Tesla Model S P85D Software Update Improves Acceleration
In a Twitter post, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the Tesla Model S P85D will have improved acceleration thanks to the new software update.
These Mr. Musk’s Twitter announcements have become a usual manner of informing the public about exciting news from the Tesla Motors company. The latest announcement is also very exciting for those who have the Model S P85D.
According to the tweet, the Tesla Model S P85D will be updated and the software change will improve the EV’s acceleration by approximately 0.1 seconds. At the moment, the all-electric luxury four-door sedan sprints from a standstill to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds. With the latest over-the-air software update of an inverter algorithm, its acceleration time is expected to by 3.1 seconds and maybe a bit shorter.
Tesla P85D 0 to 60mph acceleration will improve by ~0.1 sec soon via over-the-air software update to inverter algorithm
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2015
The Tesla Model S P85D is a really powerful car. Its powertrain delivers 691 horsepower and 687 lb-ft of torque overall. Its front motor generates 221 horsepower and 244 lb-ft of twist, while the rear motor is good for 470 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque.
In order to tame this amount of power, they’ve developed all-wheel drive. According to another Mr. Musk’s tweet, their aim was to make “insane traction”, but “insane speed was a side effect”.
The Tesla Model S P85 will also have its acceleration time improved, but the improvement won’t be as drastic as it is for the P85D.
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