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Tesla’s Model S P100D is officially the fastest accelerating production car in the world, according to a recent Motor Trend test where the Model S P100D hit 0-60 mph in 2.275507139 seconds. No other production car has ever achieved that speed in less than 2.3 seconds.
The record was achieved using a new Easter egg mode called Ludicrous+, which raises the temperature of its battery pack to 122 degrees Fahrenheit and increases maximum power output from the motors.
Motor Trend’s article included a vivid description of the acceleration experienced during the test: “Launching a Model S P100D (weighing 5,062 with gear and driver) in full-on Ludicrous Easter-egg mode snaps your body in a manner that is utterly impossible to replicate in any other street-legal production car on normal tires and dry asphalt at a mid-$100,000 price point.”