Tesla Model 3 Drifting in the Snow Is Just How 2018 Should End

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Of all the car models new and old that made the headlines this year, the Tesla Model 3 is perhaps the defining vehicle of 2018.
The nameplate was at the center of attention ever since the start of 2018, when production issues caused by high demand nearly brought Tesla to its knees. Somehow, the company not only survived but also rebounded and is now, only a few months later, the undisputed leader of the industry in the electric car segment.

Despite its great overall performance in terms of sales, the Model 3 and its features remain the main target of an increasing number of detractors that cite issues ranging from the quality of the build to the car’s software itself.

But that doesn’t diminish what’s great about the model, and that’s mostly performance. The Model 3 comes packed with features and software meant to make the drivers' live easier and more comfortable, both on the road and on the track.

Back in November, Tesla released a very short video detailing how the Track Mode system works on the Model 3. The test run was conducted on dry tarmac, on a sunny track somewhere.

This week, the American carmaker released a new clip, showing a Model 3 doing some drifts on a snowy slope, on a makeshift circuit. Just as with the first video, this too lacks any sound.

Even shorter than the video shot on tarmac, this clip represents what 2018 was all about: the electric car becoming a reality, doing the same things any other normal car is capable of, with at least the same degree of prowess.

Never before in history, so many electric car models were shown over the course of a single year, never before such grandiose plans for a greener future were made by the industry, and never before so many electric cars were sold across the globe.

So enjoy watching the Model 3 leave its solitary mark in the snow as it did on the industry. From next year, it will be chased on the track and sales charts by an army of EVs.
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About the author: Daniel Patrascu
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Daniel loves writing (or so he claims), and he uses this skill to offer readers a "behind the scenes" look at the automotive industry. He also enjoys talking about space exploration and robots, because in his view the only way forward for humanity is away from this planet, in metal bodies.
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