Elon Musk has suggested that there will be an update to the Tesla Model S P100D’s Ludicrous Mode, providing even more performance from the company’s flagship.
Musk tweeted: “there will be a P100D Ludicrous Easter egg [sic] soon that uncorks the full performance,” but gave no more details.
Recent updates to the Model S line up mean that Ludicrous Mode – which deploys the maximum possible power for full acceleration to 60mph in 2.5sec – is only available on the P100D, as a standard feature. The P90D model has been discontinued.
Musk made the reveal while discussing the changes to the Model S range, which include the option of a new panoramic sunroof.
The CEO described the new option as “very hard to develop, but it makes the interior feel amazing”.
The new glass roof is a £1400 option and sits alongside the £1800 sunroof as an alternative to the standard body-coloured roof. Like the standard roof, the new glass roof is not compatible with roof racks – only the sunroof will allow such a feature. Musk said that the surrounding body structure had been reinforced for extra safety, and said the new roof performed at a “five star-plus” level in rollover safety. “That was what took so long to develop,” he said.
Tesla has long shown a fondness for glass in its vehicles, and Elon Musk recently confirmed the creation a dedicated glass technology to work on automotive glass, as well as the recently announced solar roof tiles. Musk said that the first automotive results of this glass-focused team will be seen on the forthcoming Model 3, which may well have a solar roof option.
As pointed out by Electrek.co, which noticed the changes on the US Tesla website, the deletion of the P90D now mean a sizable jump in basic prices between the Model S 90D at £73,900 before incentives, and the P100D at £118,900 before incentives. The gap would suggest a future non-performance 100D model is in the works.
Autocar has contacted Tesla for comment.