Say hello to the fastest accelerating production car in the world: the new 2017 Tesla Model S P100D. Powered by a 100 kWh battery, this new model basically outruns almost every production car there is in the race to 60 mph -- except when pitted against LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
Having the capability to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, the new Tesla Model S (P100D with Ludicrous mode, in particular), is a true production that is widely available. Add that to the fact that the four-door all-electric car could comfortably accommodate five adults and two children while still having more than enough space for cargo.
Now compare that to quicker units like LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder – these hypercars were produced in a limited number for a limited period of time. In addition, LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder are both smaller than the Model S P100D, able to accommodate only two people and could only load little amount of cargo.
Thanks to its 100 kWh battery pack, the new Tesla Model S P100D boasts of being able to travel up to 315 miles on the EPA cycle (613 km on the EU cycle) on a single. This means that the new Model is the first EV able to go beyond 300 miles, making it the longest range production electric vehicle so far. The new Tesla Model S P100D has a starting price of $134,500.
On the other hand, Tesla’s 100 kWh battery pack has also boosted the claim of the Tesla Model X (P100D with Ludicrous mode) as the fastest accelerating SUV. Having the capacity to accommodate up to seven adults, the Tesla Model X P100D pure electric SUV could dash from zero to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. It could travel up to 289 miles on the EPA cycle (542 km on the EU cycle) before needing to recharge its empty battery. The Tesla Model X P100D comes with a starting price of $135,500.
When customers do need to recharge their Model S or Model while away from home, they could do so thanks to the Tesla Supercharger network that allows them to do so for free.
Customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous (either Model S or Model X), but have yet to receive their EVs are given the chance to upgrade their units to the 100 kWh battery pack for an additional $10,000. However, current P90D Ludicrous owners are also provided the option to upgrade to the 100 kWh pack. This will cost them $20,000 – instead of $10,000 -- since the 90 kWh battery pack on their P90D Ludicrous units has to be replaced and recycled. Any upgrade will provide owners of the Tesla Model S and Model X P90D Ludicrous the power for quicker acceleration as well as the more impressive range for their long-distance trips.