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Could lower models be gifted ludicrous mode someday?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by lsiunsuex, Feb 3, 2016.

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  1. lsiunsuex

    lsiunsuex Member

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    Curious if ludicrous mode only appears as an option on the top of the line because it's a limitation of the battery / drivetrain or if it's simply being reserved for the top tier as a premium option.

    Could a software update someday down the line allow a lower model to have the same launch capabilities ? The same way Auto Pilot can be purchased and turned on after the fact; allow ludicrous mode to be purchased and enabled.
     
  2. ety

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    Nope. Ludicrous is a fuse that allows the motors to draw more from the battery. If you don't have the P motors it's not going to make a difference.
     
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    It's a product of the motors, the battery, the software, etc. The current flavor of Ludicrous mode is unique to the PxxD models.
     
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    It is widely believed that the P90D (none Ludicrous) comes with the necessary fuse already. There are several reports of P90D badged test drive units at dealers having Ludicrous through a software update.

    The answer would be no for all other lower models.
     

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