Yes, the Tesla Model 3 will get 'Ludicrous' Mode

By topgear ,

Tesla Model 3

Last month, Elon Musk proudly unveiled his affordable baby electric saloon, the Tesla Model 3. It was already fast, but now we have confirmation that it’ll get even faster.

Responding to a fan on Twitter, Musk confirmed the Model 3 would feature a ‘Ludicrous’ Mode option to make it, well, ludicrously quick.

The ‘standard’ Model 3 is no slouch of course. Straight out of the blocks, it’ll already do 0-100kmh in less than six seconds. With Ludicrous Mode engaged, that number will drop significantly.

Details at this point have yet to be revealed, but on the Model S, the Ludicrous option drops the 0-100kmh time to just 2.8 seconds (making it one of the world’s fastest accelerating cars), and features 532bhp on the rear axle and 259bhp on the front via a dual-electric-motor setup. This Model S P90D also gets 967Nm of torque and a top speed of 250kmh. Plenty.

Any prospective Model 3 buyers out there interested?