Tesla’s top-of-the-line electric supercar, the Model S P85D, continues to impress more and more with every day, it seems. We’ve already written about the car taking on (and crushing) a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, but that victory was when the Model S P85D was only “insane.” Beware, because now this car has been upgraded from insane to completely and utterly “ludicrous.” Yes, that is the name of the new driving mode that is available on forthcoming Tesla Model S P85D cars, and it is a very fitting name indeed.
In going from insane to ludicrous, naturally, the numbers on the new Model S P85D are even more impressive. The car is now charged up to 762 horsepower, all coming out of its electric-powered engine. These specs are easily the most impressive of any electric car around, and they closely rival many of the best sports cars in the world right now. The Model S P85D is ludicrous everywhere you look, and Elon Musk and his Tesla team are ready to challenge all comers with their super electric beast.
In addition to those impressive horsepower numbers, the Model S P85D will be able to do zero to sixty in an impressive 2.8 seconds, dropping down the record from the standard Model S P85D of 3.1 seconds. On ludicrous mode, the Tesla Model S P85D has attained a quarter mile time of 10.9 seconds as well, proving that the car can accelerate right with the best sports cars in the world.
If you want to get ludicrous, though, it is not going to come cheap. For those who already own a Model S P85D, the upgrade will cost $5,000 and a trip to the dealership. If you do not yet have a Tesla, however, the car is expected to start at just under $120,000 with the ludicrous performance package running an additional $10,000. Such is the price of a car with the name ludicrous attached to it.
In any case, Tesla’s electric superpower continues to impress, proving that cars running on batteries can be just as fast and powerful as cars running on gas.