Tesla Model S P100D Revealed – 380 Mile Range and 2.7sec to 60mph. Officially the World’s Quickest Accelerating Production Car
How do you one-up Ludicrous mode? If you are Tesla you announce that you are releasing a 100-kwh battery pack for the Tesla Model S and Model X and that this change means 315 miles of all-electric range and acceleration that blows the doors off any other production car on earth.
The Model S P100D will start at $134,500 and the Model X 100D will start at $135,500, but Model S and Model X P90D owners can upgrade their battery packs for $20,000. If an owner has already ordered a P90D but hasn’t taken delivery, they can spend an extra $10,000 for the extra power and range. Tesla says the extra $10,000 goes to recycling the old battery pack.
“This has been a very difficult development,” Musk said to reporters, “going from roughly 90 to 100” was “more like a 50-percent increase in difficulty.” He also said that the battery’s complexity will lead to low production numbers.