Tesla recently released a new track package for Tesla Model 3 Performance along with an upgraded software feature called Track Mode V2.
Tesla recently invited a bunch of automobile influencers at a race track in order to showcase all the new features of the Track Mode V2. Along with it, Tesla also showcased the $5,500 Track Package kit, to go along with the Track Mode V2 as an option.
With newly upgraded software and equipment, Tesla has its eyes set on the performance sedan market, in which BMW M3, Kia Stinger 2.0 GT, and recently launched Toyota Supra competes. Frankly, I think, people are going to buy the Tesla Model 3 Performance, just for this feature.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Track Mode V2 and the Track Package Kit in the Tesla Model 3 Performance
Should You Buy Tesla Model 3 Performance For Track Mode V2?
Before we answer this question first we need to understand what is the Tesla Track Mode V2.
What Is Tesla Track Mode V2?
Tesla Track Mode is an upcoming software feature for the Tesla Model 3 Performance variant via an OTA update. It will unlock a bunch of new features that’ll grant the driver full control over every aspect of the electric car’s performance.
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For example, with the track mode, the driver can vary the amount of power that is being sent to the front and rear wheels.
Other notable features of the Tesla Track Mode V2 include:
- Control over understeer and oversteer
- Stability Assist control
- Handling balance control
- Post Drive cooling
- Compressor Overclock for maximum cooling
- Custom presets for your varied driving styles and more.
As evident, the Tesla Track Mode V2 aims to bring track level capabilities to the Tesla Model 3 Performance variant. Therefore, directly rivaling the likes of the BMW M3 Competition.
What Is Tesla Track Package Kit For Model 3 Performance?
Tesla Track Package kit is a $5,500 worth of track-focused equipment upgrade for the Tesla Model 3 Performance electric car. It includes a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 all-season tires, track quality brake pads and high-grade brake fluid to go along with it. All new 9″ wheels provide made room for the wider Michelin tires and it definitely adds to the overall stability of the car.
Some of the influencers including Filip Koroy and Emilia Hartford tested the new Track Mode V2 in a Track Package-equipped Tesla Model 3 Performance and they came out very impressed.
Filip pointed out that the ability to send power to the front and rear wheel along with the bigger wheels is great for enhancing the stability of the car.
Emilia, on the other hand, mentioned that she wants to drive a Tesla Model 3 as her daily driver. And after using the Model 3 Performance version, she’s in complete love with it.
Should You Upgrade To The Tesla Track Package For $5,500?
The Model 3 Performance is already a pretty fast car. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. Therefore my personal suggestion would be to first check how the Track Mode V2 performs on the stock equipment with which Model 3 comes with.
If you feel like you want the extra braking and handling performance to make the best out of the new Track Mode V2, then, by all means, go for the $5,500 track package.
However, if your sole purpose is to drift your Model 3 Performance by turning off the stability control, then I’d suggest sticking to your smaller wheels. The bigger the wheel you’ll have, the smaller will be its sidewall and consequently, you’ll have less rubber to burn.
Let me know how you feel about the Tesla Track Package and the Track Mode V2.