2016 Tesla Model S P90D With Ludicrous Does 0-60 MPH In 2.65

Tesla Motors' Model S has received a facelift, and it has become faster than it used to be.
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Official figures aside, it is always nice to perform independent measurements. Our friends at Drag Times have made a video that shows just how quick the electric sedan has become. The test features an entirely stock vehicle, fitted with the regular 19-inch wheels and 245/45/19 all-season tires.

As you can watch in the video below, once the Ludicrous mode is activated on the 2016 Tesla Model S P90D, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in just 2.65 seconds.

The acceleration time mentioned is not a one-time affair, as Drag Times notes, as the Model S can do this “on a regular base.” Sure, the result will not be exactly 2.65 seconds from 0 to 60 mph, but it will be in the same region.

Considering the impressive acceleration time, the Tesla Model S P90D is remarkable in itself as a car. It does not matter anymore that it is an EV because we are writing about a vehicle that can deliver sub-three-second 0-60 times without breaking a sweat.

Once the specific values accomplished by the Model S are put into consideration, you can observe that there is no stock production automobile cheaper than $1 milion that will match its acceleration time, save for the Porsche 911 Turbo S.

What argument could persuade a petrolhead to get an electric car than such a traditional comparison, which is valid for everything that has been officially timed at the time it was available as a production vehicle.

There are faster production cars than the Tesla Model S P90D with the Ludicrous mode which do not cost more than it does. One of them is the Ariel Atom in its top specification, but it does not compare to the Model S concerning comfort.

The other option would be a modern motorcycle with an engine that delivers plenty of performance, along with a rider capable of handling it. Did we mention that Tesla’s Launch Control is easy to use?

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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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