One of the cool things about electric motors is that they are fairly easy to upgrade and make more powerful, at least compared to an internal combustion engine. Exploiting this advantage Tesla keeps surprising fans with more potent drivetrain options, with the latest being the P100D 100 kWh pack which delivers hyper car performance.
We don’t know of any electric car buyer who would get into the P90D and experience its Ludicrous mode, and emerge from the experience wishing the car was a bit more powerful. But if just for bragging rights Tesla has come up with this P100D pack with Ludicrous mode which they say makes the Model S the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, boasting a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, and the Model X the world’s quickest SUV with a time of 2.9 seconds.
Those figures are going to make every hyper car owner fidget uncomfortably in their seats. The only thing that they can take solace in is that their cars don’t have to stop and get recharged for a few hours after covering a couple hundred miles. Yep, the issue of the range and long charging time is still the biggest drawback of these cars. But it has to said, Tesla P100D models do rather good in that aspect relative to the performance they deliver. The Model S has a claimed range of 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 km on the EU cycle, while the Model X can manage 289 miles EPA estimated and 542 km EU.
So if you have already ordered a P90D, well, don’t be sad because Tesla is good enough to let you upgrade if you want to P100D for $10,000 before you take delivery. The upgrade for P90D Ludicrous models will cost $20,000.