ludicrous top speed test

We’ve seen plenty of Tesla Model S 0 to 60 mph acceleration tests, but we’ve rarely seen tests of the car’s top speed, which is advertised at 155 mph (250 km/h). So rarely, that I forgot that the speedometer actually turns red when approaching the top speed.

It’s probably due to the logistics of testing a vehicle at such speed, which can’t be done outside of a select few roads and tracks, but today we get to see a fun and quick test in all legality from AutoTopNL on the Autobahn.

AutoTopNL is using a 2016 Tesla Model S P90D on Ludicrous mode.

The car manages to reach 155 mph (250 km/h) in about 29 seconds. According to Tesla, that should add up to about 20% faster than a standard Model S Performance.

Note: the Model S’ top speed is software-limited at 155 mph.

Albeit short, the video is really satisfying to watch.

Here’s the quick video in full:

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