The Tesla Model S is now available in top-of-the-line P90D trim, and this 762-horsepower marvel can sprint from 0-100 km/h in just three seconds flat – almost as fast as some of the world’s top supercars like the Bugatti Veyron and Porsche 918 Spyder (2.6 seconds).
The Model S P90D edges those competitors in three key aspects, however: 1. it’s a practical, four-door sedan; 2. it is fully electric and emission-free; 3. the price is way more affordable.
How can the newest Tesla pull off such a feat? Credit goes to the optional Speed Upgrade which company CEO Elon Musk nicknamed ‘Ludicrous’ and is only available with the P85D model. It commands an extra $11,300 over the latter, pushing the price up to $136,000 plus $1,300 of destination and regulatory charges. The new mode also allows the car to reach its 250 km/h top speed about 20% sooner.
According to Carscoop, current Tesla Model S P85D owners can have the Ludicrous Speed Upgrade retrofitted to their car for approximately $5,000, provided they also select the new, larger 90kWh battery.
Musk has confirmed that a similar option will be offered with the upcoming Model X crossover.