Tesla’s New Model S P100d Is Fastest Production Car On the Market
Tesla Model S. Photo: Tesla
The Bigger The better: Looking forward to 2017 , Tesla is also adding significant power and a bigger battery pack with a whopping 100 kWh replacing the predecessor pack which housed 90 kWh power storage as the most powerful available in the Model S sedan and Model X crossover SUV.
Going the distance: Tesla boast that the Model S P100D will give about 315 miles on the EPA’s driving cycle, compared to the P90D’s rated range of 270 miles. In a real-world scenario, Tesla’s don’t typically reach this distance without setting the cruise control to around 55 mph.
The extra oomph: The larger battery also adds a tad more power to the already speedy car acceleration.
In Ludicrous Mode, the Model S will scale 0 to 60 mph in just around 2.5 seconds.
The Model X P100D has a based benchmark at 289 miles of driving range and 2.9 seconds 0-60 in Ludicrous Mode, and for an extra 10,000 drivers who’ve already ordered a P90D with the Ludicrous Mode can upgrade their package to add a P100D battery pack.Current P90D Ludicrous Basic Mode owners can bring their cars in for a battery swap for around $20,000.
If didn’t opt for the upgradable Tesla, The Model S P100D is priced around $134,500, with Ludicrous Mode, while the equivalent Model X is peaks around a$1,000 more.