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Model S Drifting in Japan

Discussion in 'Model S' started by eloder, Apr 22, 2015.

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  1. eloder

    eloder Active Member

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    I think he took the TC off
     
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    There's just something uncomfortable about watching that.
     
  4. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    #4 Trnsl8r, Apr 22, 2015
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    (Because opening a new browser window is just too much trouble.)

     
  5. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    Surprisingly, this was posted in the Videos section a few days ago. I can't imagine why anyone would put it there. What were they thinking?
     
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    After listening carefully and translating as accurately as I can, I'm pretty sure he said "This car has defeated my attempts to contribute to the problem of greenhouse gases, but all is not lost. I've discovered a method to turn of the traction control that allows me to contribute smoke if not real C02..."
     
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    Would be nice if tesla makes it possible for us to completely turn off TC.
     
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    I'm so waiting for my first set of tires to be worn to the point where I get to turn off TC and light 'em up, and finish them off completely.

    Close to home of course. So I can swap off to the next set.
     
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    cant even turn off traction control on mine. thanks for embedding!. can not access utube.
     
  11. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I read somewhere they took out the fuse for the traction control, or disabled it, or something like that.
     
  12. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    From the 6.2 NA owner's manual:
     
  13. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Very nice
     
  14. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    This is just crazy! I feared for that cameraman in the middle.
     
  15. Red Sage

    Red Sage The Cybernetic Samurai

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    Excellent! Has anyone done one of the Japanese hill challenges in a Tesla Model S yet?
     
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    The driver was 2014 Super GT 300 series champion, and he said it's his first time to drive a Tesla. He seemed to be very impressed by the enormous torque!
     
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    Last summer I had the honour of driving the P85+ in the Hill Climb at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. I turned off TC because I did NOT want TC kicking in on a corner when the back was loose and causing the car therefore to act as if I'd touched the brakes - result would have been a spin.

    This video shows how to wreck your tyres quickly :). What's interesting to me is how little the front is drifting, showing how well this car sticks and how hard it is to unsettle.
     

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