Track mode is coming to the Tesla Model Y Performance, and it looks like it’s for real this time. Elon Musk reiterated the Model Y runway mode over the weekend.
In 2020, Musk said track mode would come out for the Tesla Model Y, but it hasn’t rolled out to the vehicle yet. The Tesla CEO has admitted that track mode for the Model Y isn’t as easy as it looks when responding to a Twitter follower. Track mode is available on the Tesla Model 3 Performance and Model S Plaid.
Track Mode V2 appears to be the version available on the Model 3 Performance and Model S Plaid. The Tesla Model 3 received Track Mode V2 in 2020. Tesla rolled out Track Mode to the Model S Plaid earlier this year in January.
Tesla has released the V2 track model with a few preset profiles to show drivers how they can customize their vehicles for the track. Below are some of the highlights of Track Mode V2.
Personalization of vehicle driving
- Handling balance: Shift the motor bias from 100% front to 100% rear, adjust the amount of torque sent to each motor for different understeer or oversteer behaviors, and initiate rotation and hold angle slippage.
- Help with stability: Choose the level at which the stability control systems help control your car – from all stability systems on to off for full driver control.
- Regenerative braking: Adjust the deceleration provided by the motors and base brakes of the car. The deceleration setting impacts the physical braking force needed to slow the vehicle, but also allows drivers to initiate rotation of their car using the accelerator pedal.
Real-time status monitoring
- Optimal vehicle cooling: Post-ride cooling and compressor overclocking extend track sessions by compensating for the higher temperatures generated by sustained high-speed riding. Access post-drive cooling and compressor overclocking from the track mode settings.
- Vehicle condition: Get a detailed look at vehicle and subsystem temperatures on Model 3’s touchscreen. Track mode uses real-time patterns to display battery, brakes, engine temperatures, and fuel usage. tires.
- G-meter: Tesla’s G-Meter will automatically track and record maximum lateral and longitudinal accelerations. To view the G-meter, navigate to the Maps area of the touch screen.
- Stopwatch: The touchscreen map now displays a Lap Timer. Follow the instructions to place a start/finish pin on the map. After each lap, the Lap Timer will display the duration of your last lap. It also displays the times associated with the previous and best laps of the driving session.
- Video recording and telemetry data: Video and telemetry data is now downloadable to a USB drive so drivers can track and share their performance. Data is stored in a .CSV file and includes lap times, acceleration, deceleration, G-meter, vehicle thermals and tire usage. To save data, plug in a USB flash drive with a folder named TeslaTrackMode. When ‘Save Dashcam for Lap’ is enabled, Track mode stores a video of each lap of a driving session while using the stopwatch.