The Tesla Model S battery has been upgraded to a 100 kWh power pack now, achieves the 0-100 km/hr sprint in an astonishing 2.5 seconds only. Tesla’s Model X will also be receiving a similar revamp in power.
Tesla Motors, known for its innovative and unique products, have now revamped their 4-door electric saloon, the Model S. The company has revised the engine and pumped it up to 100 kWh, which will now be available on the top-end P100 D in Ludicrous mode.
Apart from the Model S, the Model X from the company will also be equipped with a similar battery pack. While the Model S P100 D in Ludicrous mode bolts from 0-100 km/hr in an astonishing 2.5 seconds, the Model X P100 D is a tiny bit slower and makes the cut in 2.9 seconds, which is not less by any standards. Expected running range are 507 km and 465 km respectively for the Model S and Model X.
The Tesla Model S P100 D with Ludicrous mode will come at an introductory price of $1,34,000. Customers of the P90 D (90 kWh battery) with Ludicrous mode are also given the option to switch to the 100 kWh battery pack. For buyers who have ordered the P90 D with Ludicrous mode for delivery, an extra of $10,000 will earn their car the new pack while the ones who already own a P90 D will need to pay an extra $20,000 to make the change.
The test figures obtained for the Model S, now makes it the third fastest car in the world. It runs the race behind two of the industry’s biggest names, Ferrari and Porsche. Both the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder are hypercars that are produced on a limited scale and have already been sold out. This means that the fastest production car on sale, could be the Tesla Model S.
Tesla Model S P100 D
– The top-end Model S, P100 D in Ludicrous mode, will now use a 100 kWh battery pack
– It has a mind-boggling acceleration from 0 to 100 km/hr that takes just 2.5 seconds
– It is just a whisker behind the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder in performance figures
– Customers who have ordered the P90 D can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack by spending an extra $10,000
– Customers who already own a Tesla Model S P90 D must shed up to $20,000 for replacing with the new P100 D