Tesla Now Offers Ludicrous Retrofit For Model S P90D

2 years ago by Mark Kane 11

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous Mode

Tesla Model S P90D Ludicrous Mode

Tesla has introduced in its “Gear Shop” the Ludicrous Mode upgrade package for the P90D version of the Model S.

On the North American market pricing was set at $10,000 (in-line with price of the option when ordering new P90DL), but that excludes labor.

In other words it’s still smart(er) to order Ludicrous Mode from the start, but now P90D owners at least have the chance to slightly improve those 0-60 mph times from 3.1 to 2.8 seconds in the future.

We believe that all P90Ds are equipped with most everything needed to have Ludicrous Mode, and for the most part this feature just need activation (and someone to change the badge on the car from P90D to P90D).

It’s interesting to note that the upgrade for P85D to P85D costs $5,000 (after price cut from $7,500), initiated at the time due to the upgrade being made available so quickly after the initial launch of the P85D while original orders were still in transit.

Ludicrous Mode P90D

$ 10,000.00

Please visit a Tesla Service Center to purchase.

Tesla PN:  1074943-00-A

Price shown is for the upgrade only and excludes labor. Tax will be charged at the time of purchase. Global pricing may vary.

Upgrade the level of performance in your existing P90D from “INSANE” to “LUDICROUS”! This upgrade will decrease 0-60 mph time by 10% to 2.8 seconds with a quarter mile time of 10.9 seconds. The time to 155 mph is now 20% faster than a standard Model S Performance.

The LUDICROUS mode upgrade is available for all P90D vehicles. These vehicles will receive updated badging to P90D where the underline denotes the LUDICROUS upgrade.

Cost of installation labor is not included in price, please contact your nearest Service Center to confirm the labor rate and availability.

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11 responses to "Tesla Now Offers Ludicrous Retrofit For Model S P90D"

  1. Scott says:

    Labor?? Is that just to replace the badge? Pretty sure it’s just software.

    1. jelloslug says:

      It’s not just software.

    2. Stephen says:

      I thought higher current components were needed.
      Why isn’t this fixed price labor? It should be the same for all customers.

      1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

        Yeah, hardware. Pretty sure I read something about a major fuse that was upgraded for Ludicrous mode, if nothing else.

        Speaking as someone who lives in the Midwest in Kansas,, I’m very glad labor prices aren’t fixed nationwide. In general, the cost of living here is about half what it is on the coasts, and wages are commensurately lower. Auto repair shops in this region certainly shouldn’t charge what those in Los Angeles and New York City do!

    3. mr. M says:

      Sure everything on a Tesla is only software. Therefore Tesla is sooo cool. That is as much software as stamping the frunk is software.

  2. pjwood1 says:

    Bummer. It now looks like only original owner P85D vehicles, bought before 7/17/15, will ever see the Ludicrous upgrade. This could also affirm that 90kwh batteries are already good to go, as 85’s require >full day’s shop time. This is Tesla saying “enough, is enough”, with the laborious 1500 amp fuse fitments.

    Money is relative, but an unsung value to it is a slower power roll-off, as state of charge decreases. The cars lose a couple dozen kw of output, simply going from 100%, to ~60% charged. Ludicrous also slowed that down.

    1. Josh says:

      I hope that means lots of P85Ds hitting the used market for cheap. Insane Mode would be a huge upgrade for me.

    2. Model S says:

      Oh boo hoo! Poor P85D owners, their cars can only do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and they wont be able to make it .4 seconds quicker wah wah wah.

      Who cares! Every Tesla is super quick.

      An 85 is way more than anyone needs for acceleration. Everything above that is just absurd (In a good way)

      1. pjwood1 says:

        ‘absurd’ Do you know something the rest of us don’t?

  3. ffbj says:

    I restate my prediction for Ridiculous mode for the Model III, for 5k extra. This is pure speculation, but they skipped over that speed from ‘Space Balls.’ Methinks there is some methodology to their insanity.

    1. Anon says:

      They do seem to plan things waaay in advance…