So you’re the proud owner of a Tesla Model S P90D, you relish the fact that you have a silent supercar slayer capable of massive speeds in mere seconds, 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, in fact, this is quick enough to keep up with most if not all of the current supercars available. Now Tesla has gone one better, the Model S P100D is here, 0-60 is now dispensed with in 2.5 seconds, drive it like a normal person and it will do over 300 miles on a single charge.
In addition to the Model S P100D, there is also a Model X P100D, this does the 0-60 sprint in 2.9 seconds, remember the Model X is a full sized SUV with super-cool gull-wing doors that can seat 7 people, this is now a very quick car.
You need to remember that in these modern times 0-60 times are measured in tenths of a second, car-makers revel in shaving these tenth’s off a benchmark time, if you want a mass production car that will subject your body to such forces then your choice is limited and somewhat expensive, the Bugatti Veyron is such a car, the issue, however, is the price which is well in six-figure territory, the Ferrari La Ferrari, the Porsche 918 & the McLaren are all similarly quick, again all are priced at well over £1 million.
Also, the Model S and Model X are full sized cars, capable of carrying actual people and actual stuff that you might need at your destination.
Tesla have claimed that the Model S P100D will run for 315 miles on a single charge, whilst undoubtedly some will exceed this, while others will fall short, this is all dependent on the driver, as in if they hoon it like they stole it, you won’t get very far, drive like an actual human being and you would I suspect get close to the 300 mile target, when you consider how long Tesla have been in business, the progress is utterly staggering.
Now the dirty talk of money, Tesla confirmed in the press release for the P100D that without the people that buy the faster and higher end models, they simply wouldn’t be able to development the budget models like the Model 3, assuming you want to continue to contribute, and you will want to, the price of building the future will start at $134,500. This is S-Class money whichever way you look at it.
So should Tesla have to justify the massive price tag, no not at all, as the recent launch of the Model 3 has shown, Tesla’s don’t really need to be sold to people, they sell themselves with ease, for your money you get a superfast full sized car that is basically the current benchmark for electric car tech, the fact that both the Model S and the Model X are quite stunning to look at also helps, but just remember for a moment, all that speed and power that’s available, are you thinking about it, see it sells itself.
Again Tesla has given us something we didn’t even know we needed, a faster version of an already very fast car, think of it like when Apple first introduced the iPad, no one knew they needed one, now everyone has one.
Oh, yes, did I mention that the P100D is now the fastest accelerating production car in the world, Tesla did.
The Tesla Model S P100D, a faster version of an already insanely fast car, great looks, forefront tech, sold , where do I sign up………..