Ludicrous Mode Makes Tesla Model S Fastest Accelerating Car on the Road

Ludicrous Mode Makes Tesla Model S Fastest Accelerating Car on the Road

The Tesla Model S gets a host of new upgrades and can now go 0-60 mph in 2.8 seconds.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed today that thanks to battery advancements, the Model S will offer a new “ludicrous mode” that allows the all-electric sedan to do the 0-60 mph sprint in under three seconds and the 1/4 mile in 10.9 seconds. Tesla boldly claims this makes it the fastest accelerating car on the road right now.

There will also be a 90 kWh battery pack option for $3,000 that will provide up to 15 miles of additional range. That means it will give the Tesla Model S P85D (P90D?) a nearly 300-mile range. Tesla is offering the new battery upgrade to existing P85D owners for $5,000.

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The 90 kWh battery will also be important to the upcoming Model X, which will also receive ludicrous mode. The automaker hasn’t tested it yet on the new crossover, but Musk believes that it will allow the Model X to go 0-60 in about three seconds. As for when we’ll see the Model X, it is “on track” for deliveries in two months and the Model 3 will be ready in a a little more than two years.

The price for the rear-wheel-drive base Tesla P70 model has been cut to $70,000 – a $5,000 reduction.

To close off the press conference, Musk answered a question on what comes after insane and ludicrous: “There is of course one speed faster than ludicrous, but that is reserved for the next generation Roadster in 4 years: maximum plaid.”

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  • John Dexter

    Wow that’s really cool, an ugly car that can go faster in a straight line.

  • Mike Foltz

    Tesla ugly…….better then any other E car ,must be faster then what you have and your a bit butt hurt.

  • Suman M Subramanian

    Oh ye of short pop-culture memory. Ludicrous mode is far more likely an homage to Space Balls’ “Ludicrous speed” than rapper Ludacris.

  • smartacus

    exactly right. pop-culture shortens memory span



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