Guy removes the entire body from his Tesla Model 3 to see how fast it will go

Published on May 31, 2023 at 1:43 PM (UTC+4)
by Adam Gray

Last updated on Jun 01, 2023 at 3:04 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Kate Bain

Guy removes the entire body from his Tesla Model 3 to see how fast it will go

Carbon fiber, lightweight wheels, stripping the interior: modifications gearheads typically make to shave some time off their 0-60.

But stripping the entire body off the car is a new one to us.

Surprisingly, that’s exactly what one guy’s done to a Tesla Model 3 – and the results speak for themselves.

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YouTuber ‘B is for Build’ has posted a new video to his YouTube showing that it’s entirely possible to shave time off your 0-60.

That’s as long as you’re willing to sacrifice everything that isn’t involved in propulsion and driving.

The problem with modern cars, though, is that they require a lot of feedback from various sensors to function.

For example, an improper ground can disable stability control, and missing equipment can force the car into limp mode.

But with enough perseverance the Tesla Model 3 was still able to run, and they were able to remove the bulky, weighty body parts.

Gone was the roof, doors, body panels, and more.

They even removed the passenger seats, many electronics and most of the trim, too.

Tesla claims the Model 3 Performance has a 0-60 time of 3.1 seconds, but the guys actually found their car did it in 3.46 seconds before modifications when they did a test run.

While they expected a marginal gain after stripping out the car, they didn’t expect to shave a second off the 0-60 time.

As you can imagine, hitting 60 in 2.46 seconds without a windshield can’t be that comfortable or safe, but it looks like heaps of fun.

We certainly wouldn’t recommend doing it, unless you’re a professional of course.

Now the guys know, to a certain degree, what it feels like to drive a McLaren Elva.

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Adam Gray

Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.