Just over a month ago, one of the world’s leading electric car company made a spectacular announcement that got the attention of petrol-heads everywhere. Tesla’s new Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode can do 0-60mph in 2.5 seconds, making it the third fastest accelerating in-production car ever to be made.
The electric only Model S P100D has AWD, four doors and can seat up to 5 adults. So, a sensible environment-friendly car that can go really fast. At least, it’s really fast going from 0-60mph, after which it loses out to combustion engines, but still, that is ludicrously quick. This achievement is thanks to a new battery pack which, if not being used in Ludicrous mode, has increased the range to an estimated 315 miles. That also makes the Model S P100D the first to go beyond 300 miles on a single charge, making it the longest-range production electric vehicle.
It also comes with a plethora of gizmos and even auto-pilot technology that makes it quite futuristic and practical, but quite expensive to get all the goodies. The only argument that remains is, to engage Ludicrous mode and get that insane acceleration time, the batteries need to be HOT to get the max battery power, which can take a few mins, which IS a mild inconvenience. But still, even the mid-speed acceleration you get from the AWD electric drive system seems addictive.
Tesla has the attention of every sort of motoring enthusiast out there, and we eagerly await the next ‘ludicrous’ thing they can come up with.