Tesla breaks 0-100kph record in new test

Tesla Model S

Tesla’s electric cars are known for extremely nippy acceleration —  hell, most electric cars are a kick in the pants. But a test found that the company’s Model S P100D actually sets a new record.

Motor Trend tested the car from a standstill, finding that it reached 30 miles per hour, 40 miles per hour, 50 miles per hour and 60 miles per hour faster than any other production vehicle.

“In our testing, no production car has ever cracked 2.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. But Tesla has, in 2.275507139 seconds,” the publication noted.

We all know that Tesla’s cars can slingshot from a standstill, but a new test found the P100D was the fastest production car to reach 100kph

Tesla’s car lost its edge once it hit 70 miles per hour, with the LaFerrari beating it by a tenth of a second. The electric car dropped even further down the order when the 80mph mark came around, falling behind the Porsche 918 and McLaren P1.

The publication used the P100D’s Ludicrous Easter egg Mode to attain the impressive results.

So how do you activate this enhanced Ludicrous mode? Well, you’ll need to run the latest firmware and then visit “settings” and check out the “acceleration” field. From here, you’ll need to hold down the Ludicrous button for five seconds.



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