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On the eve of the heavily hyped launch of Tesla’s Model 3 sedan, a website has leaked what it claims are some of the car’s specifications.
Citing an anonymous source close to Tesla who has seen the car, Electrek reports that the $35,000 Model 3 will go from 0-60 in under four seconds and travel more than 300 miles on a single charge in an optional configuration.
The same source said the Model 3 stands slightly taller than Tesla’s Model S sedan and looks like a cross between the Model S and Model X, Tesla’s SUV that is finally hitting streets after years of delays.
Tesla has kept details about the Model 3, which CEO Elon Musk will unveil at the company’s Hawthorne, Calif. design center on Thursday evening, under tight wraps.
In a public relations masterstroke, Tesla announced last week that it would begin taking $1,000 deposits for the car, which will enter production in late 2017 at the earliest, when Musk hits the stage at the event, but that orders placed at Tesla stores Thursday morning will be given priority.
Directing customers to the stores has created an an iPhone-launch frenzy, with Telsa faithful camping out to snag a place in line.
Yesterday, CNBC published results of a poll in which 55 percent of respondents said they would be willing to place a $1,000 deposit on a Model 3 and “definitely buy one, too.”
Musk responded via Twitter, “Looks like we may have to increase production plans for the Model 3.”
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