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Did Tesla slow down the P90D?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Hitman007, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Hitman007

    Hitman007 Member

    May 15, 2016
    I am confused. 6 months ago before the release of the new P100D the Tesla web site showed a 0-60 time of 2.6 seconds for a P90D. Now it shows 3.0 seconds for the P90D and 2.5 for the P100D. So did they slow the P90D down on purpose to try and sell more P100D units? I also noticed on some real world 0-60 times for the 2015 P90D, owners are getting 2.6 seconds. Very close to the P100D. But owners with a newer 2016 model P90D are getting 2.8 consistently. If they are slowing the cars down on purpose that really is in bad form. However it will create demand for used 2015 units and those owners will command a premium price since they are within 1/10th of a second of the new P100D.
  2. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

    Feb 12, 2013
    SF Bay Area
    I think the difference is P90DL vs P90D. P90D was always slower than the L version. Now it looks like if you want ludicrous you have to get a P100D
  3. Model S M.D.

    Model S M.D. Ludicrous Radiologist

    Oct 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    What you are seeing is a non ludicrous Tesla P90D. They actually made this faster (3.2 > 3.0). All new P90Ds are available from the factory in non L format. Like the above poster said, you're gonna have to jump to the 100 to get Ludicrous direct from the factory. (Ludicrous is still available as an after purchase upgrade I believe)
  4. msnow

    msnow Active Member

    Jul 14, 2015
    They "toned down" the Ludicrous numbers from 2015 like the 1/4 mile 10.9 time in order to let reality catch up with the marketing hype. ;)

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