Tesla Model S P85D can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just 2.8 seconds
Tesla has announced that the Model S will have a new mode of operation, called “Ludicrous”. Now an electric car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h (from 0 to 60 miles / hour) in just 2.8 seconds.
Previously, the electric car could accelerate to the same speed in 3.1 seconds. The previous mode of operation was called “Insane”.
According to Ilona Mask, the acceleration is 1.1G, it is faster than the speed of free fall. “It's as if you had your own roller coaster,” commented the news Musk.
The important point is that Tesla Model S received some configuration updates, and not just a software update. Moreover, these updates are not free. Why? The fact is that to get such a result, Tesla had to develop new equipment to make this possible. Among other novelties is a fuse that does not melt when a high ampere load is supplied through it.
Upgrading to the new configuration will cost $ 10 thousand for new buyers and $ 5 thousand for the existing owners of this electric vehicle.
Musk also announced two more updates:
1. Model S 70, new 70 kWh model for $ 70 thousand;
2. New 90 kWh battery for $ 3000.
Unfortunately, very little detail was presented on the Model X. The only thing that said - Model X will go on sale within 2 months. And Model 3s will be available in two years.
And the bonus is a video that was shown to journalists before the presentation.