Thequickly shaped what a performance car can look and sound like as it has evolved over the last decade. Ludicrous Mode became a well-known term and we saw the electric sedan clock 0-60 mph sprints in just 2.5 seconds.
Make that 2.3 seconds today. Tesla updated its website Tuesday to include a new 0-60 mph time for the , and Tesla told Roadshow it all has to do with a new performance firmware update that began rolling out a couple weeks ago. We know the company also recently rolled out what’s called “ ” to lower the front axle, improve traction and, in turn, acceleration, thanks to an adaptive air suspension.
The no-cost software update also includes more power available above speeds of 80 mph, a peak power increase and increased powertrain thermal endurance by a factor of three. Effectively, the Model S can go faster for a longer period of time, which explains the updated 0-60 mph time.
This isn’t the end for the Model S and its hard-launching, performance-oriented ways, though. Eventually, the company plans to roll out an even more hardcorevariant that should provide even more thrills.