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Jon Rettinger reveals key differences between all Tesla Model 3 variants

Published: 1/Jul/2020 23:08

by Alan Bernal


Popular YouTuber Jon Rettinger examined the key differences between the Tesla Model 3 family, and explained just how each variant stacks up against one another when looking closer under the hood.

Tesla dethroned Toyota Motor Corp. as the world’s most valuable automaker on July 1, and as one of the most affordable entry points in their lineup, the Model 3 has attracted the eyes of many potential car enthusiasts since it entered production in 2017.

However, the different packages that the esteemed model comes in can be pretty confusing, since the company’s website nor showrooms have all of the options readily available to review, so Rettinger broke down the nuance truths about every kind.

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There’s something for everyone with the different packages of the Model 3.

The appearance shouldn’t play too much into the decision-making, according to the YouTuber. Every Model 3 looks near-identical, which takes that particular pressure off of future buyers.

One of the most basic entry models is called the Standard Range Plus, which goes 0-60 in 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 140 MPH. At around $38,000 to start, this model will give drivers about a 250 mile range before having to recharge.

“[The Model 3 Standard Range Plus] didn’t have music streaming, didn’t have an internet browser, and a bunch more,” Rettinger said, noting how the car gets better over time. “Via the over-the-air software updates, the car got all of that.”

For a starting price at $47,000, the Dual Motor Long Range will start to include some premium features along with an increased range that gives drivers a 322 mile limit per charge.

With an uptick in the sound system, premium seating, and the like, this is where your money starts to provide a bit more comfort to a vehicle that can go 0-60 in 4.4 seconds while topping out at 145 MPH.

But if you’re okay sacrificing a bit of range for a faster car, the Performance Long Range at $55,000 is going to be the deluxe package to aim for. This model has a top speed of 162 MPH but only a 299 mile range because of the 22-inch wheels that come with this entry.

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Even at the base level, buys can get a ton of value from a Model 3, according to Rettinger.

Then there’s the Full Self-Driving Capability upgrade option for about $8,000, which bolsters the standard Autopilot feature that is highly sought-after by enthusiasts.

The Model 3 has been a favorite with Rettinger because of the overall value that it gives to consumers, and should be a popular buy-in for drivers for some time to come.


Forza Horizon 4 Backstage cars list, location & passes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell


Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 saw a number of updates and changes implemented, with one of the biggest being the introduction of Horizon Backstage. We explain how to access this new area, and give a rundown of all the cars available. 

The Forza Backstage area was added to Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Series 28 update on October 13, 2020.

Allowing players access to exclusive, ultra-rare, and hard-to-find cars, the Backstage area is an exciting new addition to the game. Along with making it easier to find such rare cars, it also makes them far more accessible, as each featured vehicle only costs one ‘Backstage Pass’ rather than millions of credits.

Horizon Backstage LocationHorizon Backstage is located behind the main Horizon Festival stage.

How to access Horizon Backstage

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage can be accessed much the same as the ‘Autoshow’ in the game.

Players can either drive to the physical location found behind the main Horizon Festival Stage, or access via the ‘Autoshow’ menu.

You can also access the area via the pause menu, by selecting “Horizon Backstage” under the ‘Cars’ tab.

Horizon Backstage Car ListEach car costs 1 Backstage Pass, and is limited to one per player.

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage Passes

Each vehicle in the Backstage area is available for purchase by players. Instead of the usual method of obtaining cars via in-game credits or Forzathon points, each vehicle costs 1x Backstage Pass.

These passes are awarded to players once they reach certain milestones in Festival event playlists. Passes are not specific to particular cars, and can be used for any vehicles featured in the backstage area.

Players can also accumulate passes, as they do not have an expiry date. It is important to note, however, that each featured car is limited to only one per player.

Horizon Backstage car votingThe Forza Horizon 4 community has the opportunity to vote which cars make it to Backstage.

Horizon Backstage cars

The cars featured in Horizon Backstage are chosen via community vote. From what we can see, previous cars stick around after their initial period, and currently, players are able to access Backstage featured cars from the previous seven days.

Currently available Horizon Backstage cars:

  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evo
  • 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn Mustang
  • 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 2001 TVR Tuscan S