Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced the Model S P85D is about to get even quicker.
In a Twitter post from last night, Musk revealed plans for a software update shaving off 0.1s from the car's 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint which means the high-performance electric sedan will be able to cover the run in only 3.1 seconds. The improved performance will come by applying a software tweak to an inverter algorithm.
Elon Musk also tweeted that the main objective of installing a dual motor setup in the all-wheel drive P85D was to improve traction on snow while "insane speed was a side effect." He didn't say anything about the top speed which means it will likely remain the same at 155 mph (250 km/h) possible thanks to a beefy 691 bhp & 687 lb-ft dual-motor setup while the range stands at an EPA-estimated 253 miles (407 km).
Lastly, Musk went on to specify that the regular P85 "will also improve, but not quite as much" and probably the added oomph will be possible via software wizardry.