Tesla’s high-performance models offer 0-60mph times that can even put supercars to shame. That’s because an electric motor that powers an electric car always provides all of the torque all of the time. You put your foot down and away it goes, there’s no waiting for the engine to do its thing because the motor is ready to go at all times. Sure, supercars can smoke a Tesla but it will almost always get off the line faster, and an Easter egg included in the next software update for the Model S P100D will make it do that even faster.
Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk has tweeted today that an Easter egg in the software update coming out for the Tesla Model S P100D next month is going to enable the car to do 0 to 60 miles-per-hour in an impressive 2.4 seconds. The car will be able to do a 1/4 mile run in 10.6 seconds.
Tesla already claims that the Model S P100D is the fastest production car in the world but this additional improvement puts it ahead of the Porsche 918 Spyder, a car that costs $845,000 and claims to do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds.
Musk didn’t reveal how this Easter egg can be unlocked when the software update is released next month but something tells me it won’t take too long for Model S P100D owners to figure this out.
Looks like the Model S P100D Easter egg will allow it to do 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 sec and a 10.6 sec 1/4 mile via software update next month
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 16, 2016