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P85D Ludicrous Mode Decision

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by napabill, Aug 17, 2015.

  1. napabill

    napabill Active Member

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    A good friend of mine was having a conversation with a mutual friend who is in the process of ordering a Tesla. The friend has sold his big-deal Porsche Turbo and is repacing it with a Tesla. Below is how he presents the decision:

    "I think your last e-mail said that the 0 to 60 time was 4.2 seconds. That is the time the original P85 was advertising with its single motor, so they must have derated the output with the two motor. Our MS is 362 HP I think and advertised 0 to 60 in 5.6 sec. If I were you, (even I would do it if I could talk Pat in to it) I’d order the fast one. 4.2 is nice, but under 3 seconds is a once in a lifetime blessing. Not much more money, I am 70, not looking forward to many thrills in the future, have always loved cars, (fast ones) and my older brother died at age 49. Seriously….. this life is not a dress rehearsal. Even if you only floor it for a few seconds once a month…… that is what I would do."

    Rather well put.
     
  2. XRayGuy

    XRayGuy New Member

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    Wow - sure puts things into perspective. Thanks for sharing that!
     
  3. 3mp_kwh

    3mp_kwh Member

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    I think the friend is right, but "Ludicrous Mode Decision" in your title is more about a pretty tight spread to 3 seconds, not going from 4, to 3.
     
  4. jbcarioca

    jbcarioca Active Member

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    I am 70. I bought a P85D, and have Ludicrous on order. It is ludicrous to do it, but I have always enjoyed ludicrous choices when I have been lucky enough to have the option. be honest, folks, there is no rational justification for many choices we make. No other material decision I have made has given me more pleasure than has this car.
     
  5. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Yup... P90D with the "Ludy" option is in my future...
     
  6. tstafford

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    I want it, probably will get it and realize it is silly. I just want it soon so that I am amortizing the cost over the most number of months remaining in my lease!!
     

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