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car and driver P90D 11.1 @ 121 MPH

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fiksegts, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. fiksegts

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    shokunin P85 & S40

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    still disappointed we're not seeing 10's.. To trim weight, they opted for no pano roof, no 2nd charger, and no rear seats. Close, but no cigar.
     
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    with drag radials its a 10 second car easily. a 121mph trap speed is no joke, especially for a stock 4800lb sedan
     
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    While it's true it's traction limited up to 30 MPH, adding drag radials would only improve the time if the software allowed more power below below 30 MPH. As of this point, adding the wider 21" wheels doesn't improve the time over the 19" skinnier wheels so adding slicks won't do it either. But Tesla could and should add a drag radial mode. Also, adding more power at one one RPM will increase the torque at that RPM as well and the lower the RPM, the more torque the same power makes. Tesla may not be taking advantage of the 21" wheel traction as it is below 30 MPH because the extra torque may be beyond the design limit of the shafts and bearings or get to close to it for their reliability comfort.
     
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    Traction limited, yes, however there is still a hint of wheelspin 0-30. If they can improve the 60foot by any means possible (cutting out that wheelspin), it will definitely shave some time up top
     
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    Did they use the new launch mode? It doesn't really say.
     
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    To clarify, no rear-facing seats. Taking out the rear seats would be... impressive.
     
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    The Model S rear seats (2nd row) are pretty heavy. If you have ever folded them down to access the trunk, you can feel how heavy they are. Must be a safety thing.
     
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    no wheel spin at all in my car..... drag radials would not help....



     
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    pedriscoll True Blue Tesla Fan

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    Truly amazing. I have a "lowly" 85D and launching it still takes my breath away. My fastest 0-60 has been 4.0. I can't imagine what 2.8 feels like.
     
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    11.1 is impressive and said to be the average of 2 runs in opposite directions.

    Still not 10.9 but very impressive.

    I agree that drag radials would not help.
     
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    I suppose your results may vary. The model S can spin its tires when launching according to other members.
     
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    Turn off traction control, add drag radials, possibly that will take a tenth or two off.
     
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    not at the drag strip, and who knows if they "corrected" the numbers....


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    it won't.... the car does not spin the tires, traction on or off... and launch mode does not work with traction off.. (slip start)


     
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    Agree about the drag strip. Until we start seeing real time slips from drag strips 11.1 didn't happen. They could just have easily corrected for ice factors like mt did.
     
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    I think we have 3 P90Ds running on Sunday at StreetCarDrags.com



     
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    Are the 19" rims any lighter AND if so AND if the traction was equivalent, that MAY have resulted in slightly quicker times (although not likely a full tenth). I think that same issue of C&D has an analysis of the new Mustang GT350's uber light carbon fiber rims on acceleration...pretty impressive delta between them and the regular rims.
     
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    Yes 19 is lighter and therefore faster and better all around.
     
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    #20 jcaspar, Jan 30, 2016
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    Crazy fast! Say good bye to the lowly Audi R8!
     

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