If you just bought a Lamborghini, chances are a Sedan can take off on you. Specifically speaking, the Tesla Model S. If you thought the insane mode was insane, just wait until you get a load of the ludicrous mode.
The upgrade to the Model S will be two things; a 90 kWh battery and a Quicker 0-60 time. The insane mode gave drivers a 0-60 time of just 3.2 seconds. However, the new Ludicrous mode gives drivers a 0-60 time of just 2.8 seconds. This leaves the Dodge Charger Hellcat in the dust while keeping pace with a Lamborghini Aventador and knocks on the door of the Bugatti Veyron, giving million dollar cars a run for their money.
The bigger battery gives the Tesla Model S an extra 15 miles of range making the EPA fuel economy 300 miles on a single charge, exactly what the company always wanted. So, as long as you can keep your speeds at 65 MPH, you should be fine.
To get these type of numbers, Tesla had to pull 1,300 amps safely. With that type of power, fuses can melt due to the sheer heat. Tesla’s developed a new fuse that uses electronics and its own tiny lithium ion battery to detect when it will melt, and cut power if necessary.
To get this ludicrous speed, you will need ludicrous money. If you are a current owner of a Tesla Model S, you lucky, because it’s only a $3,000 upgrade to swap out the battery. But to get the Ludicrous mode, you will have to pony up $5,000 for a system upgrade. To get the insane mode, it will be a $10,000 upgrade for new buyers on top of the $105,000 P85D Model. It’s great to see Tesla adopt the upgrade model from BMW. Instead of leaving older buyers in the dust, BMW upgrade previous generation models to keep them up to date.