Watch a Tesla Model S hit 60 miles per hour in Ludicrous+ mode

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Watch a Tesla Model S hit 60 miles per hour in Ludicrous+ mode

Unlocked merely via software, the update gives a boost of 35 additional horsepower to the premium sedan, giving it a total power output of 573kW (780hp).

The Model S was already the fastest production vehicle in the world, but this makes the four door sedan quicker than most of the world's supercars.

Tesla's Model S got that 2.4 second speed update via an OTA push that went out just after Faraday's splashy reveal, however, and that's something that's coming to production vehicles - not to a auto that FF admits won't enter production until at least 2018, for a price point yet to be announced. To do so, the "Ludicrous" button on the settings page should be held for five seconds.

When activated, Ludicrous Plus is distinguished by a magenta arc on the right hand side of the screen, while on the left are live readouts for battery power, front and rear motor power, and longitudinal acceleration values, both current and peak. The update also comes with a nice and amusing enough Easter Egg...

FF made a big deal about their 0 to 60 miles per hour time at this year's CES, even going so far as to bring a P100D Model S out on stage to race it against the test F 91 in a time trial. Tapping the latter option will display a new screen on the instrument cluster with more details about the battery pack. We're still enamored by the auto that can seat up to seven people and weighs like a small boat, but has around 745 hp from tow electric motors and smart software for the AWD all-around. Model X will also see a notable.1 second improvement in 0 to 60 and 1/4 mile time through the new Easter egg.

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