2018 Tesla Model 3 To Feature "Ludicrous Mode," CEO Says | Edmunds

2018 Tesla Model 3 To Feature "Ludicrous Mode," CEO Says


PALO ALTO, California — The 2018 Tesla Model 3 mainstream electric sedan will feature "ludicrous mode," an upgrade that is designed to appeal to performance-minded car shoppers.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed the availability of ludicrous mode on the Model 3 in a tweet on Saturday.

Musk was asked by one of his 3.8 million followers if the car would feature the tech option that lets drivers accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds in Tesla's Model S sedan and Model X SUV.

"Of course," Musk replied.

Pricing has not been announced for the option on the Model 3, but it is a $10,000 item on the other Tesla vehicles.

The $35,000 Model 3 begins arriving at Tesla stores in late 2017, targeting the BMW i3, Chevrolet Bolt EV and Nissan Leaf.

In other Model 3 developments, Musk also said that duplicate orders for the car will be canceled.

"Max of 2 will be delivered to any one person," he tweeted.

The rule is intended to prevent speculators from snapping up multiple vehicles.

Reservations for the Model 3 are said to be approaching 400,000.

Edmunds says: Car shoppers making long-range plans for the highly anticipated Model 3 have another extra-cost item to consider, one that will give the car an expected 10 percent improvement in acceleration over the standard setup.

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