The California-based automaker has a long-standing relationship not only with electricity, but also with performance – as the Model S P100D became the fastest accelerating production car in the world.
Indeed, the Model S P100D could smoke Italian and German supercars right off the line, reaching 60 mph in just 2.34 seconds at the moment of release. We all know Elon Musk loves Easter Egg and months later one appeared to lower the time to under 2.3 seconds. This means the P90D and P100D became regulars of the American drag racing scene – the EV is quite adept at doing fast runs on the short quarter mile length. And the auto industry would never be the same.
You would think Tesla is treating this as cased close – you would be very wrong. With the flagship P100D for both the Model S and Model X in order, the company took care of satisfying clients using the lesser versions. From now on, the base Model 75 is a full 1.2 seconds faster from 5.5 to 4.3 seconds. The dual-motor version is now just 0.1 seconds faster than the single motor version. Unfortunately these upgrades are not software-exclusive, so no over the air update for previous owners, it only applies to new vehicles built from now on. Model S 100D is also boosted from 4.2 to 4.1 seconds, along with the 75D version of the Model X going from six to 4.9 seconds, along with the 100D also gaining 0.5 seconds for a 4.7 seconds time.