That’s an improvement of 0.2 seconds for any Raven-equipped Model S Performance

Tesla Model S was fast, and now it’s gotten even faster. The company has quietly updated the Raven-equipped Model S Performance’s 0-60 mph figures on its website from 2.5 seconds to 2.3 seconds.

The automaker makes changes official on its website only once they have updated the product. Electrek reports that Tesla sent out an e-mail to Model S Performance owners intimating them about this update. This means the cars that will be sold from now on – and perhaps even examples from the previous months – will boast faster acceleration.

Overview

The Model S Performance Now Does a 2.3-Second Sprint to 60 MPH
- image 890954

Internal combustion-engined cars require a lot of effort to make them faster. You need to make changes to the exhaust system, transmission, and upgrade the wheels and tires to sprint quicker. However, an EV requires just a software tune and you’re good to go. Of course, it requires the supporting hardware as well, but Tesla provides that right from the factory and just sends over the updates to make it quick. Although EVs don’t involve the joy of spending time (and money, of course) at the garage and changing numerous physical components to shave off a few tenths of a second, this too, is pretty cool, isn’t it?

There Are A Few Factors Responsible For The Improved Acceleration

The Model S Performance Now Does a 2.3-Second Sprint to 60 MPH
- image 890966

The reduced 0-60 mph time can partly be credited to the Cheetah Stance that the company launched recently. In 2019, Tesla came up with a “Smart Adaptive Air Suspension” for the Model S and the Model X.

The Cheetah Stance makes use of this wherein the front axle goes lower, the rear lifts up, and the car is launched with full power.

The company also claims that the thermal endurance is improved by three times. Tesla didn’t release any data about the improved thermal endurance or the faster 0-60 mph time. But it looks like these two aspects have resulted in a faster time.

The Model S Performance Owners Were Notified

The Model S Performance Now Does a 2.3-Second Sprint to 60 MPH
- image 890952

This is the e-mail sent out to the Model S Performance owners:

“You asked for it. With our latest over-the-air software update to Model S Performance, we improved 0-60 acceleration to 2.3 seconds and quarter-mile time to 10.4 seconds. Go for more back-to-back runs with improved thermal endurance, and activate Launch Mode with a press of the pedals. Launch Mode’s new Cheetah Stance lowers the front axle and adjusts damping before entry for better traction and faster acceleration off the line. You’ll automatically receive this update based on your location and vehicle configuration—you can’t request the update. Connect to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to download and install quicker.”

Final Thoughts

The Model S Performance Now Does a 2.3-Second Sprint to 60 MPH
- image 890953

With these constant updates, there’s no way you can get bored with the Model S Performance. Surprisingly, YouTube channel DragTimes tested the Cheetah stance on the Model S and noticed a peak power increase of 45 horses! Looks like good times ahead for new Tesla Model S Performance and Model X Performance owners.

What are your thoughts about this? Share them with us in the comments section below.

Source: Tesla

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
About the author

Related Articles

Tesla Model S Performance With The ’Cheetah Stance’ Sets A New Quarter-Mile Record

2017 Tesla Model S

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: