The Tesla Model X is finally on the way—and speeds top out at ‘ludicrous’

Tesla discloses its new model's boutique details.

 

Imad Khan

Tech

Published Sep 2, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 1:14 am CDT

The Tesla Model X has been teased for the past few years, and fans who have preordered the CUV have been patiently awaiting details on when they will receive their electric vehicle. The Model X online configurator is live at last for those who preordered, and Tesla will start making first deliveries in late September.

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No surprise here, the Tesla Model X, with its gullwing doors, will be very expensive. Like $132,000 expensive. It will include a 90-kWh battery with an EPA estimated range of 240 miles. Not terrible by any means.

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The standard Model X can zip from 0-60 in just 3.8 seconds. That’s remarkable considering its size. But because it’s Tesla, there’s bound to be an insane option. For those willing to fork over an extra $10,000, Tesla will add “ludicrous” upgrades. By ludicrous Tesla means being able to rev up from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds.

The Model X will also include other features like blind spot monitoring, but those who get the Signature Series can opt-in for some other neat add-ons: things like heated seats, an upgraded sound system, and air suspension with GPS memory.

A Tow package for $750 is also available and will allow owners to tow up to 5,000 pounds of stuff. And lastly there’s an option for those living in frigid temperatures. Things like a heated steering wheel, more heated seats, wiper defroster, and heated washer nozzles.

H/T Autoblog | Photo via Tesla Motors Club

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*First Published: Sep 2, 2015, 8:31 pm CDT