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Drag race P85D vs. P85+

jpet

Jan P.
Aug 8, 2014
3,288
201
Herne & Leuven, BE
Note, if you deplete both cars to 60% and then start from a 50 MPH roll, they will pull at the same rate.

Correct, if you put both cars on a race track and start doing laps, you will quickly notice that there's no real difference between the two. I did around 25 hi speed laps yesterday and I could not overtake a P85 with my P85D. If you compare the advertised hp on Tesla's website, you are made to believe the P85D has around 50% more power. On a dragstrip the P85D is the fastest because you can do the run when it's cold and at near 100% SoC. It is a whole different story once you get both cars on a race track at speeds of around 100 mph. I assume upping the 1300A max draw from the battery to 1500A will make the P85D shine the way it was supposed to. I am on the ludicrous list. :wink:
 

electrish

I Sing the Body Electric
Nov 8, 2014
242
6
Ohio
Report back after you get Ludicrous.
I would assume that many people, including myself, are not that much interested in getting to 60 mph 0.3 seconds faster, but in having more horsepower to pass at highway speeds.
 

jpet

Jan P.
Aug 8, 2014
3,288
201
Herne & Leuven, BE
Report back after you get Ludicrous.
I would assume that many people, including myself, are not that much interested in getting to 60 mph 0.3 seconds faster, but in having more horsepower to pass at highway speeds.

We agree. Don't know when we will get the Ludicrous upgrade however. Maybe I have a chance to ask Elon next week.
 

Chasedrgc1223

Nearly Insane
Apr 8, 2015
322
85
NJ
I'd love to see a drag race between the P85D and 85D, and even P85 vs 85D. Considering the 85D is faster than the P85 from a stop, I'd love to see rolling acceleration between all three of them.
 

jpet

Jan P.
Aug 8, 2014
3,288
201
Herne & Leuven, BE
I'd love to see a race between a P85D and a 85D on a race track. The P85D will kill the 85D on a drag strip, that's for sure. But, what happens if both cars start chasing eachother lap after lap at high speed? I really have no idea which car would win. They have a completely different set of motors and the P85D quickly gets power limited at high speed. Don't know if the 85D would be able to beat the P85D in those circumstances. It's a pitty no 85D owner showed up at the track last Sunday. We had 2 P85Ds and a lot of P85s but no 85D yet. Maybe next time...
 

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