Tesla seemed surrounded by competitors this year, with names like Porsche gearing up to make their case. Yet, Elon Musk’s company proved itself once again, by launching a car that is third fastest one in the world, the Model S P100D #automagic
The latest model in the Tesla S series can go from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, meaning it leaves behind every other vehicle in the world with the exception of supercars Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder. That’s not a bad performance at all, considering Tesla’s car is all electric and costs hundreds of thousands of dollars less.
To what do we owe the pleasure? Tesla’s new 100kWh battery option with a completely redone cooling architecture. This baby enables the Model S with Ludicrous Mode option and the Model X, which can now go faster, too, from 0-60MPH in 3.2 seconds to 2.9 seconds. Tesla Model S can also deliver more range, about 315 miles from 294 miles.
Orders have begun and the motor company will start deliveries next month, as production begins manufacturing 200 battery packs. The Model S series will begin price from $66,000 to $134,500 for the P100D, while the Model X prices will range between $74,000 to $135,500 (with Ludicrous Mode). If you already own a P90D car with Ludicrous Mode, don’t cry yet; for $20.000, you can acquire the new, powerful battery pack.