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Motor Trend Review: Model S P85 is now the fastest American sedan

Discussion in 'News' started by tomsax, Sep 3, 2012.

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    Does the Model S have range mode? I can only assume it does... I wonder if they had it in range mode for charging?
     
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    The title of the thread is the most interesting conclusion from the article to which I linked. The article's title is more mundane: "World Exclusive! 2012 Tesla Model S Test and Range Verification".

    I would not have started a thread if all the article did was verify the car's range.
     
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    i was getting it confused with the youtube review of the same name and figured it was a mixup until i looked at the dates ... my bad. please ignore.
     
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    It does. It only has standard and range mode now (no storage mode).
     
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    According to the article, MT did a range mode charge.

    If they had taken a slower, more scenic route, they would have made it easily. Even taking the freeways, they only had to make a short stop (10-20 min?) at a convent public charging station to complete their five hour drive.

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    While I am here because I am a Tesla fan, and becoming more so, I don't know how they can make the claim it's the fastest American sedan. The MB CLS63 AMG does 0-60 in 3.9 and the performance package version does it in 3.8. I believe from what I've read the Tesla performance S is 4.3.
     
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    Oops didn't see that.
     
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    Fastest American built sedan is what they mean I think. Also, Tesla gives a true 0-60 time while all the car magazines do a 12-18" rollout so that drops it down to around 3.9 seconds.
     
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    May I suggest reading the article? I think you'll find it interesting.
     
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    That's why a number of Model S reviews say they get 4.0 seconds is when they do a rollout with it also.
     
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    In a video accompanying the article they actually say 3.9 seconds...
     
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    The comments on the MT blog are scary. Can there be that many people who are complete idiots? When I see such an impressive display of stupidity I'm always reminded of H.L. Mencken's quip: No one ever lost any money underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Or are these people just frightened by the changes that are coming?
     
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    There's usually a barrage of idiotic comments on any EV story, positive or negative, that appears in the mainstream press. There are a number of us who spend a bunch of time refuting the ridiculously ignorant statements. I don't do it expecting to change the minds of any of the idiots, but I like showing there's another side to anyone who has an open mind.
     
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    I thought the Cadillac CTS-V sedan was the fastest American sedan?
     
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    Welcome to the forum!

    2012 Cadillac CTS-V Prices, Specs & Reviews - Motor Trend Magazine

    World Exclusive! 2012 Tesla Model S Test and Range Verification - Motor Trend

    3.9 < 4.0
     
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    But its an American icon!... Oh wait... so's the Tesla :rolleyes:
     

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