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1/8 Mile Texas Dragstrip - 2015 P85D

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by bcampbelllds, Feb 26, 2017.

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Would launch control improve on these times?

Poll closed Mar 28, 2017.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. bcampbelllds

    bcampbelllds Member

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    My local strip is North Star raceway just outside Denton, TX. Great facility and the track prep was outstanding. I've had my P85D for over a year and have been eagerly waiting for a chance to see what the vehicle will do on an eighth mile raceway.

    First run was 7.3388 @ 92.33mph, 94% SOC. Max battery on and creep mode off. Low suspension and tire psi at 47. Car has 28,000 miles.

    Last run of the day was the best 7.2921 @ 93.07, 88% SOC. Didn't use launch control on any run, so maybe the times can get better.

    I still can't believe most people at this strip didn't know what a Tesla is and what it can do. I had fun explaining all the features. I was hoping to get close to a 7.50 time and to my surprise this car did much better. Posted the time slips below.

    If you get the chance, head out to your local dragstrip and you won't regret it. It's a lot of fun to see and talk about all kinds of different vehicles.
     

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  2. Pezpunk

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    not sure about the P85D, but launch control does help a bit on the P100D. knocks off a tenth or two.
     
  3. bcampbelllds

    bcampbelllds Member

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    I'll post videos later today.
     
  4. NSX1992

    NSX1992 Member

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    You should spend the $5,000 plus tax and get Ludicrous. My best times in my P85DL is 7.066 @ 96.850 using slip mode. Launch Mode did not help the ET but hurts reaction time. At my last race, I lucked out and got a 0.000 reaction time.
     
  5. Elliott P100D

    Elliott P100D Member

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    I also went to our local racetrack when it opened April 22, 2017. I went again on Saturday the 29th. My best time was 6.97 at 103 mph. I was able to stay on the second race day till gamblers bracket racing and I won!

    My second and final competition was against a snowmobile. I pushed him out... I was so quick, and he needed to be faster than his dial in. It's hard for a beginner, me, to explain about dial in and how it's important. But suffice it to say, he went faster to cross the finish line first than he had said he could go. It might be called sandbagging, or, the fastest run that snowmobile ever ran. That is a detail that is unclear. But, two details that are clear:

    1) a win is a win.

    2) i'm going back to work on my reaction
    time because this is more fun than any
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  6. NSX1992

    NSX1992 Member

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    A reaction time of .07 is excellent. Did you use launch mode?
     
  7. Elliott P100D

    Elliott P100D Member

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    No, not yet. I don't have a reason to.

    I broke the track electric car record yesterday with a 6.93 while racing. Although I am planning on experimenting with launch mode on my next trip to the drag strip. (which would be my 4th time)

    I will post my results here, thanks.
     
  8. Elliott P100D

    Elliott P100D Member

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    I try to upload an image in jpeg, and my phone says it cannot because of low memory. What's going on? Is TMC on a photo diet? Or, does my account have an upload limit?
     
  9. St Charles

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