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70D vs. 85 in HP and zero to sixty

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by donaldp, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. donaldp

    donaldp Member

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    The 70D has 329 HP and goes zero to sixty in 5.2 seconds per the latest upgrade to the order website. The 85 has 362 hp and goes zero to sixty in 5.4 seconds. This makes no sense to me. Can someone explain or is that inaccurate?
     
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    Traction. Power to weight.
     
  3. Stoneymonster

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    Also, the 85 was always sandbagged in the Tesla specs. I think people were getting closer to 5.0.
     
  4. Thud

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    S85 gets around 4.9 in real world testing. I think the rated performance specs are mostly just marketing to persuade people to go with a dual motor car. I would suspect that the 70D and S85 will be essentially identical in actual testing.
     
  5. invisik

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    I hope the S85 is over-rated.... else it stinks! :)

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    I think the S85 also went up, on the website, from 5.2, to 5.4. If the 70D matches the 85, I'd bet we see a faster 0-30, and a slower 30-60. The 60kwh car had worse roll-on, with real world 0-60 around 5.9 seconds. With battery size comes discharge and power potential. If you're planning on giving up 15kwh, of that 25kwh difference, don't plan on it coming without a sacrifice, in more than just range.

    I think the easiest way to remember Tesla's fading RWD history is 5.9, 4.9 and 3.9, for each P, 85 and 60.
     
  7. samcarney

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    I suspect there is less intervention from traction control with all wheel drive.
     

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