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Model S (Performance edition) 1/4 mile time

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  1. William3

    William3 Member

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    #1 William3, Mar 7, 2012
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    So what's everyone's guess as to the Model S Performance edition 1/4 mile time?

     
  2. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Yep, I agree. The trap speed should be about mid 90's.
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Some extrapolation...

    Roadster Sport:
    0-60 in 3.7
    1/4 in 12.7

    S Sport
    0-60 in 4.4
    1/4 in 12.7 * (4.4/3.7) = ~15

    Might be a bit slower than 13.7...?
     
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    #4 Zextraterrestrial, Mar 7, 2012
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    Did Tesla ever put out a vehicle weight for the S?

    my 'guess'
    12.9s

    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


    reference:
    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!!! ?
     
  5. Doug_G

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    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.
     
  6. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    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.
     
  7. Dan5

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    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
     
  8. TEG

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    Are you referencing a particular 1/4 mile run?
     
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    #9 Lloyd, Mar 7, 2012
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    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 ?
     
  10. Dan5

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    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.
     
  11. richkae

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    My money is on 13.5 seconds and august 2012.
     
  12. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Well, unless someone beats me to it, I plan to take mine to the strip the first friday night it's open after delivery.
     
  13. Sig698

    Sig698 Model S Sig Perf #698

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    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.
     
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    Like the Roadster it will be optimized for 0 to 60 as that is the classic auto press metric.

    13.7

    Wait! that's what you said.

    13.72
     
  15. EV_QC

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    Would be awesome! What about slalom speed?? 70mph? :D
     
  16. TEG

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    Here are some more Roadster timeslips:
    3756750495_667d8bd769.jpg
     
  17. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Whereabouts? Might be worth a trip to see it. :)
     
  18. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    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
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     

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