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Will there be a ludicrous mode option?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by GadgetGeek407, Aug 15, 2017.

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  1. GadgetGeek407

    GadgetGeek407 Member

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    Another words will there be a ludicrous mode option later? I am in Florida my delivery date is January to March for 310 mile car however I want a faster option, should I wait or will this be available via software?
     
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    #2 Troy, Aug 15, 2017
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    Yes, the Performance version with Ludicrous mode was confirmed by Elon here. For production start date, a few months ago Elon said end of March 2018 here, but then more recently he said mid-2018 here.

    This won't be a software upgrade. The Model 3 P80D will have large motors in the front and rear. The Model 3 80D will have a smaller motor in the front. Also, the performance versions have a smart fuse that can output maximum power safely and quickly.

    Ludicrous mode and performance version are the same thing for a while now. Initially, when they first discovered the smart fuse, the P85D's that were sold until then, didn't have it. So they offered to retrofit Ludicrous mode for $5,000. This was a hardware retrofit. Since then, the performance versions come with the Ludicrous mode.

    The 0-60 time and the price of the Model 3 P80D are not released yet. My best guess is 3.1s and $74,000.

    By the way, the most likely scenario for federal tax credits is as follows. More details here.

    Optimistic Scenario (65% likely)
    • $7,500 for deliveries until Jun 30, 2018
    • $3,750 for deliveries until Dec 31, 2018
    • $1,875 for deliveries until Jun 30, 2019
     
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    I was under the impression that RWD had a larger motor in the back, AWD has two smaller motors, and Performance AWD has a large motor in back and small in front (at least on the Model S). Is this incorrect?
     
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    Kind of surprised the performance version of the car only involves motor changes (and power delivery). You'd think there would be stuff like suspension, wheels, tires, and cooling enhancements.
     
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    I don't know about all of that, but I believe there is a different fusible link and a different fuse or something in the Model S.
     
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    Yes, your version is correct. I mixed up the motor sizes.
     
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    Do you work for Tesla or something?
     

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