Submitted by thorbjorn on 10. März 2017
It's awesome that Tesla is making beautiful, fast, RWD cars - and soon even an affordable one (which I've recently reserved). It does however feel like a bit of a waste that the available traction control settings makes it difficult, if not impossible to make the tail slide (in safe environments of course).
I recently test drove a new Model S, and as far as I can figure out, disabling traction control was only possible at very low speeds. The almost complete lack of youtube videos of one drifting (basically one video of some japanese guy who obviously modified the car or at least pulled some fuses) seem to confirm this issue.
Is there by any chance any Tesla officials that can say anything about any plans to do anything about this? If you look to BMW or Porsche, you have the ability to both enable a partial traction control that allows for some wheel slip, or turn it off alltogether. Why not on Tesla? I'm sure doing something about this would convince a number of naysayers that are still looking to the brands mentioned above.