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Elon Musk runs both an electric car company and a rocket company, but with the latest speed upgrades to Tesla's top-of-the-line Model S P85D sedan, it's getting slightly harder to tell the difference.
Musk announced in a press conference that Model S owners will soon be able to upgrade their cars to enable what it's calling "ludicrous mode"-the car already had an "insane mode"-that will let it to go from zero to 60 mph (96.5 kph) in a hair-raising 2.8 seconds. With an acceleration of 1.1G (10.78 m/s^2), Musk noted that the car is "faster than falling" (objects fall toward earth at 1G, or 9.8 m/s^2).
The tongue-in-cheek name of Tesla's new speed mode-announced after conference call hold music from the rapper Ludacris-was perhaps a reference to the '80s parody movie Spaceballs:

Musk explained that the speed boost was made possible by an advanced "smart fuse," which is made from an alloy called inconel and has its own electronics and battery.

Ludicrous mode will also be deployed on the upcoming Model X SUV, which will then go from 0-60 in 3.3 seconds-or a tad behind the Model S's "insane mode," at 3.1 seconds. The upgrades will cost $10,000 for new Tesla buyers and $5,000 plus installation costs for existing owners.
The company also announced a series of new price points for the Model S based on new battery capacities and horsepower. The cars now range from $70,000 to $105,000
 

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My boss had a loaner P85 yesterday (not the D model and no ludicrous mode) as his was in for battery upgrades and he told me to take it when I went for lunch. I enjoy my truck but holy crap it was fun punching the pedal down and taking off.
 

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I have some pretty serious doubts as to whether the real-world specs will come anywhere close to that, when it arrives 2 years late and 20% over the predicted price points. Elon Musk is a master of hype, not to mention acquiring taxpayer largesse.
 

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$105,000 for an electric car is a little too much juice (pardon the pun) for me.
It is on par with top of the line Mercedes, Audi, BMW etc. Out of my price range no matter gas or electric but I love the technology that is going into the Tesla cars. I would love to have a Z06 or Shelby, but those are out of my price range too.
 

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The technology is great in them as well as their service, but they need to work on the fit and finish a bit more. My boss has his car in quite a lot (granted they come to his house with a loaner Tesla equal or greater to the model he owns, take his away and the return after all is done) for badly aligned body panels, leaky sunroof, whistling sounds, and some electric motor clunking sounds. It's probably been in 8 or so times over the past year or so he has owned it. Too much for a $80k car (what his model cost) IMO.
 
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