New Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous Is The World’s Quickest Production Car, Hits 60 In 2.5′

Tesla revealed details on its new range-topping versions of the Model S and Model X which are set to get a new 100kWh battery pack.

The company claims that the Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the quickest-accelerating current production car you can buy right now, with a 0-60mph time of 2.5 seconds.

The new bigger battery pack also increases the driving range to an EPA-estimated 315 miles and 613km on the EU cycle, making it the company’s first model to go beyond the 300-mile mark and the longest-range production electric vehicle on the market.

Numbers as just as impressive for the Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode as it’s now able to hit 60 in 2.9 seconds and travel up to an EPA-estimated 289 miles and 542km on the EU cycle.

Tesla says that current owners of the P90D Ludicrous versions can upgrade to the 100kWh pack for an extra $20,000 which includes the cost of having their old battery packs recycled. Customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous and haven’t yet taken delivery can upgrade to the new spec for $10,000.

The base price for a Model S P100D is now set at $134,500 with the Model X still to be revealed.

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  • T_Cake

    Awesome performance, but I’m still thinking the “go fast” mode shouldn’t be a word that summons images of Ludacris, whether he’s in the Fast & Furious franchise or not.

    • Tumbi Mtika
    • Stephen Baxter

      Now all i can think about is a Disney “cars” style model s that is supposed to look like luda 😛

    • antbee

      Maybe Elon’s a fan of Luda? I don’t know… LOL!

    • Adam Coats

      It has to be a nod to the Mel Brooks movie “Spaceballs”. Ludicrous speed was faster than warp, light and ridiculous speeds.

      • GregW

        It is, in fact, a Spaceballs reference. Any doubt of that was laid to rest by last year’s contemporary announcement that when they reintroduce the Roadster it will have a Maximum Plaid option.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Sooo expensive…

    At this point I could buy a Porsche 911 Turb-HAHAHA!
    Everyone knows you can’t buy a Porsche for 130 grand!!! Hell, you can’t even buy a base Macan for 100 grand!

    • antbee

      This cracked me up!

  • TheBelltower

    This is just crazy. I’m not complaining… but it is really nuts how effortlessly quick these things are.

  • BqWsRe

    $134,500 U.S.?!?!?! BASE PRICE?!?!?!

    Sorry, like the company spokesman just admitted, the company needs money.

    • TheBelltower

      Sure. Every company needs money. To get money, they sell stuff that people pay lots of money to get. In some instances, people pay money for things that they won’t get for years. Every automaker should come up with a plan like this.

    • How on earth is that expensive when a Bugatti Veyron pulling the same number costs 2+ mill? This is a family saloon capable of keeping up with hyper-cars at fraction of the cost. I would say hats off!

    • kello3000

      You are complaining about the words fastest production car costing $135k, when every single sub 3 sec ICE powered car with a roof and seats for at least two persons cost at least as much, generally multiple times what the Tesla costs?

  • Jerry Hightower

    And just what is the reasoning for a vehicle that can do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds? Is it to be the quickest to go from stoplight to stoplight? Is it to be able to get to the grocery store quicker? Stupid!

    • No Need at All

      I’m with you as there is no rational basis for this upgrade. That, and given that some Tesla owners are serious morons on the street, only adds to the angst when driving near or around a Tesla.

    • Status

      The reasoning is for bragging rights. It works for horsepower, top speed, torque, and every other performance metric that EVERY automaker loves to promote.

    • Ken Lyns

      It’s because Tesla is designed and built in ‘Mericuh! Where people live a quarter mile at a time on their way to get quarter pounders at the drive-thru.

  • Nordschleife

    I do think they should create a new name for it since they went from Insane to ludicrous. Perhaps Ri-God-damn-diculous

    • antbee


  • Big Black Duck

    I just P00D…

  • Jay

    I have five words.. Fu*K!!

  • benT

    that’s ludicrous!
    shame on the two-door mob!

  • Honda NSX-R

    10 years later:
    The all new Tesla Model S P1200D

  • Vassilis

    Very impressive!

  • Emil Ostović

    Not the fastest – Rimac One catches 60 miles in 2,6s, One 2 in 2,5s. One is a production vehicle, alleady sold to few customers….

    • Ministar

      its not mass produced car

      • Emil Ostović

        They said ” production” and Tesla for sure is not MASS production car…

  • Nigel Jones

    i prefer look of older model,but this is awsome performance.

  • Enter Ranting

    Bugatti, you’re doing it wrong.

  • Nik

    Hits 0-60 in 2.5 seconds and then goes to charge it 🙂 will never buy gay electrical cars

    • Enter Ranting

      Fine. Buy all the gas you want, stud:
      “Run the 1,000 hp Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport at top speed and it will empty its 26.4-gallon fuel tank in 12 minutes. The Vitesse, with its extra 200 hp, will do it in 10.3 minutes.”

      The Tesla can be charged quickly, and electricity is free if you use solar panels. But you sound too manly for that sissy stuff.

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