Tesla Update Adds Two Easter Eggs, One Allows Toggling Between Vehicle Types

With Easter a not so very distant memory now (or something to look forward to, depending on your confession), the latest firmware update from Tesla included a pair of so-called Easter eggs - useless features that are there just because they're fun.
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Given the simple way a Tesla car receives these updates, it's very convenient to go to sleep thinking you know everything about your car, and waking up only to find a host of new things that have downloaded overnight. It's like that thing we used to believe when we were little - that if you sleep with a book under your pillow you'll learn everything there's in it - actually became true.

Elon Musk took to Twitter (what else is new?) to announce one of these two hidden features, saying that by pulling the Autopilot stalk four times in quick succession, you'll get a cool new graphics for the road your Tesla avatar on the screen is driving on. It should have come with an epileptic warning because the plain-looking digital lane turns into a psychedelic rainbow road that I would be very disappointed if it didn't have a pot of gold at the end.

The second one appears to be more serious, even though in reality its effects are even less dramatic. By holding down the "T" in the top-center of the screen, a small window appears, prompting you to enter an access code. By typing in "performance," a menu shows up in your "About Your Tesla" screen which allows you to choose between various vehicle models.

In other words, if you broke the bank and spent big on a Ludicrous Model X P90D, you'll be able to transform it into a 75D, even though we fail to see why you - or anybody else - would ever want to do that. And as the people at Teslarati found out, it has no real implications. And how could it, when the switch could be made the other way around too? "Bought a Model S 85D? No problem, with just the click of a few buttons, we can turn it into a P90D." Tesla may be working wonders, but it still has to obey the same laws of physics as the rest of us.

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