“Promising early results from the Ludricrous Easter egg,” Musk tweeted shortly after 1 p.m. on Thursday. “Looks like 0 to 60 mph in 2.34 sec (Motor Trend spec) might be achievable…”
What does this all mean? First of all, he’s specifically tweeting about the Ludicrous+ mode. Right now, Tesla’s Model S P100D and Model X P100D just has a “normal” Ludicrous mode, a feature that enables quicker acceleration time. With Ludicrous, the Model S is one of the fastest production cars in the world. In 2.5 seconds, the car can accelerate to highway speed, quickly going from 0 to 60 mph.
But Tesla just rolled out a new update that makes the car even faster. On Sunday, Musk tweeted that a new update for Hardware 2 (HW2) will roll out for the first 1,000 cars, and the rest will follow. This update enables the Ludicrous+ mode.
According to Musk’s tweet, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.34 seconds. That’s 0.16 seconds faster, and 0.6 seconds faster than what Musk promised back in November.