Tesla’s cars have been redefining the old concept of boring EVs. From sleek designs to cutting edge features, the cars are loaded with everything a fan could ask for. What’s more, they are made in a way that allows the company to update them over the air. Well, CEO Elon Musk talked about one of these updates recently and got everyone very excited.
In a tweet, Musk said that a new Ludicrous+ easter egg update that is being pushed out over-the-air to Tesla vehicles may be able to allow acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a mere 2.34 seconds — enough to satisfy the most hardcore speed freaks.
As per Musk,
Promising early results from the Ludricrous Easter egg. Looks like 0 to 60 mph in 2.34 sec (Motor Trend spec) might be achievable…
Wow! Meanwhile, the timing of the announcement is very interesting. Earlier this month, Faraday Future’s demonstration F 91 prototype made an appearance at the CES. The company, which is competing with Tesla in manufacturing state-of-the-art super cars that are powered by electricity, made a huge deal of the prototype’s acceleration — which was touted to be in the range of 0 to 6o miles per hour in a mere 2.4 seconds.
So confident was Faraday Future of its abilities, that it even brought out a P100D Model S to the stage, so as to race it against the F 91 prototype in a typical time trial. The company also claimed to a 2.39 seconds time required by the F 91 to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour. Meanwhile, Tesla pushed out an OTA right on the heels of the event, that saw the P100D receive a 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 second capabilities — which in my opinion, was better than the F 91 considering that it isn’t even coming out until 2018.
Meanwhile, today’s announcement seems to be hinting at a future where Tesla is able to cut into that time further — The Ludicrous+ update promises to bring it down to a mere 2.34 seconds.