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85D Potential Performance?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by jasonjax, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. jasonjax

    jasonjax Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    Ponte Vedra FL
    I'm about to take delivery of my 85D, and I was looking around at some of the performance threads on P85 vs. 85D etc. (obviously P85D/90DL are in another ballpark), but it got me to wondering with two motors albeit lower advertised HP, what would the envelope look like on a 0-60 for a 85D. Are we at max-performance or could future updates potentially push it even further?

    Just curious the thoughts here.
  2. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

    Aug 28, 2014
    North Bend, WA
    The only reason the 85D got a performance boost is becuase they put out the 70D and needed a way to differentiate the 85D and justify the cost. I wouldn't expect any further performance improvements from the car since I don't foresee any additional incentive for Tesla to boost this performance.
  3. Khatsalano

    Khatsalano Member

    Mar 21, 2015
    San Mateo, CA
    I can't tell you about curves or graphs, but I have driven both the 85D (my car) and the P85D extensively. There is a noticeable difference on launch as well as at highway speeds. The P85D is so fast though, you can get yourself car sick if you drive it hard, which I did because it was my loaner for 5 days and I wanted to test it out. It feels slightly heavier in the corners.

    I also recently had a chance to drive a P85+ for two days and wrote up an extensive comparison here vs the S85D:

    - K
  4. clarkbariowa

    clarkbariowa Member

    Apr 4, 2015
    Elgin IL
    Here is something to think about. In six years my p85 might have a 400 mile battery pack. With the way battery technology is going that battery might weigh a lot less. Less weight = faster car :biggrin:. So the potential is there for all models to get faster, especially when the battery weighs 1000 lbs now.

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