Tesla’s mystery conference call just wrapped up moments ago. Tesla conference call wasn’t a big major announcement but did focus on some new interesting features.
Companies usually play elevator music ahead of conference calls but today tesla instead played Ludacris which actually turnt out to play a roll in todays conference call.
The Tesla Model S is known for their insane mode which tunes their cars to go from 0 to 60 in 3.1 seconds. Now tesla wants to give you a little more and introduces a new mode called “ludicrous”. The new mode will boost the car to do 0 – 60 in 2.8 seconds according to Elon Musk he says that acceleration will pin you to your seats at 1.1 Gs “It’s faster than falling”, he adds. “It’s like having your own private roller coaster”.
A 0 – 60 in 2.8 Seconds pushes tesla cars even further top tesla models are already faster than some high priced super cars such as the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Dodge Viper SRT10 with the news mode this puts tesla on par with cars such as the Lamborghini Aventador which also can achieve a 0 – 60 in 2.8 seconds flat.
The new mode is for traffic situations and dose not affect top speed.
Unlike most feature upgrades this one is not a software update nor is it free. This feature is hardware related which means cars will need a whole new fuse to achieve the new speeds that come along the new mode.
The fuse upgrade will be a $10k option for new buyers, and cost $5k thats before installation for existing P85D owners.
Tesla also adds a 90kWh battery pack upgrade option for the 85kWh Model S which cost $3,000. This upgrade is primarily meant for new buyers; while existing owners can still purchase it, Elon suggests that current owners wait until an upgrade is necessary as the range will only improve in time.
In a separate press statement, Tesla says Model X is on track for deliveries in two months and the Model 3, the planned mass-market car, in a bit more than two years.