Tesla lays claim to world's fastest production car

In other words, with the improved battery and Ludicrous mode, the Model S P100D should be the quickest production auto in the world.

"The Model S and Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode are available to order now".

Tesla compared the vehicle to that of the Porsche 918 Spyder and the La Farrari, which were much faster but both had limited runs, while the new Tesla vehicles are to be factory produced for use by the general public.

The new P100D has a 100 kilowatt-hour battery pack that extends the car's range to about 315 miles (613 kilometres, according to European Union cycle standards).

The heavier and less aerodynamic Model X P100D claims a 0-100km/h time of 3.1 seconds, and an NEDC estimated range of 542km on a fully-charged battery.

The California carmaker announced the arrival of the Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode on Tuesday afternoon, and said the pure-electric auto has a 0-60 miles-per-hour acceleration time of 2.5 seconds.

Not everyone is going to be able to buy the new Model S, but the new auto will help pave the way for Tesla's other, much more affordable vehicle.

Tesla has long laid claim to bragging rights in the highly competitive luxury auto market. The P90D version of the Model X provided 250 miles of range.

The new Model S P100D is priced at $134,500 (Rs. 90,25,622.50) while the Model X starts at $135,500 (Rs. 90,94,550).

"Of course this is an expensive auto". The current model makes that jump in 2.8 seconds. The company boasts that the P100D Model S the fastest production vehicle in the world. Those who have already taken delivery will have to pay $20,000 more to get the new battery. Customers who are waiting for the delivery of their P90D models have the option of upgrading to P100D variants by simply paying United States dollars 10,000 (around INR 6.71 lakhs).

  • Anthony Vega