Former F1 champion Nico Rosberg may have retired, but that hasn’t stopped him from pushing the Tesla Track Mode to its limits. To do so, he brought several Tesal vehicles to France’s Paul Ricard track and tested them both with and without Track Mode activated. Rosberg starts by testing the Tesla Model S P100D’s straight line performance before moving onto the Model 3. Read more for the video and additional information.
What is Track Mode? Well, Track Mode basically enables Tesla’s performance-oriented stability control and powertrain settings configured for track driving. It’s designed specifically for use on closed courses, and best activated only once you’re familiar with the track. With this disabled, Rosberg managed 1:06.750, but activated, he dropped the lap time down to 1:05.148 seconds.