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Model S burnout

Discussion in 'Video' started by 60TTuC, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. 60TTuC

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  2. JRP3

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    Love it!
     
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    :biggrin:eek:k, Top Gear can be convinced EV's are fun! :biggrin: (it will be hard to admit for them!)
     
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    #4 Raffy.Roma, Nov 10, 2012
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    No gasoline was used but I suppose that the rear tires were completely destroyed :)
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    And, the camera was in some danger too! That was close!
     
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    Tires... a petroleum product!

    Seriously, that's awesome. Can't do that in my Roadster. (Well I have spun my tires, but nothing like that!)
     
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    Burn rubber not oil!
     
  8. JRP3

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    Well......

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    In your engine!
     
  10. tdelta1000

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    Great vid but one question...Was the TC set to the Off position to get this great burnout?
     
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    dmckinstry Model S - U.S. P - #1649

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    Obviously "Money to Burn". Talk about air pollution.
     
  12. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Must have been. TC wouldn't be very good if you could do this on dry pavement with TC on! (See why Tesla tells us not to turn it off?!?) :)
     
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    This burnout was better than the Jay Leno burnout which is why I asked my question.
     
  14. dailydriver

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    Yes - traction control was turned off (I happen to be the one who made the video). The car gets "off the line" with almost no wheel spin with traction control on. It does it so well, it is almost like a launch control mode that other cars have.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I saw that video just a couple of days ago. I really liked his quote at the end: “I think it’s safe to say that the future of the burnout is safe”. :cool:
     
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    #15 chrisn, Nov 24, 2012
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    That's not a burnout. This is a burnout:

     
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    The smoke and bits of tire flying around would suggest you are rather mistaken.
     
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    Just kidding, obviously. But, in all seriousness, a long, sustained straight-line burnout on sticky tires would be more impressive than a "smokey drift" purely from perspective of raw power. With the big performance tires, it takes a LOT of power to keep them from hooking up once you get to 40-50 MPH.

    Plus, with a Limited Slip Diff (does MSP have one?), you need to break traction (and prevent hookup) from BOTH rear tires.

    Can a Model S do a two-wheel/straight-line burnout like the M5 video?
     
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    Yup. Below is a photo from one of my surveillance cameras - caught in the act. :redface: Two long tire marks left on the parking lot would suggest that it has a limited slip differential.

    modelSburnout.jpg
     
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    Did you change the rear tires after this? :)
     
  20. dailydriver

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    It certainly shaves (literally :wink:) some of the expected tread life, but not too bad. I would normally wait until I was ready to replace a set of tires before pulling stunts like this, but I was very curious to see what the car could do. I also wanted to show others that this is no typical electric car.
     

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