Tesla’s Model S just edged closer to becoming a ‘ten second car’

Elon Musk has announced a software update for owners of the top-end Tesla Model S P100D sedan that’ll once again improve its acceleration speed.

In a tweet on Wednesday, the wannabe Martian revealed an ‘Easter egg’ within a software update will see the 0-60mph time shorten to just 2.4 seconds.

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That’s down a tenth of a second on an August update, which pushed the Ludicrous Mode model’s 0-60mph speed from 3.0 seconds to just 2.5.


Additionally, and this is the really cool part, the top of the range Model S can now cover a quarter of a mile in 10.6 seconds.

Now we’ve seen The Fast & The Furious and in the drag-racing community the “ten second car”  is one that can travel 1/4 mile from a dead stop in 10 seconds or less.

Now this is a family sedan that’s capable at traveling at speeds that’d get Vin Diesel fully torqued.  

As one of Musk’s Twitter followers humorously pointed out, it seems that Tesla cars are among the few products on earth that actually get faster with software updates.

Bravo, Sir.

Unfortunately, Musk hasn’t come up with a way to add a flux capacitor to enable us to travel back to November 8 and ensure a few million folks who decided not to vote in the US actually cast a ballot…

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