Tesla's ludicrously fast car may get more punch

Tesla Model S P100D
Source: Tesla

Tesla's extremely quick Model S P100D may get just a tiny bit quicker after an upcoming software update.

Tesla chairman and CEO Elon Musk talked about the change on Twitter on Wednesday.

When the P100D was first announced in August, Tesla claimed the car, equipped with Tesla's high-performance "Ludicrous mode," was now the quickest production car in the world in terms of acceleration. Tesla compared it to the likes of the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder, which accelerated faster but were limited-run cars, while the Tesla will be factory-produced for the general public. The Model S has a 100 kilowatt hour battery with a 315 mile EPA range.

The Model X also has a P100D battery option, which Musk also suggested might be getting a boost.

The Model X P100D, which also has Ludicrous mode — a performance mode that allows an increase in acceleration through electronics — was advertised back in August as able to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds and will be able to travel 289 miles on a single charge.

The Model S P100D starts at $134,500 and the Model X 100D starts at $135,500.

The battery is also available as an upgrade to P90D Ludicrous owners of both models for $20,000.