The all new Tesla Model S has shocked audiences when it claimed the title of being the quickest car ever, reaching from 0-60km/h in less than 2.5 seconds. Elon Musk’s new supercar is changing the game and challenging the likes of the Ferrari LaFerrari, Bugatti Veyron and the Lamborghini Aventador.
Why is the Tesla so fast?
This staggering speed was reached by the Tesla Model S P100D sedan with the added “Ludicrous +” software, which shaved off 0.1 seconds. It pushed the Tesla from a 2.5 second sprint to a 2.4 second sprint. This software injects an additional 35 horsepower into the machine brings the P100D pretty close to the 2.39-second 0-60 sprint, according to Road and Track.
However, this software is not available on all markets yet.
Forbes Magazine conducted their own speed test in the new Tesla machine. Driver and journalist, Peter Lyon, managed to squeeze into a record time of just 2.28 seconds.
It’s what’s on the inside that counts
But it is not only the quick acceleration that gets the audience excited about this model. The trademark white exterior houses a more spacious cabin than previous models. Tesla keeps it simple. This time the minimalist design includes 17.0-inch portrait screen, soft Nappa leather seats and a bio-weapon defense mode.
It is similar to the US President’s bullet-proof “Beast” limousine; only it is equipped with a medical-grade air filtration system which effectively stops all allergens, bacteria and biological agents from entering the car.
The auto-pilot function in the new Tesla is tailored for comfort. Watch with ease as it maintains momentum in cruise-control and even successfully switched lanes.