New Tesla Model S Now the Quickest Production Car in the World.
The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5* seconds. However, both the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder were limited run, million dollar vehicles and cannot be bought new. While those cars are small two seaters with very little luggage space, the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity.
The 100 kWh battery also increases range substantially to an estimated 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 km on the EU cycle, making it the first to go beyond 300 miles and the longest range production electric vehicle by far.
The larger battery pack is also available on the Model X, making the world’s quickest SUV even faster. Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode accelerates to 60 mph in 2.9* seconds and travels up to 289 miles EPA and 542 km EU on a single charge. Model X is also a pure electric SUV and can seat up to seven adults.
Model S and Model X are engineered to be the safest cars on the road and to have the highest ratings from NHTSA. Both have access to the Tesla Supercharger network for the freedom to travel long distance for free. And every Tesla will improve over time with free over the air upgrades.
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.
While the P100D Ludicrous is obviously an expensive vehicle, we want to emphasize that every sale helps pay for the smaller and much more affordable Tesla Model 3 that is in development. Without customers willing to buy the expensive Model S and X, we would be unable to fund the smaller, more affordable Model 3 development.
* Expected value using max power mode and Motor Trend benchmark
Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode
Range: 613 km (NEDC Estimate)
0-100 acceleration: 2.7 seconds
Model X P100D with Ludicrous Mode
Range: 542 km (NEDC Estimate)
0-100 acceleration: 3.1 seconds
Model S and Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode are available to order now. Delivery timing will vary based on location.
Our new 100kWh battery will only be offered as a Performance / Dual Motor option with the Ludicrous Speed Upgrade (P100D with Ludicrous mode).
With this introduction, we are also bringing our Tesla Premium Seats to performance builds of Model S (P100D w/ Ludicrous, P90D w/ Ludicrous, P90D w/out Ludicrous). Tesla Premium Seats are already in all Model X vehicles.
Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D w/ Ludicrous mode, but have not taken delivery of their vehicle may choose to upgrade to P100D.
Model X is the safest, quickest and most capable sport utility vehicle in history. It blends performance and utility with unique features including the falcon wing doors, canopy glass, and seven-seat configuration.
Built on the Tesla platform, the battery’s location on the floor gives Model X an extremely low centre of gravity, reducing the risk of rollover common in SUVs. Without an engine, Model X has a crumple zone much larger than other SUVs to absorb the energy of a front end impact. Along with standard active safety features, crash tests indicate that Model X will receive top safety rating in all categories.
Falcon Wing Doors
Model X Falcon Wing doors offer unprecedented convenience, entry, and maneuverability. With less space needed to open than the sliding door of a minivan, the double hinged doors open up then out, requiring only 30 cm of space on the side of the vehicle and make loading a child in the backseat in tight parking spaces simple.
The industry’s first auto presenting door automatically opens and closes as the driver approaches or exits Model X. Why should the driver ever need to touch the door?
Monopost seats move independently, sliding and tilting forward and back. They allow passengers easy access to the third row and give them plenty of foot room when they sit down.
With a windshield that stretches up and over the two front seats, passengers can experience
an open and modern feel with an expansive view ahead.
Three rows of seats, a front and rear trunk, room under the second row seats, side pockets, a centre console and a blind holster for your iPhone, big or little, there’s a place to store it in Model X. For even heavier cargo, Model X is the first electric vehicle with a 5,000 lb. towing capacity.
Model X is the world’s cleanest SUV on the inside. With a HEPA filter system, medical-grade
air can fill the cabin, no matter what is going on outside.
There are three modes: circulate with outside air, recirculate inside air and a bioweapon
defense mode that creates positive pressure inside the cabin to protect occupants.
Agility, Speed and Aerodynamics
Model X hits 0-100 kph in a staggering 3.1 seconds (P100D with Ludicrous) getting to a top speed of 250 kph, all while producing zero emissions. With an active spoiler that automatically adjusts for maximum efficiency, Model X has the lowest drag coefficient of any SUV.
Model X Specs
• Regular over-the-air updates add safety and navigation features, enhance performance and improve the driver experience
• Free long distance travel on Tesla’s expanding Supercharger network
• Maps and navigation with real time traffic information
• Centre console with a quick connection phone dock
• Electric All-Wheel Drive for maximum efficiency and traction
• Active safety technologies, including side collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking, even at highway speeds
• Parking sensors and blind spot warning
• Full LED headlamps
• Power-folding, heated side mirrors
• Up to four Isofix child seat attachments
• Largest glass panoramic windshield in production, providing unparalleled views
• Falcon Wing doors allow easy access to second and third row seats, even from tight parking spaces
• Automatic keyless entry
• Automatic rear liftgate
• Largest interior storage capacity of its class: 77 cubic feet in the six seat interior configuration
• Front trunk with room for luggage, strollers or two golf bags
• 8 year, infinite mile battery and drive unit warranty
• 4 year, 50,000 mile limited warranty
By the numbers
Range: 542 kilometres (P100D) 489 kilometres (90D), 467 kilometres (P90D)
Top Speed: 250 kph
0-100: 3.1 seconds (P100D with Ludicrous)
Motor Power: 259 hp front, 503 hp rear
Motor Torque: 713 lb-ft combined (244 lb-ft/330 Nm front, 479 lb-ft/600 Nm rear)
Weight: 2,468 kg
Drag coefficient: 0.24
(With thanks to Heath Walker and Tesla Australia.)