As if the Model S P90D which can sprint from zero to 100km/h in 3 seconds is not quick enough, Tesla has advanced its flagship sedan even further with the introduction of the Model S P100D. The new top-of-the-range variant comes with a larger 100kWh battery, which not only increases its range to 613 km but also rockets the electric car from standstill to 100km/h in a neck-breaking 2.7 seconds in Ludicrous mode.
Dismissing the limited production LaFerrari, Porsche 918 Spyder, Koenigsegg Agera and McLaren P1, the Model S P100D is essentially the fastest mass production vehicle on the planet today.
While those elite hypercars only seat two with very little luggage space, the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults and has a boot front and rear. It is also the first EV to have a range of over 300 miles (482 km) – the longest range production EV to date.
The larger battery pack is also available on the Tesla Model X, making the world’s quickest SUV even faster. Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode accelerates to 100km/h in 3.1 seconds and travels up to 542 km on a single charge.
The Model X, which officially launches in Australia today, is also a pure electric three-row SUV and can seat up to seven. It features windshield that stretches up and over the two front seats and “Falcon Wing” vertical doors that automatically open and close as the driver approaches or exits Model X.
Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery, can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can also upgrade to a 100 kWh pack, but for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled.