You might be wondering if you can do a burnout in your Tesla. You might have some old tires on your Tesla and are going to be replacing them soon so why not have some fun?
Remember that doing a burnout can wear out tires so you might not want to do it if you just got a new set of tires. Since your Tesla is not like a standard car doing a burnout is different on a Tesla than it is on a standard vehicle. So you might be asking yourself how do you do a burnout in your Tesla.
In this guide, I will be going over if you can do a burnout or a donut with a Tesla. If it is easy to do a burnout in a Tesla. I will also be going over the Drift Mode in the Tesla.
Can You Do a Burnout With a Tesla?
Yes, you can do a burnout with a Tesla. However, in order to do so you will have to do some modifications to your Tesla. Since your Tesla has an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Stability Control System, and Traction Control System, these prevent you from doing a burnout in your Tesla.
There is a way you can do a burnout in your Tesla, you will have to disable these systems by removing the brake system fuse in your Tesla. Keep in mind that when you remove the brake system fuse from your Tesla this is guaranteed to void your Tesla warranty.
This is something to keep in mind before you remove the brake system fuse, disabling your Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Stability Control System, and Traction Control System.
Another thing to consider is if you own a Tesla Performance Model 3 it has a feature called Track Mode V2 and you can set your Tesla up to do a burnout without having to pull out any brake system fuse.
Can You Do Donuts in A Tesla?
Yes, like with doing a burnout if you want to do a donut in your Tesla you will have to modify your Tesla. You will have to disable the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Stability Control System, and Traction Control System, by removing the brake system fuse.
As stated above, removing the brake system fuse will void the warranty on your Tesla. Once the brake system fuse is removed this will allow you to do performance tricks in your Tesla, and that means a donut as well.
If you own the Tesla Performance Model 3 there is a Track Mode V2 feature that allows you to set up your Tesla to do performance tricks. This means you can do a donut in your Tesla Performance Model 3 without having to remove any electrical fuses.
Is it Easy to Do a Burnout in a Tesla?
You will have to modify your Tesla by removing the brake system fuse that disabled the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Stability Control System, and Traction Control System. Once the brake system fuse is removed you should be able to perform a burnout.
So is it easy? If you know what you are doing and are willing to remove the brake system fuse, then yes it is easy to do a burnout. Once the brake system is removed you should be able to do performance tricks as well as other high-performance vehicles.
Is it Bad to Do a Burnout in a Tesla?
Yes, there are a few reasons why doing a burnout on your Tesla is bad. One of the first reasons is you will have to modify your Tesla if you want to do any performance tricks like a burnout or donut.
If you modify your Tesla to do performance tricks by removing the braking system fuse, this will void the warranty on your Tesla. That means if your Tesla breaks down due to you removing your braking system fuse, your warranty may not cover it and you will have to pay for the repairs yourself.
The second reason why doing a burnout in your Tesla can be bad for the vehicle is the tire. Doing a burnout in any vehicle can do damage to the tires since doing a burnout requires the tires to spin while the vehicle is stopped; this will wear the tires out a lot faster.
Tesla tires are expensive, they have a top on the line acoustic tires designed to reduce the road noise. Which also means that they cost up to a few hundred dollars per tire. That is not something you want to waste by doing some burnouts in a parking lot.
Unless you already need to replace your tires I would advise not to attempt a burnout in your Tesla, just for the tire cost alone.
The third reason is that in most places doing a burnout is still considered a street racing trick. In most places, street racing is an illegal activity, and if a police officer sees you doing a burnout there could be legal issues.
If you do get caught by a police officer while doing a burning, there is a chance you could get a ticket. In the worst-case scenario, you could also get taken to the station. So unless you want to face some legal issues doing a burnout might not be worth it.
Another reason is if you are not familiar with the engineering design of your Tesla, there is a high chance that you disable the wrong fuse.
You could possibly mess with your Tesla electrical system, causing damage to your Tesla. Damage that you can not repair yourself and will need to take your Tesla to a professional for repairs.
I also doubt your warranty will cover this since you were the one who pulled out the fuse. Meaning having to pay for the repairs yourself which can be expensive. On top of all of these reasons, there is also a chance that you can get hurt.
This is a performance trick, since you are accelerating while pressing the brake there is a chance of your foot slipping and you lunging the car forward uncontrollably at a high speed. This could lead to injury to you or others and in some cases death.
Does Tesla Have Drift Mode?
Yes, however, it is only in the Tesla Performance Model 3. And the feature is called Track Mode V2, which allows drivers to customize the handling on your Tela Performance Model 3.
With the Track Mode V2 on your Tesla Performance Model 3 you can fine-tune your vehicle’s performance allowing you to drift in your Tesla. This will also allow you to do performance tricks in your Tesla as well, such as donuts and burnouts.
What is Drift Mode Tesla?
Drift Mode is called Track Mode V2 in the Tesla Performance Model 3, this allows you to do performance tricks in your Tesla.
With the Track Mode V3, you can customize your Tesla to your own preference. You can adjust the handling balance, the stability assistance, and regen braking. All settings you can personalize to your liking when wanting to do a performance trick.
Whether you want to do a lap around the track, a performance trick, or even to help learn better car control the Track Mode V2 will allow you to adjust your Teslas settings based on what you want to do.
The Track Mode V2 was introduced to the Tesla Performance Model 3 as an update, so you should have received that update if you own a Tesla Performance Model 3.
How to Put Tesla in Drift Mode?
If you own a Tesla Performance Model 3 you have a feature called the Track Mode V2 that will allow you to do performance-style tricks on your Tesla.
That does include drifting, users might call this Drift Mode but it is called the Tack Mode V2 and it is a feature that is only in the Tesla Performance Model 3. As previously stated the Track Mode V2 was introduced in an update and is pretty easy to enable on your Tesla Performance Model 3.
On the touchscreen in your Tesla select Driving, then go into the Track Mode Settings. There you can adjust your car’s settings to your own preference on what you want to achieve in your Tesla.
My Final Thoughts
If you are wanting to do performance tricks in your Tesla you should get the Tesla Performance Model 3, that way you have a Tesla that is made for performance.
It has a feature called the Track Mode V2 that allows you to adjust the setting on your car to do performance tricks like drifting, burnouts, and donuts. If you do not own a Tesla Performance Model 3, there is a way you can do a burnout and donut by modifying your Tesla and removing the braking system fuse.
However, this modification can void the warranty on your Tesla so do keep that in mind. Also, consider the risk of performing a burnout and donut in your Tesla does come with some risk to your vehicle.