As reported by Bloomberg, the world’s fastest production car has been given a secret boost which will allow the vehicle to reach 0-60 in 2.4 seconds, but the function is an Easter egg – as in the driver must work out how to activate this function before being able to use it.
In typically quirky Musk fashion, Tesla has snuck Easter eggs into its software before, including one which turned users’ digital display into the control panel of James Bond’s Lotus in The Spy Who Loved Me.
This latest announcement is the first secret detail to actually change the way the car works, however. Musk tweeted yesterday that this feature would be available via next months’ software update.
Production of the Model S began in 2012, and as of December 2015, 100,000 had been sold worldwide. Sales in 2016 have remained almost the same as those of last year, as interest remains steady. Here is a short timeline of the achievements which have been made during the Model S’s lifetime: