Earlier today, Elon Musk dropped a bomb on Tesla fans by announcing that the Model S will be getting a new mode. Sure, “Insane” mode was great and made for some fabulous hidden camera driving videos, but its new “Ludicrous” mode will be, well…ludicrous.
“Ludicrous” mode (Musk just has to be a Space Balls fan) will launch the Model S from 0-60 in 2.8 seconds—which is way faster than the “Insane” mode’s 3.1 seconds. According to Musk, it’s “faster than falling” and will be “like having your own private roller coaster.” That doesn’t sound terrifying at all.
The only drawback (if you can call it that) is that Tesla can’t just upgrade it via a software update, so you will have to take it in so they can install the new hardware. That said, it’s only an extra $5k for existing owners. If this makes you want to run out and finally buy your very own Model S, it will cost an extra $10k—which still seems reasonable if it’s as amazing as Musk makes it sound.