Tesla’s Model 3 is out and a performance mode changes the way you see Tesla cars forever.
Designed to be used on closed autocross circuit courses and even race tracks, the Tesla Model 3 comes with a “Track Mode” that determines where torque goes in order to give the driver better control over the vehicle. With this, drivers will have an easier time taking hairpins and driving in situations which require technical precision.
The Tesla model also comes with an inbuilt “Stability Control”, which applies brakes to the wheels in a way to prevent the car from getting out of control.
In short, it is to ensure the safety of passengers and drivers.
Unfortunately, the Stability Control would be counter-productive on the race track as driving in a race requires risky maneuvers which are unsafe and could prompt the Stability Control to act.
To counter this, Tesla designed the “Dynamics Controller” which replaces the Stability Control while in Track Mode. This allows the driver to perform dynamic maneuvers which would be considered unsafe by the Stability Control.
According to Tesla, they delivered 56,065 models between July and October, setting the Model 3 as the 19th best selling car in the US for that Quarter.