One of the fastest product cars in the world is the McLaren P1, not in terms of its top speed, but more so how quick it takes to get from 0 to 60 miles per hour. However, the P1 is no longer in production, and also comes at a cost, as its price started at £866,000. The reason for the history lesson is due to the fact that Elon Musk has announced a new Tesla Model S P100D update, which will allow it to accelerate from a standstill to 60mph in just 2.4 seconds.
What’s interesting about this is how it will now make the Model S P100D 0.4sec quicker than a Mclaren P1 to 60mph, and a tenth quicker than the current software is able to make the P100D go.
That’s not all, as the Model X 100D will also get the same software update, which will help improve the 0-60 miles per hour time by shaving 0.1 seconds, so now it will reach that speed in just 2.8 seconds, which is very impressive for an SUV.
Ok, so we know the Model S P100D was already faster than the McLaren P1, but this feels like Tesla is just showing off now, especially the price difference between the two vehicles, as that version of the Model S starts at £114,200 – so a huge difference.
We have to wonder how much faster Tesla Motors will make their vehicles before they become just that bit too dangerous?