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Non-perf 85kwh 0-60 mph times

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by rajiv, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. rajiv

    rajiv New Member

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    Has anyone done independent 0 to 60mph times on the 85kwh non-perf version? I've seen a few reviews where the performance version was clocking closer to 4.0 seconds whereas Tesla states 4.4 seconds. I am wondering if there is a similar real world improvement for the non-perf version over the published 5.6 seconds.
     
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    I asked the same question last night. It would be interesting to get the answer. All the official reviews have been performance versions. How would a non-performance do against an M5 in a drag race?
     
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    0-25 MPH, you'd smoke him. Then he would reel you in.
     
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    So you are suggetiong to only race in skool zones?


    jk
     
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    #5 dsm363, Oct 17, 2012
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    The auto magazines also normally do 0-60mph with a 12-18" rollout so that shaves a few tenths of a second off the time.
     
  6. Grendal

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    Didn't a couple of the more official magazines get 4.3 seconds? If so then the non-perf might get less than 5.6 seconds. I'm not in a rush but I am curious and there are non-perfs out there. I'm sure the magazines haven't bothered to test them because they aren't as sexy as the performance versions.
     
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    just missing dark rims?
    not sexy?? If sexy = quick ...hmmm, girls? any comments?

    I think the standard S' will most likely beat the stated 0-60 times and most definitely have the potential to kill the published numbers but at a cost that isn't within safety margins for the batteries and/or wiring and electric components.
     
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    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I agree that it will beat the published number, but I also think Tesla engineered the subsystems to sustain that performance. Doing otherwise would be very bad engineering design, and Tesla appears to have excellent engineers.
     
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    If Motor Trend's rollout 0-60 on the performance was 3.9, then by extrapolation the standard 85 kWh rollout 0-60 would be in the 4.96 range. All variables other than proportion ignored. That's moving.
     

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