Tesla Motors, the world's foremost manufacturer of electric vehicles has finally announced the fastest all-electric supercar, the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode. The P100D is essentially an updated battery pack with a 100 kilowatt-hour rating that can be added to the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X. And how fast it is? Well, according to Tesla, the P100D can do 0-100 kmph in mere 2.5 seconds in the Model S sedan and 2.9 seconds in the Model X CUV!
The 100kwh battery pack is not just a software update, but is a whole new component which replaces the current battery pack of 90kwh. The new 100kwh battery pack will be available only with the dual-motor, all-wheel drive layout and Ludicrous Mode. While Tesla says that there are a couple of hypercars that can beat the Model S P100D in a straight-out, all of them are limited run models as compared to Tesla's widely available beast.
The new battery pack is also a better energy saver and can travel an estimate of 507 km in the Environmental Protection Agency’s test, or 613 km under the different New European Driving Cycle evaluation. Other than the badges of P100D, both the Model S and the Model X looks exactly the same as the P90, P90D all-electric sedans and Model X CUV.
The Tesla Model S P100D is priced for $134,500 for the Model S and $135,500 for the Model X. If you are already an owner of the P90D with the Ludicrous Mode on order, you can upgrade the battery pack for $10, 000. Else, be ready to pay a hefty $20,000 for the fastest accelerating machine. Deliveries to open from September 2016.