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Tesla Announces ‘Ludicrous Mode’ 2.8 sec, 10.9 1/4 mile

P85D Ludicrous Mode will go 0-60 in 2.8sec

As if the the P85D and its ‘Insane’ 691hp wasn’t enough, those crazy enough, errrr… rather, ‘Ludicrous’ enough were looking for more oomph, Tesla has just announced the addition of a ‘Ludicrous Mode’ for both the Tesla Model S and upcoming Model X.

The announcement came during today’s Tesla press conference which came as a surprise to the world via a tweet from Elon Musk.

Ludicrous Mode Upgrade Highlights

  • 1/4 mile: 10.9 seconds
  • 0 – 60mph: 2.8 seconds (3.2 for 10% heavier Model X)
  • Tech details:
    • 10% acceleration improvement (1.1Gs)
    • Car will draw 1500 Amps, but ‘Ludicrous Mode’ will only be available between 30-60mph due to traction limitation at lower speeds.
  • Upgrade cost for P85D:
    • New owners: $10,000
    • Existing owners: $5,000

>>>>> The science behind Ludicrous Speed. How does it work?

 

Tesla Ludicrous Speed upgrade

Model S Ludicrous Speed upgrade. [Source: Tesla Motors]

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