It was leaked quite some time ago, and has more or less been confirmed, though not by Tesla. The 100kWh battery option is headed for the 2017 Tesla Model S, according to sources pointing to the approval of a 100kWh pack by Dutch vehicle parts regulator RDW.

As such, it would only be a matter of time before Tesla officially announces the option along with its pricing for the electric sedan, which goes as far as 294 miles on a single charge of its 90kWh battery.

The extra 10kWh capacity is apparently going to add another 90 miles or so on the Model S and take its ultimate range up to about 380 miles. That’s a tad too generous though.

Either way, of more interest to prospective buyers would be how much more powerful the vehicle is as a P100D model. With Ludicrous Mode enabled, its current range-topping P90D variant is capable of racing to 60mph from a standstill in an impressive 2.6 seconds.

How fast do you think the 2017 Tesla Model S P100D would go? And since the price of the P90D version stands at $110,500, how much do you think the 100kWh performance model would cost?

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