Tesla Model 3

Tesla Model 3

Via his preferred medium of Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the Model 3 will get a Ludicrous mode option, similar to the Model S and X.

Ludicrous Mode Will Be Offered On Tesla Model 3

Ludicrous Mode Will Be Offered On Tesla Model 3

At the Model 3 unveiling, Musk stated that a Model 3 will be able to dash from 0 to 60 mph in under 6 seconds. It's unknown how much added potential will be provided with Ludicrous mode, but we assume a number under 4 seconds sounds about right.

Today's Ludicrous upgrade is rather pricey on the Model S and X (up to $10,000), but we'd expect it to be a fair bit cheaper on the 3. If Ludicrous mode costs say $5,000 on the 3 and that drops the 0 to 60 mph time by a second or more down into mid 3s from a theoretical "premium trim" level slotted above the base, would you fancy this option?

As we all know by now, Ludicrous mode basically allows the S and X to whoop any other car on the track, even a Ferrari.

Editor's note (Apr. 30): An earlier version of this story mis-stated the estimated base 0-60 time of the Model 3, and has now been updated.