Tesla is ready for the race: Elon Musk releases a Track Mode update for the $ 64,000 performance version of their Model 3 car
- The update will drastically change the performance of the car
- Is intended only for use on a track or on closed roads
- Allows owners to "drift" their car around turns and increase responsiveness
Tesla has finally released a software update for the "Track Mode" for his $ 64,000 model "Performance Model 3".
Owners can use it to drive their cars and even drift off with a variety of performance enhancements.
Tesla boasts that the update will "make driving effortless with effort and effort" and "make every track driver, whether amateur or professional, feel superhuman on a track."
Owners who paid for the performance version of the car receive the update for free.
"Since the introduction of the Tesla Roadster in 2008, we have used the immediate availability of engine power and torque to achieve unprecedented straight-line performance, making the car's forward acceleration a driver-only enhancement," said Tesla.
"With the track mode, which was specifically designed for use on closed autocross racetracks and racetracks, our goal was simple: use the same engine power and torque to make cornering on the track as natural as accelerating forward. "
With the update, owners can also optimize their car.
"With Track Mode, we want to open up a range of settings," Musk said in an earlier interview.
You can adjust the settings. It's a kind of expert mode, and you can adjust traction control and battery temperature – you can essentially configure a number of things. "
WHAT IS TESLA'S LUDICROUS MODE?
The name "Ludicrous Mode" comes from Mel Brooks & # 39; 1987 "Star Wars" parody "Spaceballs", where a spaceship can surpass the speed of light – so fast that it turns into a plaid.
It adds a "smart fuse" to the car's engines, which improves the responsiveness of the engines and accelerates acceleration times.
The mode is currently available as an option for $ 10,000 for Model S and Model X.
This allows Model S to go from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds – and now in 2.5 seconds in the new P100D.
Tesla had referred to an earlier package as "Insane Mode".
The Model 3 can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds. However, the exact performance change in Ludicrous mode remains a mystery.
Earlier this year, a car website took the passengers into the two-engined sedan and filmed their reactions as the Insane mode arrived. The Ludicrous mode promises to become even faster
Elon Musk is also considering introducing a feature called "dog mode" when dog owners need to get out of their vehicle for some time while their pooch is still inside.
The idea was triggered by a request from a Tesla owner on Twitter.
Twitter user Josh Atchley asked Musk if he could implement a "dog-mode" feature where the music is played and the AC is turned on. The screen says, "I'm fine, my owner is almost back."
Musk simply replied, "Yes."
WHAT IS THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE FROM TESLA?
The Tesla Model 3 is the company's first low-cost car.
The electric sedan is critical to Tesla's goal of becoming a viable, market-leading automaker.
The five-seat sedan will cover 215 miles with a single charge.
It will be sporty and accelerate from zero to 60 km / h in less than six seconds.
The Model 3 is Tesla's first low-cost car. The first model of the $ 35,000 electric vehicle was commissioned in July 2017
The car does not have a traditional dashboard, but a computer monitor in the middle of the car that displays details about the car and its route.
Control is via a touch screen and there is a single scroll button on each side of the steering wheel.
The first model of the $ 35,000 electric vehicle was commissioned in July 2017.
However, since then, the company suffers from production problems and often missed the self-imposed goals when the vehicle was announced in 2016.
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