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P85D vs BMW i8 Races....

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fiksegts, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. fiksegts

    fiksegts Active Member

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    "On one of the last races the Tesla starts to get too hot, throws an error code on the 17″ display and pulls back power"

    I'm really curious if it won't get hotter faster with the Ludicrous upgrade. To my knowledge there was no improvement to cooling.




     
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    #3 Ames, Jul 19, 2015
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    Nice work (as usual). I sincerely hope you have your name high on the Ludicrous upgrade list. I am hoping to see at least a 10.8 in your signature block before the year is done.
     
  4. darthy001

    darthy001 Love my car, hope Tesla can get as great!

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    +1 greatly enjoying these videos and would be great input for the decision to upgrade or not:)
     
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    I never get tired of seeing a P85D runaway from any other car! I am sure the Insane vs. Ludicrous videos will be coming along before too long. That way it will actually look like a bit of a race.
     
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    As always, thanks for the videos Brooks. Side by side comparisons like these are hard to come by otherwise, and it's much more fun than 'comparing stats' :biggrin:
     
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    Watching a P85D vs P85D Ludicrous will be very interesting.
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    It almost looks like the Model S took off a full second before the other car did. Amazing.
     
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    We should have BMWi8 vs. P85D Insane mode vs. P90D Ludicrous mode:wink:
     
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    The amazing part is that a loaded P90DL with the 2.8 second 0-60 is still cheaper than the base i8...
    Walter
     
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    Just looking forward to the Hellcat rematch.
     
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    Me too, those Hellcat guys are a stubborn group, they are convinced their cars are faster.
     
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    I don't know how you normally synchronize the start, but if it were me, I'd just say, "You go when you want; I'll catch up" :)
     
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    they won't handle it well, that's for sure....


     
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    They already complain that it's unfair that we use an electric drivetrain because of the instant torque. Now, look at the short amount of time since the release of the Hellcat that the Model S has received TWO substantial speed increases that now will outclass their car even more!
     
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