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2017 Motor Trend Race of the World's Fastest Cars

Discussion in 'Model S' started by setipoo, Sep 21, 2017.

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  1. setipoo

    setipoo Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons

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    Nice! I ended up rooting for Tesla like it was a football game :)
    Thanks for the link. I received a message today, read it and then had trouble finding the video.
     
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    Thanks. That was kinda cool.
     
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    I only bought a P100D because it was electric. This had nothing to do with it, honest.
     
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    I can't wait for delivery of my P100 next week! This video made it all the more sweeter :)
     
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    Driving around looking at other cars and knowing you have the fastest car off the lights should it come down to that is quite an incredible feeling... It's also good for your, uh, health. See:
    Fast cars boost men's testosterone levels: research
     
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    @conman LOL! I only bought my car because it's scare-the-pants-off-me fast, I had no idea it was electric I swear.
     
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    If my arithmetic is correct, 0.543 G average acceleration over the 1/4 mile.

    Tesla has room to improve ;-)
     
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    lol that was a good vid, i didn't think it was going to win to be honest...
     
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    I wanted more footage/closeups of those first two seconds where it blasts ahead of everything. That moment really nails what it's like to take off in one.
     
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    I wondered about that too. It appeared as though another car kept pace or even beat the Tesla off the start line but I was not sure. Having to switch gears in an ICE is a heart-breaker.
     
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    I think the 911 TurboS got a better start (reaction time probably) but that was about it for its dash. After that it got creamed.
     
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    Damn I love this car.
     
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    I wonder if ludicrous+ was engaged or even max battery power and at what charge level. They didn't show much in terms of launch modes for many of the vehicles.

    The difference with 100% charge and max battery launch mode is relevant to 0-60 and 1/4 mile times in a racing scenario.
     
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    The only thing missing from the video is the tesla racing channel guy, and a bunch of pissed off hicks complaining they got beat afterwards. Those videos are classics.
     
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    Hilarious!
     
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    They mentioned ludicrous+ in the opening sequence. They faked a conversion to ordinary ludicrous mode just before the drag but that was clearly not what they used, it was just for "colour". Motortrend did all sorts of testing including the best 0-60 times ever and they are intimately familiar with the P100D.
     
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