Tesla Increasing P85D Acceleration via Software

 |  |  January 30, 2015

by Stirling Matheson
Tesla Increasing P85D Acceleration via Software

The Tesla Model S P85D, the version with the best batteries and two motors that form a 691 hp AWD system, can sprint to 60mph in just 3.2 seconds. Yeah, despite being a rather heavy, seven seat sedan, it still sits squarely between the Ferrari FF and the Ferrari F12 in terms of acceleration.

Well, Tesla isn’t content to rest on its electronic laurels, and it’s sending out a software update that should shave a tenth off of that 0-60 time. Yeah, a P85D will now hit 60mph in the same amount of time as an Enzo. CEO and budding Iron Man Elon Musk says that the P85’s acceleration will also improve, but not by as much. Also, his favorite word is clearly “insane” right now.

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