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Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Roaddkill, Jul 15, 2015.
Just curious if this is software limited. In theory it could be as fast as forward speed (Yikes!)
I appreciate this thread if only because this is something my (16 y.o.) kid would want to try.
Valet mode until you're 30.
I am waiting for some enterprising Dutch folk to figure out how to disable the limiter, so they can revive this racing series:
(perhaps in the year 2030)
Thanks. Must have changed, Nick Howe's book says 15.
I thought you were asking because of this video.
LOL I was just thinking of the same. I guess he was testing the reverse speed in his Audi.
Those appear to be DAF 33, known as the Dafodil. It was the first car built with a continuously variable transmission. I owned one of those in 1966. The brand new DAF was driven from Virginia to western Kansas (Hays) where i was studying the chalk beds at the time. A drive belt had broken in Hays and the car was left there. I did a quick check and found that an International Harvester combine drive belt was a fit, so I bought the car for $50 and the belt for a dollar or so and had a new DAF. I drove it home to New York, where I lived at the time and later sold it. Weird and wonderful car for the time. It was indeed as fast in reverse as in forward, but not too quick in either direction. Much later I found out that Dutch people of my age thought these "races" were great fun.
Aye the Daf.
Bought by, or merged with Volvo around 1975?
Genious concept with the belt driven automatic transmission but it always felt
like it was reving too high, as in the "wrong gear".
15MPH is what I was told by Tesla.
Just backing up the street last night: 15 mph and that was it.
My nov 13 build P85 will max out at 21mph. Maybe they changed something on the newer cRs?
Obviously there is no legitimate purpose for a higher speed -- but I was just thinking, there probably is no technical reason why the car cannot achieve nearly as high of a speed in reverse as it does in Drive.
maybe it's more aerodynamic... BACKWARDS!
There was a MythBuster's episode on that -- just not with a Tesla.
Chase scenes in action flicks down?
Not really a great chase until the protagonist gets cut off, throws it into reverse, and drives right through all the bad guys he just drove away from! Followed by the obligatory 180 & back into drive mode.
BEV chase scenes with no roaring engines will seem weird the first time you see one...
That was the reference.
Mine was built in August of 2013, maxed out yesterday at 16mph. Maybe the P has +5mph both forwards and backwards? (125 vs 130 forwards)
Not exactly on topic but this thread about reverse has me thinking. What would happen if while driving down the freeway one accidentally bumped the shift level up into reverse?
I have accidentally put the car in neutral while at speed and all that happened was a warning suggesting I put the car in gear. Duh!
I'm guessing the car is idiot proof or at least idiot resistant enough to not obey if I did hit reverse and maybe just flash some snarky message.
You won't get past N. I've tried.