Tesla Model S P90D news: reasonably priced Ludicrous Mode makes for a new 10-second supercar


Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk recently revealed that flagship car Tesla Model S will be faster than ever with the addition of “Ludicrous Mode” for P90D units.

This means that the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles-per-hour in just 2.8 seconds, less time compared to P85D which is quoted to have the same acceleration but in 3.2 seconds. Making the latest model 20 percent faster than its predecessor, the mode also enables the car to have a mile range of 10.9 seconds and can achieve 1.1g during acceleration.

The horsepower is upgraded from 691 to 762 with the 259hp coming from the front motor and the rest from the rear mounted one, and the top speed is electronically limited to 155 miles. P90D becomes the highest performing vehicle in the series while P90 has the longest range. Some reports say that this makes Tesla relatively cheaper compared to other supercars.

P90D will also have an upgraded 90kWh battery pack, putting the vehicle with the price tag of additional $10,000 for all the upgrades.

Owners of single motor Model S 85 and dual motor 85D and P85D also have the option to avail of 90kWh battery for $3,000 which can add up to 15 miles of range more or nearly five percent increase. When driving on a highway at a steady speed of 55mph, the car is said to have the ability to provide power for nearly 300 miles.

Additionally, if they want to put ludicrous mode on the existing P85D model, the upgrade and installation will cost $5,000 but without the new battery pack.

Moreover, Musk also announced that Tesla will offer rear-wheel-drive, 70kWh Model S for $5,000 less, retailing at $70,000 reportedly making it the most affordable model so far with its good range and mileage capacity. The CEO further confirmed that a next generation Tesla Roadster will be made available in the next four years.

P90D ranges between the price of $70,000 and $118,000.