Let’s be honest: Tesla doesn’t really need to make its cars go any faster. After all, it’s not as if Tesla owners are lamenting the fact that a handful of multi-million dollar supercars can go from 0-60 MPH just a few tenths of a second faster than a top of the line Model S.
That of course has never stopped Elon Musk and co. from attempting to turn the Model S into an unrivaled speed demon. This past August, Tesla unveiled the Model S P100 D, a car that can go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds flat. Upon its introduction, Elon Musk boasted that it was the fastest production car on the planet.
Elon Musk, though, is a notorious glutton for speed and performance, which is to say that Tesla engineers quickly got to work on ways to make the already jaw-dropping 2.5 0-60 time even more impressive. To this point, Tesla last week released an over the air update that manged to make Tesla’s flagship Model S even faster. Musk even took to Twitter where he hinted that a 0-60 time of just 2.34 seconds might even be possible.
Promising early results from the Ludricrous Easter egg. Looks like 0 to 60 mph in 2.34 sec (Motor Trend spec) might be achievable…
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 12, 2017
Just one week later, we finally have our first legit video — from the adventurous folks on YouTube’s Tesla Racing Channel — which showcases the Tesla Model S P100D in “Ludicrous+” mode going from 0-60 at breakneck speed. While the Model S didn’t hit 2.34 seconds, it did manage to post a time of 2.38 seconds.
You can check out video of the Model S P100 D putting in work via the video below. All the more impressive is that Tesla managed to make the car faster solely via a software update.
Lastly, and for those who have an unquenchable thirst for speed, you can check out a list of the world’s fastest cars over here.