Promising early results from the Ludricrous Easter egg. Looks like 0 to 60 mph in 2.34 sec (Motor Trend spec) might be achievable…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 12, 2017
While it already carries the distinction of being the world’s fastest production car, the Tesla Model S P100D Ludicrous could pull off 0 to 60 mph acceleration times of 2.34 seconds following an Easter Egg in a new software update.
Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has hinted via Twitter that the feat “might be achievable,” pushing the four-door sedan closer to the acceleration rates of supercars like the $1 million Porsche 918 Spyder.
The improvements in the Ludicrous upgrade are attributed to changes made to Tesla’s battery packs.
The first modification involves the use of a new “advanced smart fuse” to increase precision, while the second change involves replacing steel with Iconel for the main pack contactor. The combination of refinements allow the maximum power output of the battery pack to jump from 1300 to 1500 amps, resulting in an improvement in performance. More recent versions of the vehicle have now reached power output levels each 1600 amps, yielding even faster 0-60 acceleration times.
Given the availability of so much power, Tesla is now warning drivers to be mindful of premature component wear.
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