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Performance Boost?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by bagleyc, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. bagleyc

    bagleyc Member

    Jul 14, 2013
    Does anyone know if the new Model S is using a different drive train to get the 380hp and 470hp on the standard rear wheel drive? It would be awesome if they could give us early adopters a software update to unleash a few more electrons.
  2. SeminoleFSU

    SeminoleFSU Voluntaryist

    Apr 5, 2013
    Atlanta, GA
    I THINK it has been confirmed (for the most part) that the single drive version of the S85 and P85 are using the same motor, just different inverter/converters to get more juice out of the pack.. I have never confirmed this independently on my own though.
  3. Bighorn

    Bighorn Top Supercharger

    Jun 19, 2013
    Big Horn, Wyoming
    I think it's just a marketing update--no change in programming or performance that I'm aware of. I suspect that getting the numbers of the new P85D close to 700 HP played a role in beefing up the earlier numbers.

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