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Discussion in 'Model S' started by William3, Mar 7, 2012.
So what's everyone's guess as to the Model S Performance edition 1/4 mile time?
Yep, I agree. The trap speed should be about mid 90's.
0-60 in 3.7
1/4 in 12.7
0-60 in 4.4
1/4 in 12.7 * (4.4/3.7) = ~15
Might be a bit slower than 13.7...?
Did Tesla ever put out a vehicle weight for the S?
for ~<4000 lb S
since there is more power than the roadster + less drag, I think it will be better than the roadster 1/4 mi
14.7 s for the 2002 ls430 that I drive ~ same weight but >150 hp less than the perf has and 0-60 is 2 seconds slower (6.4 vs 4.4) so maybe better than
12 s even!!! ?
Might the Model S not take a bit longer to hit the horsepower limit than the Roadster does? If that's true, it might have a better 1/4 mile time than the 0-60 might suggest, in comparison to the Roadster.
It all depends on how much the car is limits battery draw above 60mph. It could land it in the low 14's, but I see 15's as pretty unlikely.
There is nothing "performance" about running 15's and slower.
My best guess is around 13.3 to 13.5.
I have a similar car weight car (70's muscle car) with a similar 0-60, it's a 455 bored to a 462 and it does 13.3 on a good day- it gets 7 mpg though so 360 days out of the year it sits in the garage
Not too happy with the Roadster drivers 1/4 mile reaction time, should be less than 0.6 seconds, but more than 0.5 seconds
Are you referencing a particular 1/4 mile run?
I'm guessing Sub 12.5 seconds for 1/4 mile. Here's my reasoning: Other ICE cars that get 4.4 seconds 0 to 60 get 12.8 to 12.9 second 1/4 mile runs. The Model S will not have any shifting and the power should be consistent throughout the 1/4 mile run. 12.5 second 1/4 mile should be doable.
What I am really interested in is the skidpad results! I'm betting that those are truly impressive!! >1.0 g ?
Yes, the highly publicized one
Tesla Roadster achieves 12.7-second 1/4 mile run
Having grown up drag racing, the reaction time for a pro-driver should be 0.6 or lower. Mine is consistent around 0.6 to 0.55 and I don't do that much racing anymore and I was never a pro.
My money is on 13.5 seconds and august 2012.
Well, unless someone beats me to it, I plan to take mine to the strip the first friday night it's open after delivery.
Should be mid to low 13s. The car will start off very strong but lose most of its advantage a little more than halfway through. There's no way it will be quicker than the roadster, despite the superior aero. CD isn't everything, either; the car still has a large frontal area, and the motor will run out of steam (juice?) at higher speeds.
Like the Roadster it will be optimized for 0 to 60 as that is the classic auto press metric.
Wait! that's what you said.
Would be awesome! What about slalom speed?? 70mph?
Here are some more Roadster timeslips:
Whereabouts? Might be worth a trip to see it.
I'll probably take it to englishtown raceway in Jersey to do some auto crossing assuming I get it early, but the strip is near me is Maple Grove Raceway
The roadster slips are exactly what I wanted to see. My concern with the one I referenced was that it was an inexperienced drag racing driver. I would say the Roadster is capable of 12.6 instead of 12.7
Reaction time is not included in the times on all time slips I have, they are time runs based on breaking the starting line beam. I believe that is the case on these as well.