What if you want a bigger car with a smoother quieter ride?Simple but disappointing answer is:
Tesla doesn't want it any faster.
The best salesperson on the planet couldn't convince a smart person to get a Model S over the 3 AS IS.
What if you want a bigger car with a smoother quieter ride?
Why would anyone buy a 7 series over a 3 series?
It is true that there are probably many people who prefer a smaller vehicle who bought a Model S because it was the only long range electric vehicle available at the time.
The car quickly becomes power limited, even in a 0-60 mph sprint. Three seconds only requires ~ 0.9 G on average, well within the tyre traction capability.I'm thinking sticky tires
We first have to ask ourselves if it's actually limited by physics or software.
I'm willing to bet that 3.1 is possible with enough weight reduction and some slick tires... Time will tellThe car quickly becomes power limited, even in a 0-60 mph sprint. Three seconds only requires ~ 0.9 G on average, well within the tyre traction capability.
A future AWD Model 3 might be able to pull 5 C from the battery and have it fully utilized by the two motors.
Then you are talking about up to 400 kW. Over 3 seconds that is ~ 333 Wh = 1.2 million joules
If 20% motor losses, then 1.2*0.8 = 0.96 MJ to the wheels
If 30% motor losses, then 1.2*0.7 = 0.84 MJ to the wheels
Just the KE from 0 to 60 mph is
0.5 * 1900 * 26.8 * 26.8 = ~ 0.7 MJ
Possible for you ? No
Possible for Tesla ? Probably