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Confirmed: Elon Musk Says Tesla P85D Getting ~0.1 Second Acceleration Improvement Via Inverter Software Update

Elon Musk recently sent out a tweet confirming (to some degree) some of the rumours swirling around the net concerning a possible improvement of the P85D’s acceleration. As stated in the tweet, the Model S P85D will see its 0–60 mph acceleration improved by ~0.1 seconds, via nothing but an upcoming software update affecting the inverter.

All that it takes is a tweak to the inverter algorithm to improve a car’s speed that much? While that may not seem like a huge improvement at first, it does put Tesla’s offering on par (or nearly so) with more of the commercially available “supercars” out there, something which is probably fairly irritating to the companies behind those offerings, especially considering that the Tesla P85D is considerably more “affordable” — as in, it doesn’t cost a million or more bucks.

Considering the news, it’s hard to say if this announcement makes the rumor that the P85D will have its acceleration improved to 0–60 mph in 2.8 seconds more or less likely to have something solid to it. Perhaps this is just the first of many such improvements.

The Tesla P85D can already do 0–60 mph in just 3.1 seconds (according to Motor Trend). That’s very, very fast as it is. Not to rain too much on the parade of speed lovers, but do we really need a bunch of giddy Tesla owners hitting 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds endangering others on the road? Lmao. Perhaps a line needs to be drawn somewhere….

Anyways, there’s my rain for this parade — you can all go back to your business now.

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.


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