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Ask Tesla to make active spoiler available for 90D

junda

Member
Nov 26, 2015
5
1
Mountain View, CA
Model X page lists it as a feature for both 90D and P90DD, but design studio says it's P90D only. Is this just another trick Tesla trying to push more people to P90D?

I asked Elon on twitter, feel free to retweet!
junda on Twitter:

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Macgaver

Member
Dec 6, 2014
281
61
Montreal, Canada
I agree, it should be available to 90D.

For the Model-S, the spoiler is for performance enhancement and make sense for P model only. But for the Model-X that spoiler is adding 1.6% range improvements.

BUT, maybe the 90D have a fixed spoiler. It's my guess since I cannot believe they would impact the range on their "range optimal" model.

We definitively need more information
 

CarlK

Active Member
Mar 23, 2013
1,919
1,236
SF Bay Area
Yes you could get it but it's a $20K option. It's the same for the carbon fiber spoiler on the S. One of the purposes, as you mentioned, is to make the more expensive models different enough as an incentive for people to put out the extra $20K. I don't think there is a chance that Tesla will change that. I mentioned it in another thread Porsche must have 5 or 6 different types of spoiler on all those 911 variations. You could always tell the model level by the size of the spoiler. On the other hand all of these models are capable of going above 180 mph so it is really not only for performance purpose.
 

RomainiacWV

Member
Jul 20, 2013
61
14
Charleston, WV
Totally agree. Living where I do you are very range concious given very limited infrastructure. Would not trade to P due to losing the range just to gain spoiler but would pay for spoiler to increase range on the 90D
 

junda

Member
Nov 26, 2015
5
1
Mountain View, CA
I agree, it should be available to 90D.

For the Model-S, the spoiler is for performance enhancement and make sense for P model only. But for the Model-X that spoiler is adding 1.6% range improvements.

BUT, maybe the 90D have a fixed spoiler. It's my guess since I cannot believe they would impact the range on their "range optimal" model.

We definitively need more information

Another weird thing is my 90D pic shown in design studio has the active spoiler. But I just assume it's a small bug.
 

Macgaver

Member
Dec 6, 2014
281
61
Montreal, Canada
Another weird thing is my 90D pic shown in design studio has the active spoiler. But I just assume it's a small bug.

Hi Junda. If the P90D picture don't shot the spoiler, and the 90D do show the spoiler ... then maybe the spoiler is just always up. For me it would be ok since I am not confident the spoiler will be able to retract in winter in my area. Sometime after long distance travelling, my Audi-Q5 back have 2-3 inches of hard snow packed.

Can you confirm you don't see the spoiler on the P90D ?
 

Karl-Heinz

Member
Mar 7, 2012
23
9
EU
I would appreciate a Tesla info about the range influence of the spoiler, and (with the quantified range impact) have a opportunity to order it with the 90D as Option
 

BornToFly

Supporting Member
May 8, 2013
1,769
11,833
Elon's world
It looks like the 90D has the spoiler fixed in the up position for range, and for the middle brake light. I don't think it looks very good, and agree that Tesla should make a retracting spoiler standard.
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Mark Z

Active Member
Mar 12, 2013
1,848
1,325
North Orange County
Just a quick comment that I had my detailer wrap the spoiler top and painted sides to protect it when the hatch is raised with a low ceiling and I forget to reset the distance for stopping the hatch.

The Model S carbon fiber spoiler can take occasional hits and survive nicely. These spoilers are going to require more care, IMHO.
 

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