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P85D test drive in Toronto

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Jgdixon, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Jgdixon

    Jgdixon Member

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    Guys
    I just stopped in at the Lawrence location and became the first person to drive their white P85D demo that just arrived!
    Most have you have probably read other reviews but all I can say is OMG! It is definitely way faster than my P85 Sig.
    Literally you almost feel sick from the acceleration. It is like your equilibrium is thrown off or something.
    The car has next generation black seats in the front only and they are fantastic. I liked the new steering wheel stalks.
    The steering is not adjustable any more and it is a bit lighter than the sport setting. The ride was great, not too stiff.

    FYI they will be sending out emails soon to book test drives. Initially being restricted to reservation holders only.
    I met Scott my DS who is a great guy.
    I should have my car just around Christmas, they are working right through to the New Year.
     
  2. Zextraterrestrial

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    did you notice if you can turn off TC?
    I haven't seen this confirmed anywhere
     
  3. Doug_G

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    They have a "slip start" feature, which I imagine does that... but given the name I'd guess it turns off once you're moving.

    Most likely the full TC Off button is still there. But someone should confirm!
     
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    John, glad you had the thrilling test drive. Hope your delivery target works out since according to the spreadsheet you are in the black hole since 11/26. Mine went onto production on 12/10 and I am going nuts checking for end of production.
     
  5. wayner

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    What was your delivery date? Mine is Dec 30 but Production is now complete, at least according to MyTesla.
     
  6. Jgdixon

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    My delivery date was Dec. 22 I have been told my cars comes with the regular performance seats and they will swap the new seats in January.
    I asked about slip start and was told that it will allow all the wheel to spin a bit if you need extra traction. I didn't check about the traction control button.
     
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    My delivery date is Dec 28, still in production. Mine went in production on the same day as mrElbe. Hopefully mine will be done soon ...
     
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    I hope I get the new seats as I did order them when my car was being built. I didn't originally order Air Suspension but they called me and said that if I didn't want it then I would be waiting until March so I changed that option.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I must be lucky - my num is 64874 and I went into Production on Friday and out of Production today. My Delivery date is Dec 30.
     
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    I will be very upset if the steering is lighter than the sport setting on the P85+. That's a hugely important and relevant fact that they should disclose and its counter-intuitive to what you would expect when trading up to a "sportier" car.
     
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    I think that is what has been said by test drivers. But it is possible it could feel looser since the front is pulling maybe?
     
  11. sundoc

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    Congrats!

    I'm still languishing in the black hole... since Nov.24th! Hope my car jumps on to the Torontonian bandwagon!
     
  12. Jaff

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    Hey John, there is another thread with some members mentioning that the front motor is noisy...some say whilst under hard acceleration, some say by just ordinary driving...what's your take on this?
     
  13. Jgdixon

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    Guys the steering feel did seem a bit lighter but I didn't mind it. I really didn't notice any extra noise but may have been so wrapped up in the exhilaration to notice. It wasn't something that made an impression on me so I guess that is good. I also think all of us will see our cars by month end, there will be a big shipment all at once.
     
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    I'm having an internal struggle whether or not I stop into Yorkdale after scheduling a test drive. I love my P85 incredibly, but I'm afraid the new rush with have me opening my wallet again :/
     
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    Can I have a ride in the passenger seat for Christmas? :)
     
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    John said OK, but he's leaving the plastic on...:wink::biggrin:


     
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    Boy do I hear you on this!!!
     
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    It may be just after Christmas and you'll have to take a number I think. :biggrin:
     
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    #19 sundoc, Dec 17, 2014
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    So I dropped by Lawrence and test drove a silver D this AM... Awesome is all I can say!

    Didn't really hear much of any annoying noise from the front at all. The car truly does handle like its on rails, I experienced no understeer at all in hard cornering on wet surfaces, tried to kick the back out, kinda sorta but it just wouldn't let go. Had the 21 winters on (Pirelli)

    I do do have to admit I kept reaching for the stick shift!

    This one had the 'first iteration' of the next gen seats in front, pretty nice. And I got to experience the automatic charger door close.

    Now I want mine even worse!

    Grabbed some lunch with Scott, who really has been a stand up guy.
     
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    Thanks for the review sundoc...especially with respect to the front motor noise comments!...:smile:
     

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