Tesla has released a new hardware package for the popular Model 3 called the ‘Model 3 Track Package’. It costs $5,500 (including installation) and features a host of performance-enhancing upgrades.
There have been countless attempts, especially by YouTubers and social media stars who have wanted to upgrade their Model 3s for track use. Only a few days ago we told you about a modified Model 3 which was almost as capable on a track as the McLaren F1. With this in mind, plus the fact that this was rumoured since a leak of a parts catalogue last year, it’s no surprise that Tesla has taken the dive and produced their own equipment.
Tesla describes the package on their website as the following:
“Optimize the track performance of your Performance Upgrade Model 3. Track Package is a complete hardware package designed to give you maximum cornering force, braking performance and high-speed stability for the best lap times.”
The upgrades include “track-focused brake fluid, high-performance brake pads and 20″ Zero-G Performance Wheels.” The wheels look almost Alfa Romeo in design. See them below.
The full list of upgrades is as follows:
- 4 x 20″ X 9″ Zero-G Performance wheels
- 4 x Tesla logo centre caps
- 20 x Lug nut covers
- 4 x 245/35ZR20 XL Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
- 4 x tire pressure sensors
- 1 x front and rear high-performance brake pads
- 1 x track-focused brake fluid
While these upgrades will certainly increase your lap times, the Elon Musk-owned company warns that the change in wheels and tyres will affect the range of the vehicle on the road. It is also “only compatible with Model 3 Performance Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive with the Performance Upgrade”.
The package will start shipping during April, but Tesla has already invited a group of social media stars to come and test it out. Check out the video below:
During the videos, we also get a quick look at the car’s new Track Mode, which will allow almost complete control over the balance of the car, the stability controls, and regen settings. It will also now let you video your driving via the cameras mounted around the car. We don’t know when this is going to be released to the public.