Tesla Model 3 confirmed to get Ludicrous option

Elon Musk just says, 'of course' it will on Twitter.

Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model 3 / Image Credit: Sebastian Blanco / Autoblog
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The Tesla Model 3 is going to be – for now – the company's cheapest electric vehicle. That doesn't mean that you won't be able to rocket the $35,000 price on up to levels approaching the $70,000 base Model S. This is our assumption, anyway, given a new bit of information from Tesla CEO Elon Musk and what we know about Tesla's pricing structure today.

On Twitter, a Tesla fan from India named Vignesh Raju said that "Ludicrous mode is the best thing ever," and asked Musk directly, "Will the Model 3 have it too?" Musk's response? A simple, "of course." That "Of course," leaves a lot unsaid. Musk didn't get into details, for example, of how much this upgrade will cost (on the Model S and X, it's a cool $10,000) or what, exactly, the 3 will be able to do when Ludicrous mode is engaged. At the Model 3 reveal event, Musk promised that the upcoming, entry-level EV will be able to go from 0-60 in under six seconds. Just how much quicker Ludicrous Mode will make the 3 is a big unknown, but we think it's unlikely that Tesla will let the 3 beat the much-more-expensive Model S, which has a Ludicrous acceleration of 2.8 seconds. We've asked Tesla what the new Ludicrous 3 will be able to do, and at what cost, and will let you know if someone there is willing to spill the beans.

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