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First thoughts on P85D acceleration, day 1

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Aargau, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. Aargau

    Aargau Member

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    I tested Insane mode this evening at the metered lights on I-280. Waited an extra amount of time to get a clear path in front of me.

    You know how when you go into to the ocean, and your muscles fight the surf's rhythm of pushing and pulling, towards shore and away from the shore; that even an hour later, on dry land, you still feel this phantom force?

    That's what I feel now, even after sitting down for 15 minutes. It's still there, tugging at my cheek muscles and my scalp.

    I still feel that acceleration...


    a little scary. Be forewarned.
     
  2. Dutchie

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    Great analogy, wish I could experience it soon :crying:
     
  3. Hmbldr1

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    Thank you for the post. I am suppose to get my P85D December 27th for my birthday!
     
  4. sundoc

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    I test drove one today... amazing, just amazing!
    Enjoy your ride!
     
  5. Hmbldr1

    Hmbldr1 Member

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    Your showing estimated delivery 12-15. Did you get it yet?
     
  6. Volt

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    Completely agree with you Aargau. I took delivery of my P85D about three hours ago and can't wipe the grin from my face. When Jeremy Clarkson is really excited about a car's torque he'll sometimes use the word, "biblical". That's an apt choice for the P85D. I've just come from a 996 Porsche Turbo (with X50), which was no slouch at 3.7 s 0-60. this is altogether MUCH more...and I LOVE it!
     
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    I hate you all LOL
     
  8. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    #8 ArtInCT, Dec 18, 2014
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    Just back from my Test Drive.... KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN Aargau..... read my report Here...-->> #376
     
  9. Jgdixon

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    I was the first person to test drive the white P85D in Toronto. All I can say is that insane is the right word.
    After 4 acceleration runs I was a bit nauseous! I can't wait for mine. I agree on the traction, it was a bit damp and no wheel slip whatsoever. I invented a word about 40 years ago that other people have taken credit for, it seems appropriate here. Gription! That is the new word for the D, unbelievable gription. Feel free to use it. Lol

    Oh, and the front next gen seats were awesome too.
     
  10. Jgdixon

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    Oh well Dr. Did you get my point?

    Why is it that people lurk on the forums and then on their first post feel they have to correct our grammar?
     
  11. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Bravo on a memorable first post.

    Why is it some people feel both the need to generalize about large populations and appear to having a burning need to correct others?
     
  12. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Cause they're English? :)

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
  13. Vitaman

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    When Volt said that he had come from a Porsche Turbo.....I was sold.
     
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    Do all of these P85D's have 21" wheels or do some have 19's? Do we have any real world testimony about the difference between 21 and 19 on the P85D?
     
  15. Aargau

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    Some have 19". I've only tried the 21" wheels, but my friend's P85D is due this week with 19" wheels. Some time in 2015 I should be able to report back.
     
  16. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    That's unfair. We English are perfectly happy to generalize about small populations as well.


    Back on topic, I think this is an example of the reverse of the mpg problem.

    People might think 0.7s faster, but what they'll feel is more than 20% more ridiculously forceful than the very forceful P.
     
  17. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Maybe I'll keep a general release from liability form in my car and have passengers sign it. Just for effect :)
     
  18. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Or the UI should have an option to force entering a PIN to turn on insane. Turn your key, sir...
     
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    Remember the (mis)quite from George Bernard Shaw:

    England and America are two countries separated by a common language.

    (...note that he apparently never actually said this, but it is now entrenched in current 'knowledge')
     
  20. Aargau

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    Took a P85+ person on a test ride today. I think I made another P85D sale....

    I've now gotten adept at smashing that accelerator to maximize the performance. For the very first time, I felt a little slip and catch in one or two tires, it may have been the slightly wet road.


    I think the appropriate quote from Shaw regarding Tesla is:

    "The
    reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
     

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