Tesla working on sportier Model S with a 0 to 60 mph time of 4.5 seconds

Tesla Motors’ Model S Sedan will hit the markets sometime in 2012. At launched in three trim levels each providing you with a total range of either 160, 230 or 300 miles per charge.

Tesla says so for that 0 to 60 comes in just 5.6 seconds with a top speed that is limited to 130 mph.But what if you want to go faster? At a press event this past weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the company is working on a faster Model S sedan that will cut 0 to 60 mph time to 4.5 seconds.

“That’s quicker than a [Porsche] 911 [Carrera],” Musk said. “Not bad for an electric luxury sedan.”

The sportier Tesla Model S will feature the same 85 kilowatt-hour, 300 miles-per-charge battery pack as the 2012 Model S Signature Series.

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Musk said that it is working on increasing the range of the Model S Signature Series to 320 miles, as tested on the EPA 2 cycle test, with the help of aerodynamic wheels.

Pricing for the Tesla Model S is estimated to start at $49,900 after a federal tax credit of $7,500. A $5,000 reservation fee is required but is refundable.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Green Car Reports