Some pictures of a 2016 Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous in Deep Blue Metallic Paint. Videos
We have some initial performance tests of the brand new 2016 Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous with some really amazing results. Our test car has the 7 seat configuration with every option available including the Ludicrous speed option. Using the launch control feature the Model X pulled over 1.1g to hit 0-60 MPH in just 3.17 seconds and 0-100 MPH in 7.98 seconds making it the worlds quickest production SUV. This Model X P90D Ludicrous is actually quicker to 100 MPH than the Model S P85D, Tesla’s previous king of the hill car that was making headlines all over the world by Read More
We recently installed the latest version of Tesla’s software version 7.1 which includes a new Summon Feature. In this video demonstration we use the Summon feature to come pick us up in the rain under a covered porte-cochère so we don’t get wet walking to the car. The Summon feature will also pull in and out of a garage without anyone in the car as well as open and close the garage door using the homelink feature as needed. Check out the video below:
We recently installed a set of lightweight Pulse MV1 wheels finished in glossy gunmetal on our Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous that were designed specifically for the Tesla. These 1-piece ultra-light weight wheels forged from the finest grade aluminum and have been optimized to have a wider track on the rear without compromising the ride or handling and without need for modifications of the Model S fenders. Pulse MV1 wheel sizes are: Front: 21″ x 9.0″ ET30 Rear: 21″ x 10.5″ ET35 While we kept the stock OEM Michelin tires on the car we could go much wider in the rear with a 305/30/21 Read More
Tesla recently released a software update that includes a new feature called “Launch Mode” which is supposed to “help your car accelerate as quickly as possible” as per the release notes. We gave the new Launch Mode a test which requires the car to be in “Max Battery Power” Mode. Tesla’s Launch Mode operates similarly to other performance cars. While the car is completely stopped you press firmly on the brake with you left foot, then press the accelerator completely down with your right foot. Then you release the accelerator and press it down all the way again. Now the car displays a message Read More
Here is a new one for the Tesla Model S vs the world video, a 700+ horsepower Ford GT tuned by Heffner Performance gives the Model S P90D Ludicrous a try from a dead stop and a 2nd gear roll. With a best 1/4 mile time of 10.6 @ 133 MPH at Palm Beach International Raceway, the Ford GT would seem to stack up pretty well against the Tesla. Without the sticky prepped track surface of the drag strip the Ford GT struggled off the line spinning the tires in 1st and 2nd gear while the P90D with it’s Read More
When browsing through the in car manual in the Tesla Model S related to canceling Autosteer, we noticed an interesting bullet point that says Autosteer cancels when: “You change gears”. Is this simply an error or a hint that a gear box could be coming in future Tesla’s? Or maybe they are referring to moving from forward to reverse, which wouldn’t be a “gear” change since the Tesla does not have different gears for forward and reverse.
The first 1/4 mile results for the new Tesla P90D with Ludicrous are in with a new owner taking their P90D to Rock Falls Raceway in Wisconsin. The owner did a 90% charge with the P90D at a nearby supercharger before heading to the track and ended up with a best time of 11.38 @ 115.89 MPH which is quite a bit away from the 10.9 second 1/4 mile time that Tesla states on their P90D specification page. When comparing the P90D timeslips to the P85D slips we have, the P90D clearly has some more low end grunt with a slightly better Read More
We have some initial testing of the Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous mode enabled. Using a VBOX we recorded a 0-60 MPH time of just 2.85 seconds making the P90D Ludicrous the quickest production sedan in the world to 60 MPH. All we can say is that if you plan on trying this at home, make sure and secure all of your items in the car before launch as things start to go flying around the cabin while pulling 1.1Gs.
Check out this Tesla vs Tesla battle between the all new Tesla P90D with Ludicrous mode running against the P85D with Insane mode. Tesla’s new Ludicrous option offers increased performance with 0-60 MPH coming up in just 2.8 seconds vs the 3.1 seconds required by Insane mode. Tesla also claims a 1/4 mile time of 10.9 seconds for the P90D with Ludicrous. We ran 11.6 @ 116 MPH earlier this year in a Tesla P85D and look forward to seeing the first Tesla break into the 10’s! Check out the video below: You can also check out a video of the P85D Read More