Tesla Model 3 is lightning fast and with the dual-motor Performance variant it will be even faster but for safety’s sake, it’s still tame. You may soon get the option to go on an all-out race mode. YouTuber Marques Brownlee recently had an opportunity to drive the Model 3 Performance on a track, and he pointed out an experimental “Track Mode” that takes the gloves off. The in-testing feature switches on “stability control and powertrain settings configured for track driving,” and it’s no secret what that means: you can drift, understeer and otherwise push the electric car past its usual limits.
What the final name or when it will reach the customers is not yet certain and for all the car enthusiasts out there it’s not a novel concept, many sports cars have the option to turn off handholding features. This shows that Tesla is interested in EV performance beyond straight-line acceleration because it’s still relatively rare among street-going electric vehicles. The greater challenge may be the “Augmented Mode” for the upcoming Roadster. It’s one thing to turn features off in the name of courting experienced drivers, it’s another to use them to improve a driver’s abilities.