The company’s configurator doesn’t mention if the improvement came from software or hardware. It simply states: “Quicker acceleration: 0-60 mph in 2.3s.”
In some independent tests, the Model S has even clocked a 2.28-second 0-60 mph run with a quarter-mile time of 10.51 seconds. It is worth noting that the Taycan Turbo S has clocked a quarter-mile time of 10.47 seconds, which is slightly quicker.
Tesla recently released an update to its launch mode, which allows the cars to launch at full power and use a new “Cheeta stance” on the adaptive air suspension. It is unclear if only recently-built Model S Performance models will have this ability but either way, we doubt too many owners will notice the tenth of a second difference.