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phantasms

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I'm extraordinarily interested in this as well. Can't wait for the reviews. Personally I don't like how the S drives at all, and I've hooned a P100DL. I'd take my Model 3 AWD all day instead. Now, I've got a Plaid+ on order and would love to purchase that instead of going all the way for the roadster. For me, handling is more important than acceleration. And by handling I don't mean how fast can it go around a turn but is it enjoyable to take a turn in.
 
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DukeofURL

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Judging by the Nurburgring and Laguna Seca times, they have to have put a decent amount of work into the suspension. The Laguna Seca track time was only 0.3sec more than a Lamborghini Huracan Performante, which is a mostly weight and handling-focused car, so I'm hoping it's going to be something special. Elon has also been quoted as saying he'd like to see low 7 minutes, or even below 7, from a mostly factory stock Plaid (+, I would imagine) on the 'Ring but I'll take that with a grain of salt.
 
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The new S Plaid at least seems to be a few hundred kgs lighter which should help, but it is a heavy car. Even the M5, both E60 & F11 are fantastic cars, but to me they cannot compare to the M3/M4 in terms of making turns enjoyable. The 911 is still the reference point here though (admittadly never driven the Italian super cars though)
 
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Drew-MS

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I drove an S a while back. It was quick off the line, but the handling left much to be desired. I have been hearing rumors that the new Plaid will make a big jump in the handling category, but have not seen anything definitive. Anyone know the latest?
I was actually impressed with the handling of my P100D which handled much better than I was expecting. The tri-motor plaid with torque vectoring should be amazing.
 

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