Tesla Model 3 Performance 2021 review: see how quick it is 0-60mph... And easy to drift!


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Mat’s got his hands on a new Tesla Model 3 Performance... And he's here to share a truly in-depth review with you!
As you’d expect from the name, the Model 3 Performance is one EV which can compete with the best when it’s on the road. With dual electric motors, it can put down 462hp and 639Nm of torque… That’s 96hp & 130Nm more than the Model 3 Long Range! Not only that, but its claimed range is only 8 miles shy of what the long range can achieve, too!
Of course, such performance from an electric car won’t come cheap, and you can expect to pay over £57,000 for one. So there’s just one question left… Is it worth it? You’ll have to stick with Mat to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:46 Price
01:43 Exterior Design
02:43 Interior
05:41 Infotainment
06:38 Back Seats
07:58 Boot
09:32 Five Annoying Features
12:06 Five Good Features
14:07 Charging & Batteries
15:22 0 - 60mph
19:03 Driving
23:10 Drifting
24:20 Verdict
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  • J Alva
    J Alva小时 前

    For some reason launch control on most cars never work properly. It's never Mat Watson's fault🤣🤣🤣

  • Kh Hamad Tariq
    Kh Hamad Tariq小时 前

    Boring Car 🚨

  • Jul1an


    36 分钟 前

    You mean because of this acceleration, those software features like AutoPilot and later on Full Self Driving, those little details and fun features (ice cream cart sound outside, farts...), Netflix, Spotify, Internet etc.? "ONLY BECAUSE ITS NOT AMG ITS BORING!!!!!"

  • Stef
    Stef3 小时 前

    23:32 what you've come to see

  • roberto pierini gonzalez
    roberto pierini gonzalez20 小时 前

    The calm donkey psychologically remain because ship psychophysically telephone per a abusive veil. bustling, majestic whale

  • Mogith
    Mogith23 小时 前


  • Jack Whitlock
    Jack Whitlock天 前

    It like this Channel, however this review was very biased against Tesla. Your other Tesla reviews are fine, this one was rubbish

  • Egotistic Gorgon
    Egotistic Gorgon天 前

    Inside its like johnys cab lol

  • Eric Liu
    Eric Liu天 前


  • tinoushgtr
    tinoushgtr天 前

    If I ever want a electric car I'll get a tesla for sure. I like Elon. Right know there is no way i let go of godzilla and buy a car without sound. Not yet anyways.

  • hAk
    hAk天 前

    if the tablet goes down, there goes driving for the day?

  • Jack Whitlock

    Jack Whitlock

    天 前

    You can still drive without it

  • Dooley
    Dooley2 天 前

    Matt must be sponsored by Burberry he’s been slipping it in to the last few videos

  • russianvoodoo
    russianvoodoo2 天 前

    the editing here is just on spot.

  • westerntui
    westerntui3 天 前

    Its looking dated.

  • BState
    BState3 天 前

    9:35 That thing about the rims is unbelievably wrong. I understand that it's much cheaper to copy-paste the same rim, but, it's wrong and seriously OCD triggering. In this case it can affect negatively the dynamics of the airflow, causing more drag from one side, something that can cause serious problems on very slippery roads and high speeds, among other aspects. Do they also wear pairs of same-side shoes? I've seen this stupidity from brands too many times, it seriously needs to stop.

  • Seawolf


    3 天 前

    I do agree. But I reckon this is just to simply things for repairs, supply, tyre rotations etc. Still though, doesn't make sense when one side is slightly more aerodynamic than the other.

  • Kirk Lynn
    Kirk Lynn3 天 前

    the performance version is 40% of the cost of the PoleDancer 1. Easy choice...

  • Marcel Motorzoneza
    Marcel Motorzoneza3 天 前

    Its honestly so groundbreaking to see a company like Tesla grow in the quality of their cars and becoming more solid. 21st century technology and CNboth helps us normal people to see Tesla's growth over the past few years

  • Amir Ahmadi
    Amir Ahmadi3 天 前

    shitttttttttt inside

  • Coding to Beat Goku
    Coding to Beat Goku3 天 前

    03:49 The glove box is supposed to hold the usb safe for sentury mode.

  • Ορεστης Αλαμανης
    Ορεστης Αλαμανης3 天 前

    Song in 24:18 ?

  • Real Verdade
    Real Verdade4 天 前


  • bartosz ruminsk
    bartosz ruminsk4 天 前

    It's 25.03 minutes to 0-60mph

  • Alexander I. YUDHISTIRA
    Alexander I. YUDHISTIRA4 天 前

    it's a sleeper. feared at the traffic stop by many.

  • Heavy Metal
    Heavy Metal4 天 前

    3:35 QWATY TIS ALROUITE (cringe voice tone)

  • Heavy Metal
    Heavy Metal4 天 前

    New headlights! With built in condensation! All for FREE!!!

  • Jason Lolotte
    Jason Lolotte4 天 前

    God dam these cars are ugly.

  • Jaouad Harmouchi
    Jaouad Harmouchi4 天 前

    Does he uses OnePlus phone?


    Watching a car drift and hearing the tires without any engine noise is really...unsatisfying

  • Paul McGee
    Paul McGee4 天 前

    How’s the paint finish?

  • Thomas Brooks
    Thomas Brooks4 天 前

    Where is the promised performance vs standard range plus range test video?

  • Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack
    Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack4 天 前

    You can control everything with your voice in a Tesla, I was worried about being distracted but using the voice commands you can activate or adjust pretty much anything.

  • Keith decotis
    Keith decotis4 天 前

    Heat pump is air conditioning only. It reverses refrigerant flow to allow heating as well as cooling.

  • CosmicMicron
    CosmicMicron5 天 前

    I have a Tesla and 10:14 is the one thing that annoys me the most about Tesla's in general...

  • Motor Drive
    Motor Drive5 天 前

    Love everything about this car! I posted a video discussing some unknown facts about Tesla, Check it out if you love Tesla!

  • EL EL
    EL EL5 天 前

    Voice control to the rescue..... “Open glove box”

  • Not That Person
    Not That Person5 天 前

    Heat pump is just reversing the flow of an air conditioner. They are > 100% efficient for converting electricity into heat.

  • Bryce Stevens
    Bryce Stevens5 天 前

    Disclaimer this note is nothing against matt as I absolutely love his channel: I’ve noticed that all European car reviewers when told to review American cars are always very good at nit picking every single detail that they don’t like or find insignificant but on other European cars they will skip those criticality’s like they don’t exist and never really mention the things these companies get ride or how much of a bargain they are etc.

  • Observing nature
    Observing nature5 天 前

    Final verdict: buy it and enjoy it

  • Ronald Westra
    Ronald Westra5 天 前

    What a s... car. Quality sucks.

  • L G
    L G6 天 前

    Ok it's electric...everything else doesn't represent progress sorry!

  • 6120
    61206 天 前

    For me personally, there is nothing appealing about this car, or any other Tesla car that I've seen so far. I feel like they are too reliant on computers and flashy gadgets. I think having so many of the car's controls (and entertainment) on a big screen is going to promote careless driving, and also, I think that in 5-10 years, we will find out that these cars will become quite unreliable and have expensive repair costs.

  • Moby Pancake
    Moby Pancake6 天 前

    You need some moisturiser 🧴 you’re skin is dry af

  • That's How I Roll!
    That's How I Roll!6 天 前

    When will you review the Model Y?

  • Jack Whitlock

    Jack Whitlock

    天 前

    The Model Y isn’t available in the U.K. yet

  • byfolko
    byfolko6 天 前

    I see some moisture inside the headlights...this is where Tesla should improve. The whole project is sensational, assembly and quality are not at the same level. Look at the paint, looks like an orange skin, it's crispy ...not a good sign. I'm considering to buy one of these (and probabilly i'll do) , but damn, even a crappy brand as BMW , dead starting from 2005 after the E46, does better. Anyway, i'll add 10.000€ to the price for a proper KW suspension kit (Variante 3, 2.500€), wheels ( OZ Leggera HLT 19'' instead of 20'' stock 2.000€), tires (Michelin Sport Pilot Cup 2 255/40-19, 700€) and upgraded brake system ( Brembo GT-R kit, over 3.500€).

  • AH12
    AH126 天 前

    Until 4:42 all good till you get to the part when you really ask why Tesla i cant press a button to change my steering wheel and need to use the so call Ipad?? , Well Tesla isn't a German car and unlike German car brands if you do notice they like to put buttons for their every (almost) functions, its easy and nice (not all the time for some people).

  • Seawolf


    3 天 前

    @AH12 Oh yeah, it is a different driving experience for sure. But I'm certain manufacturers will bring us a proper sports focused EV's. This is just the beginning. We're at that point where, manufacturers are understanding the performance EV gives, and where they're trying to figure out how to deploy that performance. Whilst also simultaneously trying to develop better batteries and systems etc.

  • AH12


    3 天 前

    @Seawolf I'm not saying it bad its looks amazing!! Don't get me wrong it's just that the driving experience is not the same that's what I'm trying to say.. So far I saw pads touch screens laser systems and lots of sensor which are the highest quality on the industry from the German manufacturers brands unlike the others... I'm not saying they doing bad job its just not near it..

  • Seawolf


    3 天 前

    @AH12 I disagree. Vehicles are getting more efficient, faster, easier to use, with more capabilities. I'm sure people said the same when they replaced crank starters. You see the same systems in aircraft and spacecraft these days as well. Have you seen the cockpit of a new A220? Everything's going the way of the iPad and touchscreens. They may be less tactile, but they're far more functional.

  • AH12


    3 天 前

    @Seawolf And because of that fact my friend people are more and more excited from old cars cause back then the material gages gave you performance and today they gave your engine a brain and a limiter ..no more fun to drive this days..

  • Seawolf


    3 天 前

    Have you seen the new S-Class and C-Class? Buttons are going the way of the dinosaur.

  • rkent06
    rkent066 天 前

    When you’ve got a car review at 5 but fighting a football firm at 6

  • rob let
    rob let6 天 前

    These british car review guys are so sarcastic with tesla. The jealousy is just so obvious, english cars are great but tesla is on a whole new higher level.

  • Alex
    Alex7 天 前

    The top of the car should be a solar pannel. *presses invest button*

  • Brine Silver
    Brine Silver7 天 前

    13:37 yes, its actually exactly like a reverse Fridge. Even better, it basically is a fridge's cooling element, but the pump is running in reverse.

  • X X
    X X7 天 前


  • teatime tel
    teatime tel7 天 前

    you wont see these at classic car meets in the future.

  • pritim2009
    pritim20097 天 前

    is this about the car or about the clown?

  • 84hoover
    84hoover7 天 前

    Matt you love that coat its SSOOOO CHAAAAVE

    #ĀVREEEVANS7 天 前

    *🔴**cnboth.info/dron/sh-p-n/f2ykitivls3bnYo.html* .

  • Hafiz Roslan
    Hafiz Roslan7 天 前

    Your sound looks different

  • Martin MartinH
    Martin MartinH8 天 前

    bug bear - has to access the steering wheel via the screen. Something you do once per ownership of the car :)

  • Jack Whitlock

    Jack Whitlock

    天 前

    Exactly, I never have to change anything in my Model X

  • numero uno
    numero uno8 天 前

    Holy cow Matt, time to put some make up 13:25 you look a bit greenish 🤨

  • arcltdandy
    arcltdandy8 天 前

    tried it yesterday and felt sick all day .unreal acceleration

  • Scotty Hutchinson
    Scotty Hutchinson8 天 前

    It's not Tezzz laaa its Tess la

  • S A
    S A8 天 前

    Maybe I am uneducated but this really annoys me. Why do people call it Tezla ? Its not a bloody Tezla its Tesla sssssssssss six sugar test its not a Tezlaaaaaaaaaa its a Tessssssssssssssslaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Or was kinder garden teaching me all wrong between zzzzz's and s'sssssssss 🙈🤕🤕🤕

  • awittyusername


    5 天 前

    ittttttt doesn'tttttt mattterrrr

  • Asif Farooqui
    Asif Farooqui8 天 前

    Materials and construction look cheap. Plastic everywhere!

  • MrSausage
    MrSausage8 天 前

    cant wait to tesla have factory here so we dont have to pay import + luxury car fees (250%) here ... :(

  • Kerry Emerson
    Kerry Emerson8 天 前

    Steering wheel and mirror positioning is not something you need to do while driving, so it makes sense to have it out of the way IMHO.

    EVMYT8 天 前

    Do a Yaris GR Vs Tesla model 3 performance video Mat

  • Marius
    Marius8 天 前


  • justice77
    justice778 天 前

    who feels the need to adjust the mirrors more than once? not me ever..

    HOMKiNG H7K9 天 前

    Loncz fejs

  • Nitesh Kumar
    Nitesh Kumar9 天 前

    "Emma Watson and you're watching Carwow!"

  • Jason Domina
    Jason Domina9 天 前

    Latest Car and Driver said it couldn't survive 1 lap at VIR.

  • Stephen Boyd
    Stephen Boyd9 天 前

    The answer to your problem is not to park like a knob on the kerbside.

  • J M
    J M9 天 前

    Now the Germans EV's have arrived who looks at these cars anymore. So yesteryear.

  • Jul1an


    33 分钟 前

    Very nice english.. Aerodynamics>Exterior design. This is something that the Germans still haven't gotten to know

  • Chris Bird
    Chris Bird9 天 前

    Quicker than most super cars, yet it looks so boring as it shoots off..

  • Azazel
    Azazel9 天 前

    10:25 the bend on the door, lmao what?

  • gino enas
    gino enas9 天 前

    I don't know what you do for a living. For sure you are not being paid by Tesla, more likely for the German Auto Association that Tesla is eating their lunch, to shit all over an impossible to beat EV ahead at least 10 years of competing brands. With performance numbers that put to shame very many far more expensive cars, and with technical contents the competitors only dream about. the most independent survey by the Consumer Report put Tesla cars the most desirable to own. You should do something about your voice , it is so unpleasant to hear, yet you seem such a decent chap.

  • LoneLee Productions
    LoneLee Productions9 天 前

    Complaining about configuring the mirrors and steering wheel once (per user profile) is ridiculous, and it’s actually easier than some physical manual controls I’ve used. This has also been in all versions of software, nothing to do with 2021 updates.

    MS.KARACA10 天 前


  • amz
    amz10 天 前

    Get yourself a lexus instead

  • Ettoize
    Ettoize10 天 前

    Nice to see that the panel gaps and water inside the headlights still haven't been fixed

  • awittyusername


    5 天 前

    @Martin MartinH well then we should agree to disagree

  • Martin MartinH

    Martin MartinH

    8 天 前

    I disagree, I don't think this is nice at all, why would you actually want these things?

  • Andi McGaw
    Andi McGaw10 天 前

    As my parents would say "it's too extra" in tems of control system for mirrors, steering wheels, etc...

  • Last 777
    Last 77710 天 前

    that paintwork is shocking on tesla fuck me

  • Jack Whitlock

    Jack Whitlock

    天 前

    The pain on my Model X is fine

  • e QuASiAN
    e QuASiAN10 天 前

    18:48 absolutely brilliant.

  • Piotr Chylarecki
    Piotr Chylarecki10 天 前

    Don't u get demonetized for saying the 'rona name these days? That's what all other YTubers lead us to believe.

  • Henz Powell
    Henz Powell10 天 前

    The orange peel in the paint is fuckingggg awfulllllll

  • BH London
    BH London10 天 前

    The owner having his name on the car is so cringe

  • Idventure
    Idventure11 天 前

    Come for the drift stay until the end. Still watched all of it.

  • Deep Senpai
    Deep Senpai11 天 前

    I think tesla have to switch off their automatic drive functions in India😂, Because 24*7 someone is near your car while driving.

  • Deep Senpai

    Deep Senpai

    天 前

    @Jack Whitlock India don't even deserve Tesla right now.

  • Jack Whitlock

    Jack Whitlock

    天 前

    I don’t live in India, but I am aware of a law that restricts self driving cars

  • Mike Wright
    Mike Wright11 天 前

    My God, this is an ugly car.

  • Phillip Ohren
    Phillip Ohren11 天 前

    Long Range AWD or Performance? There’s a 5 month wait for the latter the Australia... and it’s $19k more with 40kms less range. I can’t deciiiiiiidddde. Ps. I’m a Brummie too.

  • Andy Langley

    Andy Langley

    4 天 前

    Get the LR with the acceleration pack

  • Emma Gyamfi
    Emma Gyamfi11 天 前

    The interior is too basic for my liking

  • Armando Silva
    Armando Silva11 天 前

    poor paint job, did you fix that hanging button on your jacket? Sorry, OCD certified.... LOL. Avoid, save your money and get the bmw...

  • Matko kutina
    Matko kutina11 天 前

    the simple heat pump explanations is this: when you eat hot soup you blow colder air to cool it, in the winter you blow hotter air to your freezing arms- lips are changing air pressure

  • Fati Tigilo
    Fati Tigilo11 天 前

    Am i the only one that finds it hilarious that Tesla and fanboys emphasize so much on the launch times compared to regular high performance cars and claim victory while the Tesla drives utter shit compared to those. There's a LOT more to being a high performance car than a speedy launch 0-60. I was stupid enough to buy one but got rid of it after 4 months, it felt like i was driving some cheap plastic imitation product from aliexpress. Back to a BMW M5, not as fast 0-60 but an easy order of magnitude better experience, both in driving and interior feel and function.

  • usualusername99
    usualusername9912 天 前

    Looks pretty boring inside. Having to do everything on a big iPad is more of a faff and more dangerous than it used to be. No speedo in front of you either! Give me a real speedo behind the steering wheel and physical controls for aircon and volume every day of the week over this. I don't get the obsession with these cars

  • Shawnbaubei Yee
    Shawnbaubei Yee12 天 前

    The well-to-do direction secondarily milk because kite conceivably provide absent a upset buzzard. daffy, entertaining partner

  • Rashad
    Rashad12 天 前

    13:31 This is the answer from google: Refrigerators are reverse heat engines that pump energy out of the inside of the fridge and into the surrounding area by the way of an electric motor. In other words, the motor takes some quantity of energy from the inside of the fridge and brings it to the outside.

  • Andrew Lycett
    Andrew Lycett12 天 前

    Great work.

  • Mathieu L
    Mathieu L12 天 前

    12:06 I like Tesla but this need paint correction

  • Pratyay Ganguly
    Pratyay Ganguly12 天 前

    its complicated for you because you are from a first world nation where you feel entitled and you are above 40. People breaking frontiers here and this man wants a lever and springs to move his steering..hahahahahahahaha

  • 3xalXx
    3xalXx12 天 前

    My fiesta can do 0-60 in 2,5 .. minutes tho :(

  • Jean-Pierre Kavanaugh
    Jean-Pierre Kavanaugh12 天 前

    Remember that for some electric cars the 0-60 number is based on a 1ft rolling start. That may account for the discrepancy.

  • Bijan Izadi
    Bijan Izadi12 天 前

    I drove the model 3 and my normal driver is a Tacoma, and the model 3 gave me much more visibility and comfort than I ever thought a car could gove