Tesla's Model S just got a whole lot faster. Tesla has announced the Model S P100D, which is just milliseconds slower off-the-mark than the Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari. The more incredible fact; however, is that the LaFerrari costs $1.4 million and the 918 Spyder costs $1 million, so the Tesla Model S P100D is at least $800,000 less than its closest competition on speed.
What about P90D customers?
Many of Tesla's Model S P90D customers have yet to receive, or have only very recently received delivery of their vehicle, and Tesla has already announced a new model. If you're one of those unfortunate folks, fret not! For only $10,000 you can upgrade the battery if you're still waiting on delivery and only $20,000 if you have already received delivery of your P90D.
How fast is fast?
The Tesla Model S P100D can reach 60 mph in 2.5 seconds when operating in what Tesla calls Ludicrous mode.
How far on a single charge?
The P100D uses a 100 kWh battery, giving it the potential to travel 315 miles on a single charge. When compared with the previous Model S 90D and P90D, this is an increase of 15 miles per charge, which a significant milestone for an electric vehicle.
The Model S P100D of course comes standard with Autopilot allowing for self-steering, automatic lane changes and self-parking capabilities.