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Model S - What's the Performance Like?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by garyjac, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. garyjac

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    Asked this again today and I've decided that my stock answer, for the foreseeable future, is going to be a phrase that was used in the 90s about hi-fi audio amps when it was desired to express power and delicacy in the one phrase.

    What's the performance like?
    "Like a stainless steel fist in a velvet glove" :biggrin:



    ..and I'm only in a modest S 70
     
  2. Dborn

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    Drives like a pussycat, except when it behaves like a leopard.
     
  3. garyjac

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    Yes, as long as IT does the scratching :smile:
     
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    Had the same question once from a hoon in a loud commodore next to me. Told him I would answer the question at the next corner. The last I saw of him was a speck in my rear view mirror, so I guess he worked out the answer.
     
  5. garyjac

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    You might have replied : "After you sir..." Always give your mechanical inferiors a head start :smile:
     
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    After numbers of "challenges" my standard response to hoons is that Model S is the only legal dragster you can buy!:cool:
     
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    I told a guy that it goes 0-100 in 5 seconds (my 70D). He dropped his jaw in amazement. Then I told him that the quickest one will do 0-100 in 3 seconds. He was still trying to fathom 5 seconds. He said "5, 5, 5 seconds?".
     
  8. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I always say that it is like driving in a sublime limousine until I hit the go pedal and then it is a fire breathing monster.

    I like yours better!
     
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    #9 Xenoilphobe, Feb 10, 2016
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  10. WhiteStar

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    I haven't found any abandoned runways where I can try it out yet!
     
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    #11 ICUDoc, Feb 10, 2016
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    Good metaphor. Nailed it.
     

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