Tesla Model S P100D revealed
Faster than a McLaren F1, Tesla have revealed their latest Model S and Model X P100D cars which are capable of going from 0-60mph in just 2.5 seconds.
The models have been revealed to cost from £114,200 and £117,200. They both also feature a much bigger and powerful battery pack which allows the Model S to be quicker than the McLaren F1 as it goes from 0-60mph in just 2.5 seconds.
Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla, has said “there are only 2 cars faster to 60mph and those are the LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder. It can beat a McLaren F1 – that’s nuts.”
However, there won’t be many units produced as the cost, time, and safety are a concern when creating the car and making sure that it runs well and is able to do its designated job.
Tesla customers who have ordered a P90D with Ludicrous mode but not taken delivery can upgrade to the 100 kWh pack for an extra fee. Existing P90D owners can also upgrade, at a larger cost.
The Model X P100D is capable of 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds which is slightly slower than its Model S counterpart however the difference is not too big. It has a range of 337 miles as well.
The charging might also take a little longer however as the increase in miles requires the car to be charged for enough time to fill up all of the miles. Although the actual charging rate remains unchanged which is an okay thing.
Tesla are looking to simplify their range of cars and have already removed the 85kWh versions of its Model S saloon from sale. The UK can also only get the 70kWh model in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The 90kWh model in standard or performance can also be acquired still.
Tesla are also looking for cheaper Model S 60 & 60D. The new 60 begins at £53,400 and still achieves a 248-mile range with a top speed of 130mph and comes with the newest autopilot software.
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- Published On : 2 years ago on September 22, 2016
- Author By : James
- Last Updated : June 2, 2017 @ 3:04 pm
- In The Categories Of : News
- Tagged With : P100D, tesla