• Chestley C.

    Car Classification Tesla Model 3

    So far looks like only Tesla Model S and the old Roadster are classified. What class will the Model 3 be placed in? I'm inclined to guess G Street.

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    • Paul H Tibbals

      I am not at all connected with the folks who will classify the Model 3.  However even the basic model is said to have a 0-60 of 5.6 seconds (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Model_3).  That is a lot of acceleration for an H-Street car, right there with the fastest cars in HS, which would have to be the current Accord and Camry....yowza, at ~5.7 s 0-60 or so. 

      Now I see why they approved the transfer of my beloved SHO Taurus (1989-1999) to HS, because stock it's at least a second slower to 60.  Hmm, if they move the 2010-2017 SHO to HS as well then

      So if I had to guess, I'd say the first Tesla 3's will be H (RWD, smaller battery) and later the big battery models with AWD might have to go to at least G if not D.

    • Chestley C.

      First ones off the line, including mine, are RWD with the big battery.