The missing component that explains everything could be a "DC/DC boost converter, used in some EVs in situations in which the vehicle needs to trade torque for horsepower, such as during hard acceleration at highway speeds"
That comparison chart is not correct. The actual purchase price of the model Y long range RWD is $52,000. The $48,000 quoted in the chart is Tesla's price after "potential incentives and gas savings". They did not do an apples to apples comparison so it was lazy reporting or bias.
I'm glad it isn't sitting all jacked up. It is supposed to be a sporty crossover so it needs to sit low. I will actually look to decrease the tire to fender clearance another inch from the GT photos when I receive mine.
Th performance package will probably include magneride, the wheels shown on the grabber blue GT from the launch show, and a few other minor tid bits. I am assuming those wheels are wider than the premiums which is what adds slightly to the turning radius. I really think it won't be more than $4-5k.
I reserved mine with a dealer nearly two hours away and will literally pass 5 other Ford dealers on the way there. I also bought my F150 at this dealer as they are a volume dealer not a meat market dealer.
That is unfortunate on the explorer. If it had a 302 in it the engine issued could have been easily fixed for a small fraction of that. My 92 GT 5.0 had 132k miles on it before a slight rear main seal leak. I beat the crap out of that car so it was impressive. At that point I built the 347...