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Model S Sports package "SS"

Discussion in 'Model S' started by VegasBlue, Apr 12, 2017.

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  1. VegasBlue

    VegasBlue Member

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    The model S was designed as a family sedan, with optional seating up to 7, but has become popular as an electric muscle car in its own right. Here’s my fantasy model S sports “SS” package that would be nice in the configurator:

    · Carbon fiber hood with modest SS badging. This is only a minor weight saving, but if some of the carbon fiber was visible it would look aggressive. Anyone at “unplugged performance” listening?

    · Modest front splitter

    · Modest increase in size of the spoiler

    · Insane or Ludicrous mode indicator either beside the PRND or on the car status app

    · Front and back engine icons on the car status app that show which engines are in use and possibly how much power or torque being generated by each one. This would also be very useful in range mode where the car puts one of the engines to sleep when not needed.

    · Chronograph feature that turns the consumption window into a real time graph that shows time in seconds or distance on the x- axis and speed and power on the Y axis.

    · Programmable ¼ mile run times. You enter 12 seconds, and after a launch control start, you hold your accelerator to the floor and the car provides the calculated amount of power to achieve that time. Much like automatic transmissions and launch mode itself, this ability takes all the fun and skill out of racing, but is particularly suited to electric cars and, I’m sure, will be inevitable. This calculation is simple to implement because torque is a known constant, and there are no gears. Hence, the power and speed can be precalculated to achieve the time desired.

    · Engine and battery heat graph (already available in the P100)
     
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    A Tesla (or pretty much any road car), doesn't need a splitter or spoiler (well I guess a spoiler can be used to clean up the airflow and reduce the Cd, the opposite of a race car wing). But these aren't track car, so this jewellery just looks stupid.
     
  3. SomeJoe7777

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    How about use the AP camera to read the lights on the tree and let the car launch itself on green? 0.000 RTs.

    - Enable drag strip "tree read" mode.
    - Stage the car.
    - Engage launch mode as normal: Brake hard, Floor accelerator then release -> launch mode enabled.
    - Release brake pedal, press accelerator to floor. Car will hold brakes (like hill hold mode).
    - When first light goes yellow, AP camera sees it, pre-loads drive line.
    - Car launches itself between 3rd yellow and green, gets 0.000 RT.
     
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  4. HankLloydRight

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    I'd love to see this just for any Model S, not just a SS version.
     
  5. SabrToothSqrl

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    At this point, why be in the car?
     
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  6. SomeJoe7777

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    Fair enough. Tesla can call it full-self-race (FSR). :D
     
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    THIS ((WEEKEND WEEKEND WEEKEND))) we pit a meek, "human" contestant weighing in at 185 lbs, barely shaven, mostly hungover driver against 4,600lbs of mechanical programming!

    Red/Green reactive cars will obviously be a thing. It's no stretch to take that to the track. But without the wasteful human sitting in the sucker, you can remove a LOT of dead weight. A/C. Seats. Windows. All interior panels. etc.etc.Then you might as well cut the car in 1/2 as why have any space for a human?

    At what point does racing become who's the best programmer vs. driver? Of course that could be said of software that runs modern engines anyway...

    Just fun to think about. Long as the Terminators look like Summer Glau, I'm oddly okay with this.
     
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    There's already a race series and platform well down the track (!) for this:

    Meet the Self-Driving Star of the World’s First Human-Free Car Race
     
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    What the what???!

    Please tell me that's Photoshoped.
     
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    You had us at Tesla and carbon fiber. We've had some great experiences bringing our own Model S to the track and have some other exciting things in the works. I for one love this idea.

     
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