The Tesla Model S P100D has been crowned the fastest accelerating production car in the world after taking part in recent Motor Trend test.
The Model S P100D used Tesla’s Ludicrous+ mode, an update to the original Ludicrous mode recently delivered via a software update, to take the car from 0-60 mph in 2.28 seconds. This makes the P100D the first production car to ever break the 2.3 seconds barrier during testing by the auto magazine. See it in action here.
Though it’s the fastest up to 60 mph, Motor Trend notes that the Model S P100D lost to the Ferrari LaFerrari at 70 mph by a tenth of a second, while the Porsche 918 and McLaren P1 beat it to 80 mph. Still, it’s a monumental achievement for the $134,500 electric vehicle; Tesla had originally promised the car would reach 60 mph with 2.5 seconds.
Tesla’s next car, the Model 3, will be released later this year starting at $35,000.