Tesla Model S beats tops Elon Musk’s estimate on Motor Trend acceleration

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) introduced its Model S P100D in August 2016, the tech giant claimed the automobile as the quickest full production car in the world. The Model SP100D can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds. A recent Motor Trend test that a new software update allows the car to go zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.28 seconds, 0.02 seconds faster than any production car Motor Trend has ever tested.

Back in November 2016, Elon Musk, CEO and Chairman of Tesla had tweeted on Twitter telling followers to expect a “Ludicrous+ Easter egg” software update that would unlock the car’s full potential, shaving 0.1 seconds off acceleration time. The P100D was faster than Musk’s estimate of 0.1 seconds.

Electric cars are notorious for delivering better torque than internal combustion engines that aid in quick acceleration. Although the P100D boasts zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.28 seconds, other supercars have engines that give advantages at higher speeds.

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