The Model S P100D’s Ludicrous+ Easter Egg was included in the vehicle’s Over-the-Air software update on Jan. 12.
Tech Times reported that some owners and speed enthusiasts have powered up with the Ludicrous+ Easter Egg.
YouTube user Tesla Racing Channel has just validated the possibility that the Model S can accelerate even faster than FF91’s claim of 0 to 60 mph in 2.39 seconds.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced in November 2016 that the Ludicrous+ Easter Egg will allow the Model S P100D to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds, which is a one-second improvement from its basic specification of 0 to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
However, after the OTA software update was released, Musk also tweeted that a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 2.34 seconds is achievable.
Promising early results from the Ludricrous Easter egg. Looks like 0 to 60 mph in 2.34 sec (Motor Trend spec) might be achievable…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 12, 2017
Now everybody, especially Faraday Future, knows that Musk was not kidding because Tesla Racing Channel posted a video showing a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 2.389 seconds at the Piedmont Dragway.
Yes, it’s only 0.001 second faster than the FF91, but so was Faraday Future’s claim over the Model X, which isn’t really Tesla’s fastest electric vehicle. Watch the full video below to see the results for yourself.
The Tesla Model S in Ludicrous+ mode raced a distance of 121.617 feet and registered a 0 to 60 mph acceleration at 2.389 seconds, and 0 to 100 mph at 6.207 seconds over a distance of 583.688 feet.
There are also two things to remember when comparing the two electric vehicles, and the first was pointed out in a comment on the video.
First, the FF91 vehicle unveiled during CES 2017 is not yet in its actual production state, which means that it is considerably stripped down, hence, lighter. When all the bells and whistles are in place, it is possible that the FF91 would not perform the same way as in the released test video.
Second, the Tesla race car, a stripped down Model S, has been tested for the Electric GT Championship scheduled in late 2017. It registered a 0 to 62 mph in 2.1 seconds.
Then again, as we noted before, Musk really doesn’t have to worry much about competing with Faraday Future since the FF91 has not even started production. Faraday Future’s production facility has not yet even been built due to the various financial woes the company is facing.
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