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3.0 upgrade- does it effect acceleration?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by NYCelectric, May 20, 2017.

  1. NYCelectric

    NYCelectric New Member

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    I own an original very orange roadster.
    I only have 5,000 miles on it,
    I am contemplating the 3.0 upgrade to retain the value of the car. I am concerned that it might effect acceleration. Tesla is not able to answer this question. Any answers here?

    Thank you!

    G
     
  2. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    After you have driven 200 miles on a single charge, the 3.0 acceleration is better. :)

    But seriously, I haven't been able to tell the difference either way.
     
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  3. MileHighMotoring

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    To each their own, and I mean no disrespect, but if you don't drive the car, why spend $30k on the equivalent of a larger gas tank?
     
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  4. bolosky

    bolosky Member

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    At least as far as the VDS is concerned, the 3.0 upgrade is a pretty significant increase in power (I saw it claiming 243kW on a full battery when it was new). Presumably, this more than makes up for the small weight increase, so it's probably quicker. But I'm not aware of anyone who's really measured it.
     
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  5. DeedWest

    DeedWest Too Many Roadsters

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    I've driven a 2.5 Sport with a 3.0 battery, and it felt nearly identical to my previous 2.5 Sport. They both had the same tires. However, I wasn't able to do several tests and log data or anything.
     
  6. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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