Straight from the Press Office folks!
Today, Tesla introduced the P100D for Model S and Model X. You can find our blog post on the news here and below.
The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5* seconds. However, both the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder were limited run. Moreover million dollar vehicles and cannot be bought new. While those cars are small two seaters with very little luggage space. Whereas the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors. It also seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children. Finally, it also has exceptional cargo capacity.
The 100 kWh battery also increases range substantially to an estimated 315 miles on the EPA cycle and 613 km on the EU cycle, making it the first to go beyond 300 miles and the longest range production electric vehicle by far.
The larger battery pack is also available on the Model X, making the world’s quickest SUV even faster. Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode accelerates to 60 mph in 2.9* seconds and travels up to 289 miles EPA and 542 km EU on a single charge. Model X is also a pure electric SUV and can seat up to seven adults.
So the Tesla Model S and Model X are engineered to be the safest cars on the road. Moreover to have the highest ratings from NHTSA.
Both have access to the Tesla Supercharger network. All for the freedom to travel long distance for free. And every Tesla will improve over time with free over the air upgrades.
Let’s Get Ludicrous
Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D Ludicrous, but not taken delivery, can upgrade. That’s to the 100 kWh pack for $10,000. Existing P90D Ludicrous owners can also upgrade to a 100 kWh pack. Yet for $20,000, as their used 90 kWh pack will have to be recycled.
All the while P100D Ludicrous is obviously an expensive vehicle. So we want to emphasize that every sale helps pay for the smaller and much more affordable Tesla Model 3 that is in development. Therefore and without customers willing to buy the expensive Model S and X. So we would be unable to fund the smaller, more affordable Model 3 development.
* Expected value using max power mode and Motor Trend benchmark
Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode
Range: 315 miles (EPA Estimate) / 613 km (NEDC Estimate)
0-60 mph acceleration: 2.5 seconds
0-100 km/h acceleration: 2.7 seconds
Price: starts at $134,500
Model X P100D with Ludicrous Mode
Range: 289 miles (EPA Estimate) / 542 km (NEDC Estimate)
0-60 mph acceleration: 2.9 seconds
0-100 km/h acceleration: 3.1 seconds
Price: starts at $135,500
Model S and Model X P100D with Ludicrous mode are available to order now. Delivery timing will vary based on location (as early as next month).
Our new 100kWh battery will only be offered as a Performance / Dual Motor option with the Ludicrous Speed Upgrade (P100D with Ludicrous mode).
With this introduction, we are also bringing our Tesla Premium Seats to performance builds of Model S (P100D w/ Ludicrous, P90D w/ Ludicrous, P90D w/out Ludicrous). Tesla Premium Seats are already in all Model X vehicles.
Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D w/ Ludicrous mode, but have not taken delivery of their vehicle may choose to upgrade to P100D for $10,000. Existing P90D w/ Ludicrous mode owners can also upgrade to a P100D, but for $20,000, as their used 90kWh pack will have to be recycled. The upgrade requires physical installation of an all-new 100kWh battery pack (this is not a software update).