Thought Ludicrous Teslas Were Quick? They Just Got Even Quicker

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Paying to get something only to find out that the provider wasn't being completely transparent and held back some important information from you is obviously going to get you mad.
It definitely made a few Tesla owners very upset with their purchase. When acquiring a Model S P100D in exchange for well over $100,000, you expect to be able to enjoy that vehicle however and whenever you desire.

Except Ludicrous-enabled Tesla performance models didn't do that. In order to protect some vital components such as the motors, the gearbox or the battery, the vehicle used to limit the amount of power that went out of the battery pack after an undisclosed number of full-throttle launches.

With some owners upset about this limitation, Tesla decided to grant users the option of deciding whether or not to use full power after informing them of the danger and asking for their confirmation. Only there was a catch to it: the vehicles would only benefit while using the Launch Mode.

Again, owners were not happy. They want to know they have the entire power reserve under their right foot at all times, even though most of them might never use it in real traffic conditions. Even so, they wrote Tesla about it, and some even went so far as to sue the company. If you paid $10,000 for a Ludicrous upgrade that only works when standing still, you probably would too.

Finally, Tesla seems to have given up to the pressure and announced the Ludicrous-enabled performance vehicles have no restrictions to when or how they deliver the entirety of their power whatsoever.

“I’d like to provide a quick update on this topic. Some of you with a P90D and Ludicrous acceleration mentioned that you did not want to use Launch Mode to simultaneously activate maximum battery performance. We’ve listened and are happy to tell you that for those that wish to do so, you can again enable maximum battery performance independently from Launch Mode, ensuring that you have maximum flexibility in how you use your car.“

As Electrek reports, the somewhat funny part is that Tesla doesn't acknowledge the decision came as a result of owners' pressure, and yet the man who sued the company was the first one informed about the change. Way to go acting like a five-year-old, Tesla.
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