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320kw on S85?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Muzzman1, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Muzzman1

    Muzzman1 Member

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    I have a question :
    I know that 320kw of energy converts directly to about 429hp. The exact HP rating of the P85.
    The S85 is rated at 362hp, why is it when I mash the accelerator I regularly see 320kw on my S85?
    My car is now on 5.9 and it looks as though the gauge is no longer logarithmic but linear.
    Any ideas from the experts?
     
  2. tom66

    tom66 Member

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    The P85 actually does peak 363kW (484 motor HP.) Tesla just add a margin - possibly to overcome drive-train and tyre losses?
     

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