The Tesla Model S is now the quickest car for sale in the world in its P100D Ludicrous specification

The Tesla Model S is an extraordinary car. Not only due to being the first desirable modern electric car, but also due to its range, safety and acceleration power. In its P90D Ludicrous version, it could go from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.6 s and it had a range of 509 km. It is still for sale and costs US$ 114,500 before incentives. But Tesla decided to upgrade its battery pack once again, now to 100 kWh. The P100D goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.5 s and has a range of 613 km. That makes it even with a Bugatti Veyron and a Porsche 911 Turbo S in terms of acceleration. It is just beaten by the Porsche 918 Spyder (2.2 s) and the Ferrari LaFerrari (2.4 s). The difference is that these cars are many-million dollar vehicles that are not for sale anymore. The Porsche 911 Turbo S still is, but costs US$ 188,100, while the Model S P100D is an US$ 134,500 “bargain”. Also before incentives, which make it even more affordable in some sense.

Clients that have ordered the P90D may change their requests with an US$ 10,000 plus, or an US$ 10,000 discount over the current price of the P100D, if you see it from another perspective. Current owners of the P90D can upgrade their cars with a US$ 20,000, something that is also generous if you think that these P90 D units are already used vehicles.

Besides getting a 7-seater sedan that is deemed as one of the safest cars in the world, the future owners of the Model S P100D also get the certainty that they have helped Tesla fund its efforts to bring the Model 3 to market in the promised schedule, or by the end of 2017. If none of this matters, and you just want a car that has an insane acceleration, you could either get the P100D or wait for the Rimac Concept_One or the Concept_S, but they will be much more expensive and build in much lower numbers.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.