Just a little over three months ago the Tesla Model S P100D crowned itself as the quickest accelerating production sedan in the world, and now it’s beating its own record all over again.
During the previous run, the P100D staged an impressive 10.76 seconds in the quarter-mile run at 122.36 miles per hour (196.91 kilometers per hour), but now the same team of enthusiasts have reported they posted an even better time due to the introduction of the new Ludicrous Plus feature. Technically, the P100D managed to beat its own record by a mere 0.04 seconds. The electric sedan competed against a 640-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V and came closer to the 10.6 seconds quarter-mile time announced by Elon Musk to be possible using the latest woftware update.
The new, even more hardcore driving mode brings an additional 35 horsepower and takes the vehicle to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 2.7 seconds. This is the same sprint time as seen in a McLaren 675 LT or Lamborghini Aventador, with the Model S also capable to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.72 seconds on a wet surface. By the way, while being blazing fast, the Model S P100D is also “economical” with its range – the EPA puts it capable for 315 miles while the NEDC sees a total of 613 kilometers.