Consolidating some info scattered about in other threads, this thread reports and discusses tips and tricks to fine tune launches at drag strip for the fastest times. Definitely helpful: - Max power battery heat - charge as close to 100% as possible -- power decreases consistently with decreasing SOC Max Power vs State of Charge and Temp - very shallow stage (give more running room before tripping the start clock) - drive around the water and find stickiest part of the track - spooling Launch Mode for a little bit before letting the brake go. Basically hold the launch until the suspension settles fully, Probably helpful (good theory but no or little data to support) - fewer heavy options (no pano, UHFS, power hatch, SAS, dual charger, 3rd row, etc.) - lighter wheels and tires (19 instead of 21, forged instead of cast) - take out the Chademo adopter and all other junk in the trunk/frunk - stickier tires Who knows? (no real confirmed datapoints to back up some of these speculations) - Slip Start mode on (if tire and track conditions allow? can you spin too much in some cases?) - Creep Mode off - use (don't use?) Hill Hold during wind up stomp if not using Launch Mode - adjust SAS (make it lower?) - turn off all other elec load in car esp Ac/heater (even DRLs etc.? ) - lower (raise?) tire pressure - fold side mirrors Confirmed Doesn't Matter - Pearl White is not faster than basic white Would like further validation/replication on the latter categories to move to definitely helpful or doesnt matter.