Tesla Model S Ludicrous vs Insane Mode

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Teslarati Bot, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Teslarati Bot

    Teslarati Bot New Member

    Dec 6, 2016


    When Elon Musk first made the announcement that Tesla would be offering a new $10k “Ludicrous Mode” upgrade that will drop Model S 0 to 60 mph times down to a blistering 2.8 seconds, it had many existing P85D owners asking the question, How much faster is Ludicrous vs Insane Mode?

    We now have the answer courtesy of the folks behind DragTimes. Seen in the video is the Ludicrous P90D going heads up against the Insane P85 in a mash-the-pedal-to-floor drag race.

    The P90D takes an early jump to create a sizable lead over the Insane P85D. What's most eye-opening is how the Ludicrous-enabled P90D continues to accelerate even after the P85D seems to have fallen flat.

    Ludicrous Mode is being offered on the new P90D Model S and consists of a main pack contactor made from a space-grade superalloy capable of  withstanding high temperatures. The net result is the ability to draw higher current from the battery pack, from 1300 to 1500 Amps, thus producing an increase in overall power output.

    In appreciation for existing P85D owners, Tesla will also be offering the Ludicrous Mode upgrade to those owners for an additional $5k plus installation costs. So far there have been no reports of Tesla Service Centers retrofitting Ludicrous Mode onto the P85D.

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    Article: Tesla Model S Ludicrous vs Insane Mode
  2. Tesla Addict

    Tesla Addict Member

    May 19, 2016
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I feel like the older performance models are now being somewhat looked down at because of the P100DL... Sure they might not be AS FAST but they are still incredibly quick compared to an equivalent ICE car! They could argue that it's newer and has the latest tech... I'll give them that.

    All that to say, I personally would be extremely content even with a Model S P85... To each their own I suppose

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