The company is letting you unleash your performance-demons in full glory

Tesla has officially announced two performance-related upgrades for the Model 3. One of them is a software update to its existing Track Mode V1, and the other one is a set of performance parts. The former is an over-the-air update that allows you to play with the settings and take extensive control of your Model 3. The latter is a package that includes wheels, tires, fluids, and a couple more things. Tesla has priced this package at $5,500, including installation. Are you ready to have fun?

How is Track Mode V2 Better Than V1?

Tesla Launches A New Track Package And Track Mode V2 For The Model 3 Performance!
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Track Mode was first rolled it out 2018. Track Mode V1, as it was called, would automatically enhance power delivery to increase performance.

In the latest update, now called Track Mode V2, Tesla has given you the freedom to play around with the settings.

You can use various sliders to adjust the power delivery sent to the front or rear axle, as well as stability assist, and regenerative braking.

Tesla invited a few bloggers to check the Track Mode out and you can see how radically the package + software combo changes the way the car handles. Doing donuts and drifting looks easy, but, there are chances that similar runs over a long period of time could affect the battery’s life. Even the company notes that the “high-performance wheels and tires may affect your range.” To take care of this, to an extent, compressor overlock and post-drive cooling options are also provided so that you can optimize the performance without letting it affect the battery’s life in the long run. Other than this, the latest software also includes:

Tesla Launches A New Track Package And Track Mode V2 For The Model 3 Performance!
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  • An Accelerometer
  • A G-force Meter
  • Real-Time Telemetry
  • Satellite Maps
  • Video Recorder
  • Option to choose a start and finish line at a circuit so that the lap timer can log accordingly

What Do You Get In Tesla’s $5,500 Track Mode Package?

Tesla Launches A New Track Package And Track Mode V2 For The Model 3 Performance!
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As for the performance parts, the Track Mode Package was actually leaked last year in the company’s part catalog. Now, however, it’s official, and it will include:

  • 4 x 20″ X 9″ Zero-G Performance wheels
  • 4 x Tesla Logo Center Caps
  • 20 x Lug Nut Covers
  • 4 x 245/35 ZR 20 XL Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires
  • 4 x Tire Pressure Sensors
  • 1 x Front And Rear High-Performance Brake Pads
  • 1 x Track-Focused Brake Fluid

Final Thoughts

Tesla has also said that the package is “only compatible with Model 3 Performance Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive with the Performance Upgrade,”. The software, on the other hand, should be available on all the Performance models. The delivery of the package is expected to begin in April this year.

If you own a Model 3 Performance, will you opt for this $5,500 package? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
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