New software due next month will add an Easter Egg that unlocks more performance; Model X P100D
Sam Sheehan
16 November 2016

The Tesla Model S 100D will be able to accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.4sec when a software update arrives next month, accroding to a Tweet put out by CEO Elon Musk today.

This improved time is a tenth quicker than before and makes the P100D 0.4sec quicker than a Mclaren P1. Now that the Porsche 918 and LaFerrari are out of production, it's the quickest car currently on sale.

Musk also said via Twitter that the Model X  100D would get an update to trim 0.1sec off its 0-60mph time, bringing it down to 2.8sec.

Both the Model S and Model X P100Ds were launched in August with a new 100kWh battery packs.

Customers in the US waiting for P90Ds with Ludicrous Mode have been offered the chance to upgrade their order to P100D spec for $10,000 (£7578). Existing P90D owners can get their cars to P100D spec for $20,000 (£15,156) to cover costs of old battery recycling.

UK prices

The Model S P100D costs from £114,200; more than double the entry-level Model S 60's £53,400 starting price. A 'Ludicrous Speed' upgrade and Tesla's Smart Air Suspension are included in this. The first Model S P100D deliveries are estimated for December this year. 

The Model X P100D is priced from £117,200, which puts the P100D £53,100 (just shy of the price of the Model S 60) above the entry-level Model X 60D. Deliveries of the top-of-the-range Model X will start early next year.

Monthly PCP rates for the Model S P100D and Model X P100D are around £1060 and £1089 respectively, according to Tesla. 

Musk said that the drivetrains for both cars will remain the same, with only the larger capacity batteries being new.

The Model S's range increases to 315 miles under EPA tests and 381 under NEDC tests, giving it the largest range for any electric production car. 

The Model X P100D will have a range of 289 miles according to EPA tests. The NEDC figure is 336 miles.

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15 August 2016
Does this mean the P100D could be the first production electric car to actually be capable of 300 miles between charges, on the road, at least if you don't use anywhere near all of the performance you have paid a lot of money for?

Citroëniste.

15 August 2016
Get a lead foot in a combustion car and it won't get anywhere near its typical range either.

25 August 2016
Vertigo wrote:

Get a lead foot in a combustion car and it won't get anywhere near its typical range either.

But you can keep driving fast in a combustion car which you can't in the Tesla as it's batteries will overheat. Also you can fill it up in 3-5 minutes and go on, while you need to park that Tesla for 30 minutes, plus the time to find a charging station.

Dan

25 August 2016
bezor Ta wrote:
Vertigo wrote:

Get a lead foot in a combustion car and it won't get anywhere near its typical range either.

But you can keep driving fast in a combustion car which you can't in the Tesla as it's batteries will overheat. Also you can fill it up in 3-5 minutes and go on, while you need to park that Tesla for 30 minutes, plus the time to find a charging station.

You can drive fast in a Tesla too, overheating is only likely to happen during track driving or several back-to-back launches without pause. As the Model S is a luxury 7-seater, and not a Radical or a dragster, that shouldn't matter. That said, max acceleration will be a little slower as the battery drains.

If you're driving within 200-300 miles, you'll never need to waste any time 'refuelling' it at all. If you do exceed the range, satnav automatically finds the charger for you, and calculates how long you'll need to spend there to finish the journey - a full half-hour recharge would only be needed for 4-500 mile trips (during which you can get lunch, rather than stand over the nozzle).

15 August 2016
100D and P100D...

Citroëniste.

15 August 2016
How about getting the costs down and making a Family Car for around say £25K?!

Peter Cavellini.

15 August 2016
Guessing you missed the $30k Model 3 launch and its nearly half a million preorders to date

15 August 2016
brod_ie wrote:

Guessing you missed the $30k Model 3 launch and its nearly half a million preorders to date

Last I read there were some 12,000 order cancellations, and that brought the figure down to 373,000 deposits.

15 August 2016
Amazing. The boffins at Tesla never sit twiddling their thumbs. One moment they develop saloons and SUVs offering searing sport-car-annihilating accelerations. The next moment ICE rivalling ranges.

15 August 2016
Iguess the model 3 won't have the same range as model S, due to the fact Model 3 is a smaller car thus less room for batteries.
The fact that tesla is using customer deposit (on model 3) as working capital and 3 years of continued loss means that very few will get their model 3 at the claimed price and specification.. Or that it could be taken over !

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