Tesla Model 3 Ludicrous Debut Imminent

Tesla Model 3 Ludicrous Debut Imminent

Tesla could pull the wraps off of its latest high-performance sedan tonight and here’s what we’re expecting

  • Tesla appears to be preparing a surprise unveiling of a new model tonight which many suspect to be the new Model 3 Ludicrous.
  • Leaks suggest the Model 3 Ludicrous will retain a dual-motor setup but surpass 600 horsepower, potentially due to a shared rear motor with the Model S.
  • It is expected to have unique bucket seats, various driving modes, adaptive suspension, and special wheels, along with its signature “Ludicrous” badge.

The Tesla Cybertruck might get all of the press but the Model 3 might be about to steal some thunder. If sightings are to be believed, Tesla is about to host a somewhat surprise unveiling of the Model 3 Ludicrous (M3L for short). Here’s what we know about that event and the performance sedan that’ll come from it.

The Model 3 Ludicrous has been somewhat of an open secret for some time. For the most part, everything we’ve learned has come from sightings and code breakdowns. Today’s news is much the same, but there’s at least one big difference: several cars have shown up at the same location, including what appears to be the personal Cybertruck of Franz Von Holzhausen, the lead designer at Tesla.

Early in the wee hours of April 1, a poster to X showed a group of covered Model 3s lined up at a Tesla building. Then, this afternoon, another poster found a similar spot. This time though, the Model 3 Ludicrous, including its notable badge, was uncovered. That’s the same spot where Von Holzhausen’s Cybertruck was too.

This indicates that Tesla could pull the wraps off of this new performance version of the Model 3 at any time — possibly even tonight. When it does happen, we expect Tesla to stick with its dual-motor setup for the sedan. At the same time, it’s likely that it’ll make somewhere north of 600 horsepower.

That idea comes from the fact that leaks appear to show the M3L will get the same 4D2 rear motor as the Model S. If true, it could make a total of 618 horsepower (460 kW). That’s significantly more than even the top version of the BMW M3 which makes 543 hp (404 kW). Granted, the Tesla will weigh more but it should make for an interesting comparison if the leaks are right.

What seems all but confirmed is that the Model 3 Ludicrous will get unique bucket seats, various driving modes, adaptive suspension, unique wheels, and of course, a Ludicrous badge at the back.

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