Tesla Model 3 drifting on the race track.

Yes, a Tesla Model 3 can drift too, watch how it does the thing!

Everyone knows that Teslas are super quick in a straight line due to the instant torque they can push to the wheels but ‘drifting’ is another thing, it’s more about agility and the driver’s skills than 0-60 acceleration.

Watching ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ almost 13 years ago was a thrilling experience and being in my early 20s that was even inspiring, there were no significant signs of Tesla and EVs at the time, it was the peak of the ICE age!

Now Tesla Model 3 can be turned into a fun drifting machine but it takes a good level of technical knowledge, a safe and controlled environment and disabling some safety and stability control features on the car — Out of Spec Motoring and i1Tesla from YouTube showed us how to do that exactly.

Caution: Safety is always first, disabling safety features and removing sensors, etc. can void your warranty with Tesla Inc. and in case of damage or accident, you might face a hard time getting insurance for your car.

List of Safety and Stability Features Disabled

  • ABS (anti-lock braking system)
  • Traction Control
  • Regenerative Braking
  • Automative Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • Steering Assist (steering may require increased effort)
Tesla Model 3 Drifting: Center touchscreen showing list of safety and stability features disabled as caution.
Tesla Model 3 Drifting: Center touchscreen showing list of safety and stability features disabled as caution.

Yeah, it was real fun and its more fun when done properly like the guys drifted their Model 3 cars on a private race track, as we said earlier safety first.

Besides drifting, Tesla Model 3 is esatablising its name in the drag racing world, most recently it went to the drag strip against a Jeep Trackhawk, Dodge Viper, Camaro SS and Charger Hellcat and some results are surprising to the modified car enthusiasts seeing how a stock Model 3 Performance beat the hell out of these beasts.

Also Ex Ferrari Chief Driver ‘Dario Benuzzi’ thinks that the Tesla Model 3 is an overall great package of a car and on the other hand the Model 3 defeated the muscular Ferrari F12 Berlinetta in a drag race.

We heard from our Italian friends that Ferrari was not happy with Mr. Benuzzi when a blog post appeared on Italian blog wrongfully saying that Mr. Benuzzi owned a Tesla himself, this blogger took our article and made up a story — moral: Ferrai does think Tesla as a competitor.

Ligthed 'T' for Tesla Model 3 by EVANNEX

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Iqtidar Ali
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Iqtidar Ali reports on the latest happenings at Tesla and Electric Vehicle forefront. With over 1 decade of experience in website development, he's our IT resource as well.

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