Tesla Motors confirmed the release of a new top configuration for their Model S and Model X products, the P100D Ludicrous. Dissecting the name, we know it’s a Performance model (hence the P), with a 100 KWh battery pack and all wheel drive (the D). Ludicrous mode is available, in that case the P100D is underscored.
Performance is truly otherworldly with acceleration from 0-100 kp/h in 2.5 seconds for the Model S. However, it is not a bargain. Prices start around 140.000 dollars for the Model S, opting for the Model X makes it a few grand more expensive. Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that more profit is made from the P90D and P100D models, as they make the upcoming Model 3 possible. Therefore, buying current top of the line models could be seen as a forced form of wealth redistribution.
Tesla also offers the new 100 battery pack to P90D customers, they can swap their old packs for the new powerful one if they pay 10 or 20 thousand dollars, depending on if they already received their car or only ordered it.