To many of us, the Tesla Model S may be the most important car of the last hundred years, truly an electric car that is a step above any similar offering.
So when Tesla recently announced the new Model S 85D all wheel drive with an “Insane” mode (Tesla’s own name for the option) that allows the car to generate 1,300 amps between it’s two motors equal to just under 700 horsepower for an acceleration burst of 0-60 mph in a mere 3.1 seconds, it seemed a bit of an overkill. This is after all; an electric car for goodness sake.
Fast forward a few weeks, and here comes the Tesla 90D with a new “Ludicrous” mode with 200 more amps of available voltage for a total of 1500 or 762 HP. Why you ask? Well we think Elon Musk must have been gunning for the likes of the Bugatti Veyron with an under 3 second 0-60, and he’s not too far at 2.8 seconds, which makes this the world’s quickest 4-door sedan and it doesn’t even burn gas.
Here’s a short list of what the Tesla will beat or match at the stoplight, and do so very quietly by the way.
Koenigsegg Agera R
1000+ HP $2.1 million 0-60 2.9 seconds
Lamborghini Murcielago SuperVeloce
661 HP $400,00 0-60 2.8 seconds
2015 Porsche 911 Turbo S 0-60 2.9 seconds
560 HP $185,00
2014 Ferrari 458 Speciale 0-60 2.9 seconds
597 HP $245,000
2015 McLaren 650S 0-60 3.0 seconds
641 HP $280,000
It’s good company to be sure, and at an estimated $120,000 with the 90 kWh and “Ludicrous” Mode packages, a real bargain. If you bought the earlier “Insane” Mode a few weeks ago, Tesla will offer a 90D “Ludicrous” upgrade for $5k.
Elon Musk’s electric cars are so ahead of the game it’s almost like he is the real life Tony Stark a.k.a Ironman.