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MX P90D - ordering, but do I need Ludicrous?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by macca99, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. macca99

    macca99 Member

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    .....ok, a bit of a leading question, as in reality the answer must be 'no' (0-60 in 3.8 secs is pretty good as standard, I have 3 kids under 6, and live in the centre of a city) but a few questions:

    1. Does 3.2 secs really feel that different from 3.8?

    2. If I don't get it, are there just 2 modes on the touchscreen - 'standard' and 'ludicrous' ... But with 'ludicrous' greyed out?

    3. Is it something that can be added later (I assume not)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. xkwizit

    xkwizit Member

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    Ludicrous is waste of money..you will hardly get to use unless you like to take your vehicle to the racetrack often. In normal traffic conditions, just the regular version is fast enough to give the adrenaline rush.
     
  3. modelx007

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    Completely agree. Not to mention you can always add it for 10K + labor at service center.
    The modes for P90D is Normal and Insane.
     
  4. flyhigh123

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    will you feel different, yes... the difference in feel is pretty substantial as the increase in gforce is quite a bit for each tenth off as i believe it would be exponential...

    do you need it? well money isnt a factor, go for it... if it is, then i would skip it for now.
     
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  5. Dazureus

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    If you don't get Ludicrous, you still have Insane, which is very fast for your situation. I've read you can feel the difference between Ludicrous and Insane after 40 or 50 mph. I'm kind of in the same boat as you, twins under 3 and I got the P90D. I figure when they're out of car seats and I want to upgrade, I'll add Ludicrous on later, but who knows what battery sizes we'll be able to retrofit. 100+ upgrade might be nice in 3-5 years.
     
  6. Calgary

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    You will Love it. I have no idea what it is like to drive without it.... and cant imagine ever turning it off. But at this point in your process of crazy $$$ for a crazy good car, why start cutting back now.

    P90DL!!
     
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  7. vandacca

    vandacca Active Member

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    If you get a P90D (without ludicrous), your options are "SPORT - INSANE".
    If you upgrade to Ludicrous (after delivery, it is $10k), your option will become "SPORT - LUDICROUS"
     
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  8. DadoP90DL

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    If you are spending this much money already what's an extra 10K. :) The difference in acceleration IMHO is substantial. Having said that the P90D is plenty fast already, but so is 90D. Test drive one with ludicrous mode and try it with it turned on and off. Then decide.
     
  9. Amoroso6

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    no
     
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  10. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    I thought I'd be kinda bummed about not getting a P. Nope. The regular 90D is plenty quick to have some fun and get into trouble.

    So, to answer your question, nope the P is plenty quick.
     
  11. *KT*

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    Oh i love this forum, i find out exciting new things everyday.
    P90D gets an insane mode? Nice!

    Ok no L, feel like you had a small financial win for commonsense, still get insane mode (childish giggles) and can option up later.

    Perfect.
     
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  12. vangogh

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    OH YESSSSS.....
     
  13. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I've got a P90DL and had a 90D as a loaner for a bit. There was a big difference. Even my wife who normally doesn't care about such things commented on it, and couldn't wait to get our X back.

    The difference between insane and ludicrous isn't as extreme, and as others have said, is more noticeable above 50mph. If you do a lot of highway driving at 70 and want to be able to pass by just thinking about it, get ludicrous. If you're ok it taking a few seconds, insane is fine.
     
  14. bak_phy

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    I switched from a MS P85 to a MX P90DL. I test drove the regular 90D and found it pretty sluggish and had to upgrade. That said I just drove my MS the other day and it felt faster than the MX which is better in every way on paper and comfort. It's probably a go cart effect.
     
  15. bak_phy

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    Has anyone tested the different confirms at higher speed? It should be pretty easy with the power tools app.
     
  16. Hitman007

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    The best way to decide is try one at the SC. We drove an X P90D with ludicrous and I did a 0-60 with the ludicrous mode off then did it again with it on. I could not tell any difference and I race auto cross and drag very often. I did not time the two tests so I cannot verify that ludicrous really took the time down to 3.2 in the 0-60 time but both runs "felt" sub 4 seconds but equal. Is it worth $10k ? Only you can answer that question but don't take anyone's word for it. Try it before you buy.
     
  17. DriverOne

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    IIRC cars for test drives are performance limited.
     
  18. macca99

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    thanks all for the responses.....I'd love to try before I buy - but there are no X's in the UK yet (other than one in a showroom)....Think I will go with P90D and upgrade in the future if that is a possibility....
     
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  19. *KT*

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    Yes it is. An aussie owner upgraded his P90D model S recently to add the L. They even changed his car badging to match!
     
  20. Old Wyseguy

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    I have to say right here and now as a S90D owner (and loving it) I would have totally enjoyed having the P90DL logo on the rear. Even if I would never use it, the car guys (and gals) know that logo and respect it! It will also increase the resale value when that time comes.
     

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