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0 to 60 time now 2.1 seconds

Discussion in 'Roadster 2020' started by Pinot.Noir, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Pinot.Noir

    Pinot.Noir Member

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    I see a couple of news stories stating that Tesla is now advising 0 to 60 time of 2.1 seconds.

    That's it, I'm out!
     
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    Sad news.
    Guess I'll hang on to my Yugo.
     
  3. CarlK

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    That was a mis-quote from Elon's tweet. He was repeating 0-100 km/h number mention in a CleanTechnica article but somehow mixed mph and km/h.
     
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  4. Pinot.Noir

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    Are you sure you aren't just trying to suck me back in? Those 2 tenths mean the world to me!
     
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    So here's how I can see this playing out. . .
    • Tesla confirm that the specs are reduced and it's now 2.1 seconds.
    • All the billionaires who already have 40 exotic cars, a couple of private jets and a yacht cancel their orders in protest and buy Pininfarina Battistas instead.
    • In response to the outcry, Tesla cuts the base price in half.
    I mean, I can dream. . . right?
     
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  6. CarlK

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    #6 CarlK, Jul 7, 2019
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    Not going to help you to save 200 grand. ;)

    Here is Elon's tweet that started this. He was replying a CleanTechnica article which compared 0-100km/h numbers of Roadster and Ferrari's PHEV supercar. Can't imagine he would make such an important change so casually and without an explanation.

    Elon Musk on Twitter

    Electrek took that out of context and started the "downgrade" rumor without any verifications and supporting evidences including spec on the Tesla website that still says 1.9 sec 0-60.

    Tesla’s new Roadster 0-60 mph acceleration gets downgraded to 2.1 secs ‘without rocket thrusters’ - Electrek

    A true sports car with MS ludicrous acceleration and price would actually be the ideal car for me.
     
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  7. Pinot.Noir

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    Thanks CarlK. I was ready to just order 6 cases of DRC, but you brought me back!
     
  8. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S->X->M3-->R2020?

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    I'm honestly quite miffed. When I've put my deposit down on each new Tesla, my mantra to the haters and doubters has always been the same: "Elon may miss his release date but doesn't miss his performance numbers & usually beats them with up-sell! I now have egg on my face! :mad:
     
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    To be explicitly clear in case of any confusion: Electrek got this completely wrong. There is no performance downgrade on the next-gen Roadster.
     
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    DrTaras R254->R725->S->X->M3-->R2020?

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    So you're saying this is not true?
    Tesla’s new Roadster 0-60 mph acceleration gets downgraded to 2.1 secs ‘without rocket thrusters’ - Electrek
     
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    No it's not true. See explanation in my post #6. What had been downgraded was Electrek that has becoming nothing but a clickbait internet joke.
     
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    DrTaras R254->R725->S->X->M3-->R2020?

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    @CarlK so indeed it was an accident and the difference between 100 kmph (62-ish mph) instead of 60 mph? Where did Elon correct the record? I'm confused (but to be fair, that's a constant state of affairs) o_O
     
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    Electrek has really gone downhill. When I see a title of an article or the content regarding Tesla, I first look if it's from Electrek. If it is, I assume it's at best misleading. Power and free Roadsters apparently corrupts quickly.
     
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    #14 CarlK, Jul 8, 2019
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    It's pretty obvious if you bother to read that original CleanTechnica article Elon replied to. In twitter replies most people got it already. Even Fred has raised the question although he just published the article anyway without getting an answer or verification elsewhere. Really a sad case of journalism (although I should not use the word to describe that site). BTW Elon no longer reply Fred's tweets if you have not noticed it.
     
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    DrTaras R254->R725->S->X->M3-->R2020?

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    Thank you @tonybelding #NameFromThePast ;)
     
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    Thanks for point that out. It got pretty confusing.
     
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    DrTaras R254->R725->S->X->M3-->R2020?

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    Kinda condescending o_O
     
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    Wasn't the intention but it sure could look that way. Just trying to get the point cross.
     
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    If the explanation you are providing is correct, that the 2.1 number is for 0-100 Km/h and the 0-60 mph number is still 1.9, that means that the 60mph - 100 Km/h (roughly 60-62mph) time is 0.2s.

    That doesn't pass the sniff test. Something is still wrong here.
     
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