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Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous now fastest production car in the world…

The Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous has been confirmed as the fastest accelerating ‘new’ car in the world.

TESLA HAS added a 100kWh battery pack to the Model S to create the P100D with Ludicrous Mode, the fastest accelerating ‘new’ car in the world, or the third-fastest production car of all time. The Model S P100D will hit 96km/h in a staggering 2.5 seconds, which is bettered only by the Porsche 918 Spyder and the LaFerrari, neither of which are ‘new’ cars.

More than that, both the Porsche and Ferrari are two-seat supercars, while the Model S is a four door family hauler.

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The new 100kWh battery doesn’t just make the Model S faster, it also increases the range to around 613km – the longest range production electric vehicle ever. In a statement, Tesla said it was making the new battery available for the Model X, making it the quickest SUV ever… or just 2.9 seconds to 96km/h with a range of 542km and seating up to seven people.

If you’ve just ordered a Model S P90D Ludicrous then today’s your lucky day because Tesla is offering those who’ve ordered a P90 D Ludicrous but haven’t yet taken delivery an upgrade to the 100kWh battery for US$10,000. If you already own a P90D then you can upgrade too but it’ll cost more at US$20,000 as the battery pack will need 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,” Tesla said.

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Isaac Bober

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