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Life Saving Brakes

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by scaesare, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

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    #1 scaesare, Apr 9, 2014
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    The braking system on my Model S saved a life Monday night... that of the little bunny that darted across the road.

    I have to say, those massive Brembo calipers and ginormous discs can haul the 5,000+ lbs of car and passengers to a halt impressively quickly.

    Yet another design point emphasizing safety and performance rather than "econobox" thinking.
     
  2. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Supporting Member

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    AW, you earned some good karma!
     
  3. Todd Burch

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    Nice work scaesare. I saved a Virginia deer a few months back. Actually I guess I saved a deer and a call to the insurance company!
     
  4. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    As opposed to the ChadS bunnies who were mercilessly chased down...
     
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    I had to brake hard the other day for the first time and my mouth fell open at how fast it stopped. The anti locks didn't even kick in so I even had some more stopping power left unless I manually took it to its limit, which I doubt.
     
  6. scaesare

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    Ooh.. good on you. They come out in force around here this time of year, don't they? Nice to have the stopping power, _IF_ you see them in time...

    A biddy of mine just hit one in his not-very-old Audi A5 a few weeks back. :(
     

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