New Tesla Model S P100D Is Faster Than Gravity

Sixty mph is 88 feet per second and the acceleration due to gravity is 32 feet per second per second, so for every second you are falling you add 32 feet per second to your speed. Got it so far?
So how long does it take to get to 60 mph if you jump out of a plane (with a parachute, we hope) ……the answer 2.75 seconds. Imagine a car that accelerates faster than that and isn’t a $1 million hypercar.

Tesla has introduced The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode which is is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5* seconds. The two faster cars were the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder and were limited run, million dollar vehicles and cannot be bought new. While those cars are small with 2 seats and very little luggage space, the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has a front and a rear cargo area.

So how did they achieve this? The new 100 kWh battery supplies more electrons to the dual motors enabling this ferocious acceleration and at the same time increased range substantially to an estimated 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 km on the NEDC cycle, making it the first to go beyond 300 miles and the longest range production electric vehicle by far.

The larger battery pack is also available on the Model X, making the world’s quickest SUV even faster. 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 on the NEDC cycle on a single charge. The Model X can seat up to seven adults.

If you already have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery yet you can can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can also upgrade to a 100 kWh pack, but for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled.

While the P100D Ludicrous is obviously an expensive vehicle, Tesla needs this cash to help pay for the smaller and much more affordable Tesla Model 3 that is in development. Without customers willing to buy the expensive Model S and X, they surely wouldn’t be able to fund the smaller, more affordable Model 3 development.

Both the aforementioned supercars are way more expensive than the Tesla Model S P100D, which can be yours for around $135,000.

* Expected value using max power mode