The 2017 Tesla Model S didn’t just receive aesthetic upgrades. The electric sedan’s powertrain and battery have also been upgraded for better range and performance.
The range-topping P100D variant with Ludicrous mode of the new Tesla Model S has emerged as the world’s quickest accelerating car. The facelifted sedan is claimed to accelerate from 0-60 mph (96.5 kmph) in a scarcely believable 2.5 seconds!
The company has released new details of the new top-end versions of the new Model S and Model X which will receive a new 100 KWh battery pack. The battery pack also enhances the drive range 315 miles on EPA-estimated driving cycle and 613 km on EU driving cycle. This also makes the Model S P100D the electric vehicle with longest range.
The Model X P1000D Ludicrous is not far behind either. It dispatches 0-60 mph sprint in 2.9 seconds. It has an EPA-estimated range of 289 miles and 542 km on EU cycle.
Good news is, the current owners of the P90D variants can upgrade to the 100 KWh battery pack by paying USD 20,000 (around INR 13.42 lakhs) which also includes the cost of recycling the old batteries. Customers who are waiting for the delivery of their P90D models have the option of upgrading to P100D variants by simply paying USD 10,000 (around INR 6.71 lakhs).
The 2017 Tesla Model S P100D starts at USD 134,500 (around INR 90.28 lakhs) while the price of Model X P100D is yet to be announced.