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Churchill Insurance - Acceleration Boost

s88ats

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Jul 12, 2020
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London
Perfect thanks guys. I thought that would be the case, now it's going to be how 'disciplined' I can be in not flooring it (proving difficult already without the boost).

Have any of you noticed any changes to the top speed, or is it just the quicker acceleration that the boost changes.
 

Glan gluaisne

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Sep 11, 2019
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2,711
UK
It all depends on frequency/success of wrestling control back from your right leg.

And also whether or not you play the game of looking at the data from your last drive to see if you exceeded your personal best for holding maximum power for the longest period of time. Heck of a challenge, as the car exceeds all speed limits within seconds, so maintaining anything over a couple of hundred kW for more than a couple of seconds is pretty hard to do . . .
 

Drew57

Active ember
Apr 4, 2020
1,115
1,351
Chester UK
I have to keep explaining to the wife that each journey I make that looks on the nav to be exactly the same as one she took but with much more kWs used was down to weather, horrendous head wind, road conditions etc. I've told her that 'her' sport driving profile is obviously faulty & must default to chill but she's having none of it.

Lesson learned - try to keep things like the energy screen or the trip cards to yourself. For your beloved, explain just enough to be able to drive safely, no more (...she's even discovered the means to track me in motion using the app location so that must be faulty too - she sometimes claims I was over the legal limit.... surely not? )
 

VanillaAir_UK

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Jun 17, 2019
8,235
5,759
Surrey, UK
I'm pretty sure it wont change top speed for the very reason that the base Performance (when it was available without PUP as a mandatory option) didn't get the top speed increase. The top speed improvement came with the PUP and i believe then, only when the spoiler was fitted - not all were.

You are more likely to get the speed improvement if you buy the Tesla spoiler - but no mention of it in the $800 sales blurb.
 

GRiLLA

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Jul 5, 2020
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UK
The spoiler is purely cosmetic and provides no additional downforce nor speed gains

While this may be the case there was a point last year where M3P were shipped without the spoiler fitted, and were configured to have a lower top speed until the spoiler was fitted. Bjorn did a video about getting the speed unlocked when the spoiler was fitted ->
 

Blokie

2021 M3LR
Nov 7, 2020
200
103
UK
Has anybody had any dealigns with Churchill recently regarding the Acceleration Boost?

I'l due to collect by LR next Wednesday....
 

curmudgeon

Member
Jul 11, 2019
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Northern Ireland
Spoke to LV about this today and they charge an extra 23 pounds for the acceleration boost. Which is kind of OK I think.

They mark it on the policy as "Chipping - engine management system changes" :rolleyes:
 
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m3p_uk

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Aug 1, 2019
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While this may be the case there was a point last year where M3P were shipped without the spoiler fitted, and were configured to have a lower top speed until the spoiler was fitted. Bjorn did a video about getting the speed unlocked when the spoiler was fitted ->
Wonder what the limit is in my m3p- ? Assume it's the lower but remember it saying 162 when ordering...
 

Durzel

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Jul 17, 2019
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2,409
Bath, UK
Spoke to LV about this today and they charge an extra 23 pounds for the acceleration boost. Which is kind of OK I think.

They mark it on the policy as "Chipping - engine management system changes" :rolleyes:
Considering the increase in power (which must be pretty significant to drop the 0-60 by 1/2 a second when it's already low) I think £23 extra premium is pretty damn good!
 

Blokie

2021 M3LR
Nov 7, 2020
200
103
UK
When I spoke with Churchill before taking out my policy just before Christmas they said there was no extra cost for AB.
 

Andrew82

New Member
Apr 19, 2021
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7
UK
In case it's useful for others to know, I've just insured my M3 Long Range with Admiral. They have confirmed in writing that they don't even need to note the acceleration boost on my policy, and there will be no increase in my premium.
 
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trueadm

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May 9, 2021
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Kent
I got my insurance with Direct Line over the weekend for my M3LR. I asked about Autopilot and the Acceleration Boost. The woman on the phone knew of both. She added "Tesla - Autopilot Software" to my policy and it reduced the price by £40! Then she added "Tesla - Acceleration Boost Software" and then mentioned that Direct Line would no longer be able to insurance my car with this option. So I had to mention that I would not go ahead with that change for me to take out the policy :/
 
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