Tesla Model S vs. Porsche 911 In Record-Breaking Speed Test

Posted February 10, 2017

Moran also makes an appeal to Tesla management's desire for more smoothly run production operations, which is likely an attempt to get through to the company as it gears up for Model 3 production and will need to focus on maximizing efficiency. If you go with the 2.5-second result, the P100D would be the third-fastest production vehicle, behind the Ferrari LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder, neither of which are now being sold.

Elon Musk predicted that when the Ludicrous mode Easter egg (aka Ludicrous+) was unlocked, the extra 33 horsepower would scoot the P100D to 60 in 2.34 seconds, beating the regular Ludicrous mode's 2.5 second time.

Tesla Inc. will start preparing for a full-scale commercial production of its Model 3 sedan on February 20, according to a report. Additionally, he said that the distance of a quarter of a mile would be covered in 10.6 seconds. A different source told Reuters that design changes were still being made to Model 3, which might delay the full-scale production.

Separately, sources told Reuters that Tesla planned to begin test-building the Model 3 on February 20.

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The remarkable thing about Tesla's automobile lineup is not just that they're electric vehicles with fancy technologies such as Auto Pilot (self-driving mode), but that they remain sporty in performance. These critics claim that a delayed rollout of Model 3 could be detrimental to Tesla's ambitions in the mass markets given stiff competition from established larger mainstream automakers, such as GM.

With almost 400,000 preorders on the books, there are few more anticipated cars than the $35,000 Tesla Model 3.

According to Tesla officials, these preparations will allow the company to gain the number of producing around 500,000 units of Model 3 per year from year 2018. Tesla would also be able to better answer questions about the Model 3's rollout that are expected for the call.

That's a very aggressive ramp-up for a new model from a company that built a total of 83,922 vehicles previous year, its highest production ever.