Today, Tesla Motors has announced a new milestone: a battery upgrade and “Ludicrous mode” bring the Model S P100D’s 2.8-second acceleration time down to 2.5 seconds. According to Tesla, this elevates the all-electric car to be one of the fastest cars available, only falling behind the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder.
As Tesla reasons out, since limited units were made of those two brands (the models are not actively being produced), the Tesla Model S is considered the fastest production car in the world.
This is especially impressive given the fact that Tesla cars cost only a fraction of what other fast car makers are charging, while also being only a tiny fraction slower the multi-million-dollar LaFerrari. Even more, the Tesla is a four-door sedan that could seat far more passengers than the more expensive two-door sports cars, which only makes it the more practical choice.
Tesla has even more goodies up its sleeve with the Model X. The 100-kWh battery will also be available for the SUV, making it able to hit 60mph in 2.9 seconds.