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.
@vigneshraju of course— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 30, 2016