I had a Skype conversation with someone a bit closer to Tesla than any of us and got a bit more information. Please keep in mind this is not official or verified but third-hand information given to me. This person spoke to some Tesla engineers while they were onsite and the gist for Model 3 production is as follows (again, this is a RUMOUR and I cannot verify it) : Plans are to ramp Model 3 production as fast as possible once it begins to reach 5000 cars A WEEK! Contrary to what Elon said initial production will be Big battery and rear wheel drive first 2 months later: big battery and dual motor drive 2 months later: everything else Tesla has already made some initial body panel dies and stamped out several hundred panels (Michigan Tesla facility) There is a Model 3 prototype with Ludicrous that was able to achieve 0-60mph in .... 2 SECONDS Model 3 performance models are still expected to be in the low 3 second range That's all I have at the moment but the consensus is that will be a killer car that will blow everyone away and that production is still on track for later this summer. The Fremont factory is indeed (confirmed by Tesla) halting Model S/X production for 10 days February 18th to install Model 3 production line tooling and they have a buffer of Model S/X to that deliveries are not significantly affected.