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Adaptive Suspension v. 3

diver110

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Aug 4, 2019
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Baltimore
I loved the handling on the 3 performance model, but hated the seats. I loved the seats in the S, but thought the handling was decent, but not quite as tight as I would prefer. Does anyone know how the new adaptive suspension in sport mode on the S compares to the 3 performance model?
 

Lhshockey24

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Nov 25, 2017
633
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Livermore, CA + Lake Tahoe
I loved the handling on the 3 performance model, but hated the seats. I loved the seats in the S, but thought the handling was decent, but not quite as tight as I would prefer. Does anyone know how the new adaptive suspension in sport mode on the S compares to the 3 performance model?

I just went from a performance 3 to a Model S with the new adaptive suspension. The P3 suspension was super stiff and at times annoyingly rough. The S “sport” mode suspension is tight but still absorbs bumps nicely and I would consider it reasonably comfortable. “Standard” mode on the S is like “comfort” in most luxury vehicles today.
I felt at times the P3 was almost nauseatingly stiff. I’ve never felt uncomfortable in the S after about a month.
 

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