After finding clues in the ‘upgrade’ section of Model 3 owners’ vehicle profiles on the official site, it’s now rumoured that Tesla will be announcing a paid ‘Acceleration Boost’ for the simple sedan.
Initially it was believed that this upgrade would only be available on the Model 3 Dual Motor AWD, but since then a moderator from a Tesla Model 3 Facebook group has found that Standard Range+ and Long-Range Rear-Wheel Drive variants will also have the boost available to them.
“This is on our SR+ without FSD account page. Our AWD with FSD doesn’t show this page because there aren’t any more ‘upgrades’ at this time,” says Mark Gillund on the group alongside this image:
The Long Range RWD variant may also be able to accept this upgrade with owners exclaiming that they too are seeing clues on their accounts, but so far mid-range RWD Model 3 owners haven’t had such luck.
With this upgrade, Model 3s which aren’t kitted out with the pleasing carbon fibre spoiler and other accents that come with buying the Performance variant, may still be able to gain a similar performance but without the looks. For some, this may be an interesting proposal. However, the performance increase of this boost is unknown, as is its overall effect on the performance of the car. Does it increase acceleration, or just give access to a more potent launch control setup? The pricing is also unknown, but reports guess that this upgrade will cost around $200.
A Tesla Model 3 Performance can reach 60mph in just 2.9 seconds according to DragTimes, so we’ll be very interested if the upgrade can match anything like that time. We don’t know when this update will be available, so hang around and we’ll let you know as soon as we find out.