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Tesla's Track Mode V2

March 5, 2020

Tesla Track Mode V2 is being released as part of the latest update 2020.8.1 and it's available for the Performance Model 3 (standard and stealth).

Past Tesletter articles

2018 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Performance review: first taste

«We pile into the compact confines of the Model 3, which looks the same as any other, except for having a combined 450 hp and 471 lb-ft of torque. That sort of power should put its performance on par with a BMW M3 super sedan.»

Read more: Motortrend

From issue #18

How battery temperature affects performance

Takeaways:

  • Colder battery = less regen, power and slower charge
  • Lower SOC = faster charge / better regen if cold
  • High SOC = less regen / charge speed even with a warm battery
  • Charging to 80% vs. 90% daily might be worth it just for the slight regen increase at lower temperatures
From issue #100

Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance starting production in July 2018

According to Elon Musk’s Twitter account «Tesla will enable orders end of next week for dual motor AWD & performance. Starting production of those in July. Air suspension prob next year.»

Read more: Twitter

From issue #8

Model 3 Dual Motor AWD and Performance versions announced

In the rare event you haven’t heard yet, Tesla finally released the specs and opened the orders for the long-awaited Model 3 dual motor all-wheel-drive and performance versions.

Dual Motor AWD
  • Range: 310 miles
  • 0 to 60 mph acceleration: 4.5 seconds
  • Top speed: 140 mph
  • Price: $5,000 for AWD option
Performance
  • Range: 310 miles
  • 0 to 60 mph acceleration: 3.5 seconds
  • Top speed: 155 mph
  • Price: $78,000 (without autopilot)

Read more: Electrek

From issue #9

Model 3 launching to 200 km/h 27 times in a row

Bjørn is back, this time with a video where he launches his Model 3 27 times in a row. He picked into the CAN Bus to render some interesting stats alongside with his video.

From issue #83

Model 3 Performance pictures

Shared by ‘The Tesla Show’ podcast. Thanks! We really like how neat the black and white interior looks in the M3P.

From issue #19

Model 3 Track Package and Track Mode V2

New Performance package for the Model 3. It includes track-focused brake fluid, high-performance brake pads and 20» Zero-G Performance Wheels (which may affect range). Costs $5,500.

On top of that Tesla is releasing the Track Mode V2. In this version, they’re giving the driver a lot of freedom to tweak how the car responds and other interesting features like recoding video, built-in-lap timer, and more.

What do you think? I personally think that those rims look 🔥🔥🔥 See it in action on a track.

From issue #101

Performance Model 3 spoiler installation

If you purchased a Performance Model 3 and are still waiting for Tesla to call to get your spoiler installed, you can stop waiting. Just schedule a service appointment and they’ll come to you and get the job done.

I don’t have a link for you and I have a Model S, not Performance Model 3, but a friend just did this and since it seems that some people didn’t know about it, I thought I’d share.

From issue #78

Performance Model 3 top speed at Transport Canada test track

Trevor, from Tesla Owners Online, and Ian Pavelko, took a Model 3 into track. Spoiler: the Model 3 Performance peaked at 163mph or 262kmh.

From issue #74

Performance Version AWD is being rolled out before regular AWD version

Per conversation on Twitter, it seems like Tesla is trying to sell higher price versions first in order to avoid negative margins.

Read more: Reddit

From issue #10

Tesla breaks down the range of Model 3 Performance with different wheels

Tesla has published the EPA numbers for the Model 3 for 2020, they’ve split the range of the performance version by wheels.

Read more: Electrek

From issue #85

Tesla vs Tesla vs Tesla, who wins?

Fun video of the Tesla Performance family (3, S, X) in a drag race, a rolling race, and a brake test.

From issue #101

Tesla “uncorks” early Model X 100D with more power, faster acceleration

A Tesla Model X 100D recently received a software update that “uncorked” more performance from the luxury all-electric SUV. The update, which was featured in a recent DragTimes video on YouTube, allowed the Model X 100D to attain a better speed and power output compared to before.

Read more: Teslarati

From issue #16

Track Mode for Model 3 is here!

2018.42.8 brings with it ‘Track Mode’ for all the M3P ([regardless of having PUP or not]()). ‘Track Mode’ enables Tesla’s performance-oriented stability control and powertrain settings configured for track driving.

Read more: Tesla Blog

From issue #33