Tesla is proud to announce that its Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is one of the fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5* seconds. For comparison, the 2014 Porsche 918 has a 0-60 mph time of 2.3 seconds.
Technically, Model S P100D takes the third place. However, Tesla underlines that both the LaFerrari ($1.4 million) and the Porsche 918 Spyder ($845,000) heading the list were limited run, million dollar vehicles and cannot be bought new. Besides, Tesla Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity while LaFerrari and Porsche are small two seaters with very little luggage space.
The price for Tesla Model S P100D starts around $135,000. It is necessary to mention that while there are only two cars that faster than the P100D, the list of cars that the Tesla is quicker is quite long.
Tesla Model S P100D is the first to go beyond 300 miles and the longest range production electric vehicle due to the 100 kWh battery that increases range considerably to an estimated 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 km on the EU cycle.
According to Tesla, its Model X, the world’s quickest SUV so far, also has larger battery pack, which makes it even faster. The car is also a pure electric SUV and has seats for seven adults. Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode accelerates to 60 mph in 2.9* seconds and travels up to 289 miles EPA estimated and 542 km EU on a single charge.
“Model S and Model X are engineered to be the safest cars on the road and to have the highest ratings from NHTSA. Both have access to the Tesla Supercharger network for the freedom to travel long distance for free. And every Tesla will improve over time with free over the air upgrades”, Tesla says in its blog.
Good news! Those, who have already ordered a P90D Ludicrous but haven’t taken delivery so far, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. At the same time, the upgrade will cost $20,000 for those who already own P90D Ludicrous as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled.
Logic suggests that the world’s fastest vehicle can not be cheap. But Tesla reminds that the development of smaller, more affordable Model 3 will only be possible if there are those who are willing to buy the expensive Model S and X. Every single sale draws the moment of Tesla Model 3 launch near.