Tesla Model 3 Goes ‘Ludicrous’: A New Chapter in EV Performance

Key Takeaways

  • Leaked Tesla Model 3 "Ludicrous" images spark excitement, featuring upgrades and a red colorway, amid April 1 skepticism.
  • The Model 3 "Ludicrous" might boast 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds with new wheels, brake calipers, and a carbon spoiler, hinting at major performance enhancements.
  • Tesla's Model 3 Ludicrous launch might be unveiled soon to boost Q2 sales.

Anticipation for the Tesla Model 3 “Ludicrous” grows as images of the performance vehicle emerge on X. 

Any statement or news that breaks in the early hours of April 1 has to be scrutinized, but this appears to be foolproof.

Is it New Tesla or an April 1 Joke?

X user @BooDev uploaded high-quality images of the new electric vehicle (EV). In those, the alleged Tesla M3 looks resplendent in a striking red colorway, with an updated front fascia style and a “Ludicrous” emblem on the rear.

Further details on the M3 were revealed as new wheels with red brake calipers and a carbon fiber spoiler.


With the full specs yet to be unveiled, there has been plenty of interest in the leaks over the last 24 hours. Those appear to have emanated from a Tesla showroom in Malibu, California, where a private event was held to showcase the new models.

Another X post from China-based influencer Chris Zheng, who is usually quick to add his perspective on all things Tesla, further enhanced the integrity of the updates.

What’s Inside New Alleged Tesla?

An indication of the new M3’s acceleration capability has been given. It can reportedly reach 0-60mph in just 2.9 seconds, compared to the Tesla Model 3 Long Range. The latest moves 0-60 in 4.2 seconds, and the previous Tesla Model 3 Performance recorded the same movement in 3.1 seconds.

Elon Musk’s firm has been rumored to introduce further changes in the new releases, including active Suspension, automatic shifting between D and R (forward and reverse) modes, and sporty performance seats.

The timing of the official Tesla Model 3 Ludicrous launch appears to be a deliberate ploy to boost sales into the second quarter. The company might seek to take advantage of consumer and media interest.

Tesla has adjusted its growth expectations for the current year, with a slower period of gains anticipated. Still, it will utilize the M3 release as a marker of its standing within the EV industry and its evolving innovation.