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Tesla could achieve 0-60mph acceleration in just 2.3s w/ new update for Model S P100D Ludicrous, says Elon Musk

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As we reported yesterday, Tesla finally started pushing the software update promised by CEO Elon Musk that includes an Easter Egg to enable an even quicker 0 to 60 mph acceleration in the Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous. The vehicle was already the “Quickest Production Car in the World” with a 2.5-second 0 to 60 mph acceleration, but now the first test with the new update showed a 2.4-second time.

And that might only be the beginning as Musk now says that 2.34 seconds “might be achievable”, which would again raise the bar for sedans and even most supercars.

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Using the Tesla Model S Ludicrous’ 1G of force to eat a snack [Update: video removed]

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The Tesla Model S P90D on Ludicrous mode can actually pull just over 1 G of force – or more than the Earth’s gravity at the surface. We’ve seen plenty of Tesla owners put this to the test, mainly for reaction videos or drag races, but I think just to eat a snack is a first.

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The difference 5 kWh can make: Tesla Model S P85D vs P90D both with Ludicrous mode [Video]

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The main difference between the top two performance versions of the Tesla Model S is simply 5 kWh of energy capacity. Tesla used to offer the Model S P85D, a performance (P) Model S with a 85 kWh battery pack (85) and dual motors (D). The vehicle’s top performance mode was called ‘Insane’.

The automaker later introduced a new version, the Model S P90D, which is the same car, but with a 90 kWh battery pack. When introducing the new pack, Tesla also introduced a new performance mode, ‘Ludicrous’, which is obviously better than ‘Insane’. 

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Tesla is secretly adding over 50 hp to the Model S P90D Ludicrous based on 3rd party testing, what does it mean?

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Last year, Tesla had some troubles with the way it calculated the power output of its electric vehicles. The company had to go in mediation with over hundred of its customers in Norway and eventually changed the advertised horsepowers of the Model S P85D from 691 hp to 463 hp.

The issues mostly revolved around defining electric power in terms of horsepower and the power output being dependent on the state of charge of the battery pack feeding the car’s two electric motors. The issues have been mostly resolved after Tesla updated its advertised numbers, but since the introduction of the Model X and the ‘Ludicrous mode’, things have been more complicated again…

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