The Tesla Model S emerged as a more modestly priced and eco-gentle luxury vehicle. With its power and admirable trim options, it provides something for those not quite at the Maserati or Bentley levels but still craving a suitable daily. That may be changing with the introduction of the new Tesla Ludicrous Mode, an option to take the looker up a notch in the power arena and possibly compete with supercars.
Tesla Model S
Tesla Model X SUV
Is the Ludicrous Mode exactly what it claims to be? Let us examine the specs: The Tesla Model S Ludicrous Mode at a glance:
- AWD P90D kicks out a 2.8 second not to 60 mile per hour jaunt. Not too shabby.
- The underdogs include the 85D, 85, 70D and 70 trims. While the cockpits remain the same, range and performance are not ludicrous for these models.
- Range is not sacrificed via a robust battery capacity and expanding supercharger network.
- The Ludicrous Mode will be offered in the electric Model S sedan and the upcoming Model X SUV. The 0-60 mile per hour sprint will be 3.3 seconds for the Ludicrous SUV option.
- The mode will tack on an additional $10,000, placing it right at the $100,000 level, depending on trim choices.
Overall, the Tesla Model S Ludicrous Mode should prove to be a welcomed option for those after a bit more power and range for their daily commutes. Word is that Tesla is possibly plotting a sexier roadster version to emerge in a few more years that will boast a “Maximum plaid” speed mode. Yes, that is a reference to the old blockbuster “Spaceballs”. Tesla is rounding out the fleet options with something for every taste, perhaps the brand is becoming a bigger competitor to the leading exotic sports vehicle brands than some realize, and they are not even being sneaky about it. Way to go, Tesla.
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