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Tesla Drag Race — Ludicrous P90D Vs. Insane P85D

Originally published on EV Obsession.

Just how much faster does the Ludicrous Mode P90D seem during actual use than its predecessors? Say, as compared against the Insane Mode of the P85D, for instance?

Does this matter, you might be asking yourself? Well, that depends on how obsessed with Tesla (and its cars) you are — those obsessed are no doubt of the opinion that such things are of utmost importance — or how obsessed you are with fast cars, in general. Anyhow, without further ado, I present you with the “findings” of recent research undertaken by the folks at DragTimes (condensed into a concise video format). Enjoy.

As shown in the video, the lead taken by the Ludicrous Mode P90D ends up being fairly substantial very quickly — the acceleration advantage is really quite visible almost right from the start. I guess that’s the advance conferred by being willing to plop down a further $10,000 over the standard price (worth the bragging rights for some, I guess).

The new Ludicrous Mode is on offer for those with or purchasing the new Model S P90D.

As a side note here, those who already have a Model S P85D have access to the Ludicrous Mode upgrade for $5000 + installation costs. I wonder how many will end up taking up the offer? With the Model X pretty much here, I’m guessing that much of the Tesla-focused attention is now elsewhere, but there are still Model S owners who don’t care about SUVs (from Tesla or not) but who want the quickest sedan in history.


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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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