Remember the alleged software patch for the Tesla Model S P85D that would unlock the “true” potential of the electric car’s dual motors? Well, it’s happening, and soon.
Road & Track shared the news, citing a number of Tweets from CEO Elon Musk’s personal Twitter account. According to Musk, the Model S P85D’s 0 to 60 time should improve by about 0.1 seconds after the update finishes installing. That’s an improvement of just over 3 percent, but when you get down into the low digits (3.2 seconds at present), that’s certainly not nothing.
The “un-D” (see what we did there?) Model S P85 should also see an acceleration improvement, though with only one drive motor, it won’t be quite so significant. Perhaps the coolest thing about the software patch is that it will transmit to customer cars automatically, through telekinesis, or radio waves, or some such.
Remember OBD II updates? Pah! How last-century.
Of course, after telling the Twittering world of the impending update, Musk had to Tweet again to remind owners of the practical reasons for the patch: