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Model S hits 130 Miles on the Autobahn in Germany

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  1. B.TSLA

    B.TSLA Member

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    #1 B.TSLA, Nov 5, 2013
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  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    While holding a cell camera? Looks dangerous. How did it feel at those speeds?
     
  3. B.TSLA

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    LoL. I just found the video online. I live in Toronto. If you get clocked at 150KM/h (93M/h) they police will pull you over and you will be charged with "Stunt Driving" given a fine of up to 10K, Car is impounded and you get jailed.

    I am supposed to take possession of my MS on Dec 2nd. P85+ and I'm praying that a firmware update is issued that allows me to limit the car to 147Km/h.
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    The ability exists in the car, just not exposed to mere mortals. You could ask your service center to do it for you (since they limit loaners to 80mph)
     
  5. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    My cousin's friend's mother-in-law borrowed my car just after delivery and did 180 km/h. The car was solid with the RSA2 tires. A little noise from the pano roof though.
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Agreed that 212 kph (~131.73 mph) indicates P.

    Can you elaborate on what you mean here?
     
  7. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    Note the "Service tire pressure system" note... I hope the driver had checked the tire pressures recently.
     
  8. AWDtsla

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    How often I hit that on my daily commute... LOL. Speed limits from the 1950's for 1950's cars, dumb.
     
  9. SamGarber

    SamGarber S85 "Whale Shark"

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    I thought that the limiter was set to 125 for S and 130 for P... Seems like if we want to risk a fine or do it on a track, even us US and Canada bound mortals can achieve that speed.
     
  10. islandbayy

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    I did that in a P85+ tonight going back to Milwaukee from Chicago tonight ;)
     
  11. Zapped

    Zapped Model S - PURE EV

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    Heading south on A19 NE of Hamburg.sehr schön
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  12. B.TSLA

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    I agree these limits are foolish in many regards. They put the new speed rules in Ontario for the purpose of extra Revenue.
     
  13. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    He clearly isn't driving fast all the time. The average of 247 Wh/km is pretty decent for German standards.
     
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    With a P85+ it is easy to get to 218kph that's 135mph. It also feels like it could even could go faster if it wasn't limited. Car handling is ok, but could be more stable when comparing it to the competition. Also the power limiter kicks in pretty early and often. I hope the Autobahn upgrade Elon announced will help here.
    Another annoying thing is that the speed control will switch off when going above 180kph (this is by law I think). But the speed control light is still on (you can see it in the video). To activate it again you need to switch it off and turn it on again.
    Expect to only get half of the typical range if driving in that manner. This is still about 200km though ...
     
  15. Zapped

    Zapped Model S - PURE EV

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    Someone posted this on another TMC thread. If you haven't seen it, it's very good
    Speed Kills Your Pocketbook - YouTube
     
  16. Emil Joseph

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    I managed to get up to 213 km/h (132mp/h)
    The car was smooth and stable.
    FYI, I have the 19" Michelin Primacy tires.
     
  17. Doug_G

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    On the 401???
     
  18. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    For future posters...

    Keep in mind that an enterprising officer/detective could probably make some decent educated guesses at your starting location (roughly) by combining the "Since Last Charge" distance with the map location shown.
     
  19. Alemas

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    What could be the range at that speed ?? 100 kms ? when we see the ranger going down so fast on the video...!!
     

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