Tesla seems to be readying a series of mechanical upgrades to complement the ‘Track Mode’ in the Model 3 Performance.
A parts catalog picked by a user on Reddit indicates that Tesla will offer a ‘Track Mode Package’ for the Model 3 Performance that includes new tires, revised brakes and… a carbon fiber wheel cap.
The parts catalog reveals that Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires measuring 245/35 ZR20 at all four corners will be included in the Track Mode Package, and are said to be the same ones used by the new Tesla Roadster prototype and the Model S Plaid prototypes that are testing at the Nurburgring. As for the new brake pads, it doesn’t appear as though they will be complemented with larger discs or calipers.
The current Track Mode available at a press of the Model 3 Performance’s touchscreen does a remarkable job of amping up the car’s abilities through the corners and bumping up its regenerative braking capability at the same time. Electrek reports that some owners have complained about the brake pads quickly showing signs of fade when the car is driven hard on a track, although in our experience, on the street they do the job just fine.
Nonetheless, we’re sure Tesla fans will be happy to know that some mechanical upgrades are on the way. It remains to be seen if they will be offered exclusively as a factory option or if current Model 3 Performance owners will be able to purchase them individually.