The Tesla Model 3 Performance will officially drift, thanks to a new update that seems to turn the electronic nannies off.
The experimental ‘Track Mode’ – not its final name – turns all the car’s systems to their most extreme and backs-off the stability control, in theory making the car that much more predictable and natural-feeling at the limit.
A video was posted to the fledgling (and vertical format) Instagram TV service by YouTuber Marques Brownlee (a Model S owner) from inside the car, showing the mode being activated and the dual-motor Model 3 Performance taking a tight turn at the edge of grip, transitioning from entry understeer to exit oversteer.
Brownlee reckons that the lairy behaviour comes more easily to the Model 3 and its smaller dimensions than it does to his bigger, heavier Model S. We’d have to say it still doesn’t look tack-sharp on turn-in, but that could be down to plenty of other factors like weight or bad driving.
It’s expected that the mode will be issued as an over-the-airwaves update when it’s fully ready.