Tesla Model Y review – Engines, performance and drive – AutoExpress

Tesla established itself as a maker of super-quick electric cars back in 2009 with the introduction of the Roadster model. The US manufacturer followed this up with the Model S saloon in 2012 and the Model 3 hatchback later in 2017, all offering supercar-rivalling sprinting ability.

The Model Y is no different and, in Performance guise, is capable of embarrassing much more expensive machinery off the line. Even in Long Range form, where some of its raw pace is sacrificed for more miles from the 75kWh battery, the Model Y is still able to post a sub-5.0 second 0-62mph time – not bad for a family friendly SUV.

Of course, the Model Y’s dual-motor/all-wheel-drive set-up helps put the power down but, in everyday driving, it’ll most probably just offer some added reassurance when the weather is poor and the roads are more slippery.

It’s best to think of the Model Y as a family SUV that just happens to be extremely rapid in a straight line, because it offers neither the driving engagement you get from, say, the BMW iX3, nor the relative agility of the Jaguar I-Pace. There isn’t much steering feel and the Model Y struggles with quick changes in direction.

The Model Y is a capable cruiser on a motorway or smooth A-road, but once on rougher terrain the car’s overly firm set-up makes itself known, and you’ll notice some harsher crashes and thumps. When we tested the Model Y against the Audi Q4 e-tron, the German rival came out on top for ride comfort.

Engines, 0-60 acceleration and top speed

Tesla offers the Model Y as either a Long Range or Performance version, with the former managing 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds and the latter covering the same benchmark in just 3.5 seconds. Top speeds are 135mph and 155mph respectively.


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Red Bull set to announce Ford engine partnership deal with US car giant – BBC

Honda-powered Red Bull won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2022

Red Bull are poised to announce an engine partnership deal with US car giant Ford.

Ford will join forces with the team from 2026, part-funding the engine Red Bull are designing for the new regulations to be introduced that year.

The agreement is expected to be officially unveiled at Red Bull’s 2023 season launch in New York on Friday.

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Ford set to announce F1 return with Red Bull engine deal – The Race

Red Bull and Ford are set to announce they will work together on a Formula 1 engine for 2026.

The widely rumoured collaboration will be announced on Friday, when Red Bull is set to reveal the livery for its 2023 car the RB19 at an event in New York.

Though not confirmed by either party, the news of a tie-up between Ford and the newly created Red Bull Powertrains engine division was mistakenly leaked in Italian media and is understood to be correct.

Ford has been interested in a potential F1 programme for several months, based around the 2026 engine regulations – which feature “100% sustainable fuels”, according to F1, and an increase in the electrical …….