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90D vs P90D acceleration curves

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by ND100, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. ND100

    ND100 Member

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    Does anyone have any info on Model X 90D vs P90D acceleration curves? Obviously Tesla publish the 0-60mph times, but I'm curious on how to interpolate this to other speeds (ie, 0-40 and 0-50 times). From what I can gather the acceleration isn't linear.

    I don't intend to go drag racing and rarely am I going to want to overshoot 60mph by much :)
     
  2. wdolson

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    I don't have any curves, but I did test drive a 90D and the acceleration was plenty for my needs. It merged into traffic on the freeway better than any car I've ever driven and when we went to a road with no traffic and experimented accelerated from a dead stop, it jumped to 40 mph fast enough to make my stomach do back flips.

    My SO would love a P90DL, she wanted to be a race car driver at one time. I'm happy with the 90D.
     
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  3. goneskiian

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    Thanks. This is a great thread that I hope gets some more input. I've ordered a 90D but am considering the upgrade to a P if I can "justify" the extra $$$ outlay. :D:p
     
  4. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    I'd like to see data for a P85 vs 90D. They are supposed to be pretty similar. Might be fun to throw in some other common sports cars as well and make some nifty graphs.
     
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  5. ABCD

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    Haha, I'd like to hear that justification/ROI. My friend with a P90DL S says he just pretends he writes a $1000 check every time he shows off ludicrous. I've got a X90D and when I first floored coming home with the wife in the passenger seat she said wow, that was "ridiculous". Then I told her how much I could have paid to make it insane or ludicrous (needless to say I got the look that I made the right choice). Friends laugh when I tell them my X is the slow version.
     
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  6. ND100

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    Great idea - I've been digging around but haven't found this yet for the Model S. Closest I found was a drag racing video of a Model S 90D vs a P90D. No data, but it shows the P90D (unsurprisingly) pulling ahead pretty quickly.
     
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    I have a 90D as well and the acceleration is more than adequate. Question for 90D/P90D owners. When you launch from a standstill, does the rear of the car "squat" significantly? I know this isn't a sports car, but I was surprised at how much the rear suspension compressed when hitting the accelerator pedal.
     
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    Thank you @ABCD and @joebob73 for the 90D reports! This is what I was hoping to hear and reinforces I made the right decision since I hope to take this baby on some long road trips where range is king.

    Cheers!
     
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    I'd like to see these curves too.

    Has anyone actually timed the 90D? Or made a video of a 0-whatever run?

    Thanks!
     
  10. ModelX+911

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    No comparison.
    The Ludicrous mode feel much faster....
    Do you need it?
    Yes. Got challenged by all AMG, M and Porsche....few times per week, we needed it....
    Drive both and you will agree with me.
     
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  11. ksquared

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    While I would love to see these curves, too, I want to report on my perceptions after test driving the MX today. I am currently driving a 2013 535i M-Sport, and was very impressed by the acceleration of the 90D I drove today. While 0-60 in 3.8 would be nice, the acceleration of the 90D was more than sufficient for me. I didn't even floor it and my family members commented on feeling like they were at Epcot's "Test Track" ride when I punched the acceleration.
     
  12. AZ Desert Driver

    AZ Desert Driver Genesis - The Beginning - MS60D in its nest

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    I've owned muscle cars..and found the times I could stretch their legs was few and far between. now my needs are traffic related and not challenge fueled. this means I want 40-70 acceleration for passing power, not 0-60 drag brag. I call this maturity - but fuddy fits too. ( my spell check is really kicking in wrong tonight- sorry)
     
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    When I test drove a Model S 90D they allowed me to open it up and feel the acceleration. I calculated later that it was about 0.6g. Nothing like a P90DL, but it was more acceleration than I've ever had in a car and my current car has a 5.7L V-8. My SO who grew up with sports cars thought it was OK compared to the sports cars she's driven.

    All I want is the ability to pass on a two lane highway and be able to merge on the freeway with no concerns of getting lunched by a semi. The 90D is extremely well suited for that.
     
  14. Hbmodx

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    I don't have acceleration curves but I have had X90D max range, and it's has plenty of acceleration of the line and at highway speeds. We enjoy the acceleration, my daughter thinks we can launch into space going up small hills, and it can make my SO feel like he stomach got left behind. Test drive an SL and it was truly ludicrous, but for me the extra range seemed more valuable.
     

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