Hmm interesting... Yah that would make sense because they'll need to justify such a gap in the price...
For another car manufacture I would not doubt this but for Tesla, I find it but too much to implement major changes to improve the S and X in the mist of releasing soo many M3... But they'll probably update newer model S and X with their new autopilot sensors down the line so maybe then they'll add other features not included in the 3 to differentiate them...
for myself, looking at a car with a base $35k price, I can not imagine the ROI on Ludicrous. I am sure there are some looking to make their 3 price out above a standard S/X and have it really kickass, but there are a lot of features I would want well before the cost of Ludicrous Mode.
For example, on the S, going from the standard RWD $71,500 base to Ludicrous the price increases $48,000 for a total of $119,500 before any other option is added. A 67.1% increase.
Using that same percentage on the $35k base, would put a PxxD Ludicrous Model 3 at $59,320, $24,320 above the base.... But it seems the general consensus on add-on prices will be about 75% of the existing model's add-on prices, which would be an add of $35,520 making the price $70,520... plus some upgraded paint, leather, interior, wheels, roof, AP, SC, etc and it is above $80k.
I'd rather have the other upgrades, not be the quickest off the line and pay in the mid $40s
I live in a major metropolitan area. I feel really lucky if I get to drive my car faster than 45 MPH. Having Ludicrous Mode will not benefit me at all. It is a super cool feature for those who have the ability to use it.