Wildly popular electric automaker Tesla is planning to make its vehicles even faster than before through a new software update. Yes, you’re reading it right. The company wants to scrunch all the juice present within these electric vehicles to become the fastest electric supercar on the face of this planet.
Last night, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter this surprising revelation. In his tweet, Musk mentioned that a December update, which as usual will be delivered over-the-air, will slightly improve the performance of its high-end P100D Tesla variants. This will be applicable for both the Model S sedan and Model X SUV.
Now talking about the nitty gritties of the update, it will lead to an improvement in the off-road acceleration of the both the Tesla models. Musk states that the company has been able to shave off a tenth of a second from the 0-60 mph and quarter mile limits. Once this update lands in December, you’ll be able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 2.4 seconds. This update also promises to cut down the quarter-mile acceleration time to 10.6 seconds.
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
In addition, Musk mentions that the upgraded acceleration times have been hidden in this update. Tesla owners are in for an ‘easter egg’ hunt. They’ll be required to hunt for how to activate the feature and attain these ‘ludicrous’ speeds on their electric vehicle. Well, I guess we all know what I’m talking about. Tesla had previously included a similar ‘easter egg’ which allowed all drivers to replace the graphics of the road with James Bond’s submersible Lotus from the 1977 movie, The Spy Who Loved Me.
In another tweet, the legendary founder also added that the new upgrade is a software optimization and will be available to all Tesla P100D owners — old converted ones as well as new recently purchased ones. This might not be a huge news for readers but Tesla owners will be delighted to get that extra power in ludicrous mode, which already hits you like a jolt each time.