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Model S Performance vs. RENNtech E63

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  1. mcornwell

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  2. DrComputer

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    Aww... and the Model S even jumped the light. Oh well. It can't beat everything.
     
  3. carrerascott

    carrerascott FUEL FTR

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    I wonder how many gallons of gas the E63 used in that one race. ;)
     
  4. StephenM

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    Well, the Model S is consistent. I wonder how long before the tuning houses try to work on an EV ;)
     
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    What happens when a car is tuned? And how does that affect performance? Would the Model S beat a non-tuned E63?
     
  6. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    Props to that tuner! It can't indeed beat anything.

    We'll just have to wait until somebody starts tuning EVs. But that will take some time.
     
  8. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'd say comparisons against stock (from the factory including factory tuned cars like AMG) are valid but custom tuned cars are a different category. It can't beat everything of course but decent effort.

    Looks to be a $15-22k upgrade to the E63 AMG so over $110,000.
     
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    That E63 in the video put down 630 horsepower to the wheels, so it's really a 700+ horsepower car.... the upgrade is around $4k from RENNtech....


     
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    I'll give them some respect when they can pull this off without using a stinking combustion engine...:wink:
     
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    Good thing no one told all of us gearheads who modified our ICE's to be EV's, including some drag racers. Eventually someone will drop the pack out of an S and install a smaller lighter high C rate pack, and maybe tweak the max current and voltage for the inverter.
     
  12. Mr X

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    tesla is still the best
     
  13. Raffy.Roma

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    Maybe a Tesla Roadster Sport would have won the race?
     
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    again, they were neck and neck until about 70mph when the Renntech's big liter engine and obnoxious bored-out exhaust finally pull away. again, useful only on a drag-strip, not in daily driving.

    Advantage still Tesla.
     
  15. JRP3

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    Well the S driver jumped the light, if they launched together that might not have been the case.
     
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    not sure if you are serious or not, but not a chance....


     
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    Of course I am serious. You mean that a four door sedan has to race versus another four door sedan?
     
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    that E63 is pushing 700+HP and ran 11.08 @ 130 MPH, it would blow the doors off a Tesla roadster.....


     
  19. NotTarts

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    The Model S already beats the Roadster in a drag race. There's no way the Roadster would've been a match for the tuned E63.
     
  20. brianman

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    A tuned roadster might. Through the grapevine I've heard of some sub 3 Roadsters.
     

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