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Ludicrous P90D upgrade now available on Tesla Gear shop - $10k plus labor

Discussion in 'Model S' started by _TTT_, Mar 21, 2016.

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    Tesla — Ludicrous Mode P90D

    This is for the P90D, not the P85D. Wonder what they will charge for labor considering that this is a software-only change, if I understand correctly....
     
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    Can mods add "P90D" to the title? I can't edit it....
     
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    Perhaps the labour to put the underline on and perform the firmware upgrade?
     
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    If it's merely a software update, that would imply the 'Ludicrous' fuse and contactors are in all P90Ds. Has someone confirmed this to be the case?
     
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    There was some discussion of it here, and it references a few other threads. Not 100% sure, but it appears to be the case.
    P90D Insane & P90D Ludicrous Traction Battery Stickers - Reveal & Questions
     
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    Why does it matter if it's a software upgrade or hardware? Do you think $10K upgrade from S40 to S60 is less valuable than a $10K upgrade from S70 to S90? If all Model S came with 100KW battery software limited to 70, 90 or full 100, you'd never buy anything higher than 70 only because it's a software upgrade?
     
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    I'm looking at it from the angle that the parts are already there (Tesla perhaps wanted to keep things simple) and its not a difficult option to allow owners to choose to enable it later. You know like a few other things Tesla has known to have done. :D I'm very very tempted.
     
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    There was someone from Dubai that confirmed a ranger flew out from Europe and flipped a software switch to add Ludicrous mode to a P90D. I can't remember what thread that was in though....
     
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    It was Abu Dhabi:

    L or no L?

    "One thing to note, lately the P90D's can be upgraded to L with nothing more than a software update. A friend of mine here had a P90D Insane which he imported recently and we had a ranger fly out and upgrade it to Ludicrous with nothing more than a laptop and an underscore which he stuck on the back...older P90D's needed more hardware so I'm told"
     
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    To be fair, I'd have a hard time paying for it even if there was hardware component.

    I've felt the cost of the Ludicrous upgrade is too high given the horsepower / rollout controversy. Learning the actual cost to produce an L versus an non-L is identical (as far as we know), that makes it an especially difficult pill to swallow. With that said, I only have a measly 85D so I have no skin in the game here but... Since you asked. :)
     
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    That's a different story. From your comment I understood that software upgrades are somehow less valuable.

    Yes, that whole hp and "free highway speed upgrade" debacle left a bitter taste in people's mouths. That said, after Tesla came clean, it seems based on the numbers that the P90D to P90DL is a bigger improvement than S90D to P90D, but it costs half. So in my mind, if you P you should L. Given this upgrade showing up in the store, I'm thinking P100D will be Ludicrous by default, and P90D will go away. Having 70/70D, 90D, and P100D would differentiate between the models better, justify a P price difference (originally Tesla was marketing P85D as almost double the hp of 85D, but we know how that turned out).
     
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    If it is just software, then Tesla should share that software with everyone.
    Just like music companies should not penalize people for "sharing" music.
     
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    Agreed - and I have dual floppies and Copy II+ if anyone has the original software we can pirate it for sure.
     
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    By the way a portable floppy drive is indeed recognized by the USB ports.
     
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    For what it's worth, no one in this thread suggested anything of the sort.
     

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