and go out there to have fun.