After spending a few days with the P85D I am left wondering about the best way to launch from a stop. The AWD definitely helps prevent wheelspin, but it's not 100% and depending on street surface I've noticed that there can still be some spin on full throttle starts. Then I came across Motor Trend's review of the P85D and noticed the commentary pasted below. I tried their technique. It really seemed to make a positive difference. Is this theory on the potentiometer and giving the pedal a strong kick to the firewall real science? "Consequently, the easiest way to flatten your retinas at a dragstrip isn't by just stomping on the right pedal. Instead, you draw your foot back and kick the living hell out of it. (I'm serious.) Your foot's flying start at the pedal means the potentiometer opens the battery's electron floodgate that much sooner, and without the teeniest tire chirp, the P85D accelerates at the highest rate the road's mu (its coefficient of friction) allows. It's surreally efficient. Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/alternative/1411_2015_tesla_model_s_p85d_first_test/#ixzz3NgpVG1oh"