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MotorTrend Reviews the P85D--Quickest 4-Door Sedan Ever Tested

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by tenstringer009, Nov 3, 2014.

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    Favorite quote: The quickest-accelerating sedan in the world isn't German anymore.
     
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    darthy001 Love my car, hope Tesla can get as great!

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    ahh several nice photos of the new seats:smile:

    edit: also picture of the new and smaller frunk-space. actually seems a bit smaller than expected.
     
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    0-60 in 3.1 and 11.6 in the 1/4 mile is awesome, but the trap speed of 115 MPH is disappointing.... only a 4 MPH increase over the P85 with all that extra power? this car should be trapping 120+ easily, Tesla is holding the car back.... it's competitors will walk right by the car at speed.... E63, RS7, M5, etc....
     
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    Another good quote:

    " It’ll be fun watching the big boys try to keep up with a company that’s run by a committee of one insanely bold guy."
     
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    Are the D frunk measurements available yet vs. standard?

    Also, the side article on installation of home charging in an older home is a useful warning.
     
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    Great finish to a great review:
     
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    Would this car be eligible for Motor Trend's COY? Or is it too late? I recall the last one was announced in early-mid November.
     
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    I just got my P85D vin this morning... :)
     
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    I don't believe so based on this tweet from Motor Trend's Chief Content Officer.

    Angus MacKenzie on Twitter:

    It looks like the four BEVs being considered are the i3, Soul, B-Class, and e-Golf.
     
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    There is a pretty good picture. It appears that the microwave is gone:

    2015-tesla-model-s-p85d-frunk.jpg
     
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    Everything's better. During a chat with Musk at the P85D's introduction, he mentioned that on average, Tesla implements about 20 modifications to the car per week. Not software, mind you, but actual hard parts. Per week.

     
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    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Wow just wow what a read!

     
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    Had my P85 for 1.5 years and the fastest I've gone is 140km/h for a VERY short stint.. that alone is a $240 major infraction fine with significant insurance penalties. I can't even imagine 155 MPH! (250km/h). 250 would have my car taken away and I'd probably be uninsurable for some time.
     
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    Sadly, I guess that doesn't include body alignment issues:

    2015 Tesla Model S P85d Badge 02 Photo 23


    :(
     
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    Verified 0-60mph time for Tesla Motors P85D is almost a 1/2 second faster than a Ferrari Enzo.

    I believe the automotive world is - currently - in a state of denial.

    With the P85D, and knowing that Tesla Motors are in its infancy of design, production, releases...

    ... the end of ICE is really only a few years away.

    ? How could anyone - in their right mind - buy a Panamera, M5, RS7 now ?
     
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    i noticed that the car was half charged at 138 rated miles. looking at the energy chart, looks like they were doing their acceleration runs at that SOC.

    i also bet the driver was a large dude.

    being in California, it probably was warm.


    i bet if you put a petite woman (like 90lbs) in there with a maxed out battery in a cold environment on Pilot Sport 21's.... that thing will run 2.9's.
     

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