Tesla has been continuously expanding their product lineup with newer and better cars all the time.
The next generation models to join the lot are the Model S and the Model S P100D editions.
Priced at £114,200 and £117,200 respectively in the UK region, these cars promise better performance and increased mile range made possible by powerful batteries. With such improved components under the hood, the Model P100D version can easily go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.5 seconds. Similar to many other announcements in the past, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter and announced that they are about to bring a P100D Ludicrous Easter Egg variant which will unlock the full performance of the car.
The one that’s about to get launched will not be unlocked to its full potential. But, if we are to go by the announcement made by Musk, it seems they might unlock the ludicrous edition with a software update in the future. All these updates are over the air, thanks to technology that allows automobile manufacturers to tweak their models at a later point of time. We have come a long way in terms of technology as cars are no longer mechanical components but make use of a major share of software to run efficiently besides staying connected at all times.
Talking about the new P100D models, Musk said, “there are only two cars in the market that can reach 60 in less than 2.5 seconds. They are the Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari. They can actually beat a McLaren F1, a groundbreaking accomplishment without doubts. And, with the newest updates, the fastest car that people can buy now is going to be electric. Gasoline cars may be a thing of the past when electric models are capable of delivering groundbreaking performance and going beyond the benchmarks set by conventional models.
“Producing these fast cars is no easy task as there are plenty of challenges we go through. Initially, the numbers will be limited. It’s an efficient and safe approach to introducing the fastest edition of the Model S and Model X to the general consumers,” he added.
The existing P90D model uses a 90 kWh battery while the new P100D will use 100kWh battery. It not only increases its performance but also contributes to an increased mileage of 381 miles. The Model X with the same battery can reach 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and run 337 miles on a single charge. Tesla offers less expensive Model S and X 60D variants as well for those who like to step into the electric segment without spending a fortune.