Tesla has announced the introduction of a new version of the Model S, the P100D, which is now officially the quickest production car in the world that is currently on sale.
Tesla has announced the introduction of a new version of the Model S, the P100D, which is now officially the quickest production car in the world that is currently on sale. With a 0-60 mph time of an insane 2.5 seconds, the Model S P100D is the third fastest production car ever produced, but the quickest one that you can actually buy new today. The Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder were faster, but you can’t buy a new one.
The Model S P100D also nabs the title as the longest range production electric vehicle thanks to its new 100 kWh battery that increases its driving range to 315 miles. If you recently order a Model S P90D Ludicrous, but haven’t received it yet, you have the opportunity to upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can also upgrade to a 100 kWh pack, but for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled.
For Model X buyers, the larger battery pack is also available on the Model X. The Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode reaches 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and travels up to 289 miles on a single charge.