Tesla Model S P100D: new speed record of 1/4 mile in 10.72 seconds
The Tesla Model S P100D beat its own speed record on the 1/4 mile (about 400 meters) in 10.72 seconds, after the update activating the Ludicrous + mode.
With the Tesla Model S P100D, the electric vehicle manufacturer has further advanced its vehicles range by integrating a 100 kWh pack battery. This increased power can be mobilized in block to give the vehicle lightning accelerations worthy of supercars.
The Tesla Model S P100D is able to achieve a 0-60 mph (0-96 km / h) in 2.4 seconds in Ludicrous mode only, With the possibility to do even better thanks to the "Ludicrous+" update recently activated.
A model has already successfully achieved 2.389 seconds on 0-60 mph, putting off the promise of Faraday Future to achieve a 0-60 mph in 2.39 seconds (which remains to be demonstrated) with its production model FF 91, but it remained to see if the Ludicrous + mode succeed in improving the established record to 10.76 seconds on a standing start acceleration over 1/4 mile (about 402 meters).
The Electrek.co site indicates that this record was narrowly defeated with a result of 10.72 seconds! It remains to be seen whether it will be possible to do better, and especially to go down towards the 10.6 seconds, possibility evoked by Elon Musk, Tesla boss, with this recent update.
At 10.7 seconds for the 1/4 mile, the Tesla Model S P100D is at the gates of the world's Top 10 Fastest cars (Whose Bugatti Veyron keeps the lead with 9.7 seconds), and the first for fully electric vehicles, with a sedan configuration where most other vehicles are often supercars worth several million dollars.