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Performance vs. S acceleration

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by a911driver, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. a911driver

    a911driver New Member

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    I understand the Performance is expected to clock in at 4.4 sec for the 0-60 while the base S is expected to achieve 5.6 for the 85kWh battery. What should we expect for the 0-30 for each of these models? This would be a helpful calculation.
     
  2. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    Car and Driver said the Roadster is 1.7s 0-30. So if you apply the same ratio you would get 1.9s in the sport and 2.45s in the standard. Both numbers are quite fast for a sedan.
     
  3. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    Was that 1.7s 0-30 for a Sport?
     
  4. SByer

    SByer '08 #383

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    Every once in a while there's an aspect of the 911 I miss (the seats were a bit more comfy), but drivability is not one of them. I've got to imagine the Model S is going to be darned close to the Roadster in that department. 0-30 in the 911 was always a trick of getting the clutch engagement right, waiting through the engine spool-up to the meat of the power curve, trying to feel the fun part of the acceleration in spite of the engine clatter (all sound and fury signifying inefficiency) and gear changes, and dealing with the (relatively) super-laggy response on the pedal. Yeah, it was the best ICE I've driven, but...

    The Roadster from 0-30 is just a stomp on the near-zero-lag fun pedal. Repeatedly. Without endangering expensive parts.
     
  5. a911driver

    a911driver New Member

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    Yeah, but that IS the fun of a 911 (minus the "super-laggy" response because I dont have that problem:biggrin:. I did drive the Tesla Roadster and its great. The only knock I have was the braking didn't seem enough like my Porsches. I know my issue is comparing and they aren't comparable. The Tesla has an on switch....Torq is just on. I am excited for this baby finally showing up. It has been too long.
     
  6. smorgasbord

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    Yeah, braking on the Roadster could be better. If the brakes are upgraded from the Lotus Elise, then it's still not enough.
     
  7. SByer

    SByer '08 #383

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    Ok, yeah, the brakes.

    I'm particularly sensitive to laggy interfaces. The 911 is quite laggy, relatively. I couldn't go back now...
     
  8. ckessel

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    Heh, Elon tweeted today "Model S Performance powertrain produced so much torque today that we broke the dyno. 4.4 sec 0-60 mph will not be a problem".
     
  9. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Haha I just saw that. We won't be driving places, we'll just spin the earth and bring those places to us!
     
  10. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Wonder if this will be a case of underpromise, overdeliver? Maybe Tesla's actually eyeing the low(er) 4 sec range?
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Well as discussed before, I think we'll see people beating the posted numbers
     
  12. mcornwell

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    Making my decision to stretch and go for the Performance model easier to stomach...
     
  13. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Crap, now I want the Performance version! So, how do I eek another 10 grand out of an already strained auto budget!?
     
  14. mcornwell

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    Buy TSLA options?
     
  15. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Must not have been the same dyno used for the Roadster, eh?
     
  16. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

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    Thinking about it.
     
  17. W.Petefish

    W.Petefish Active Member

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    They need to go to a muscle car shop. They have dynos that'll handle it.
     
  18. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Roadster is a smaller car, so it can actually put down less HP and torque and still go faster.
     
  19. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Haha, that would be a blast! Appear with an unsporty sedan there. Don't forget to mount the child seats. Place some more child seats in the back row. Bumper stickers "Seven Oaks Elementary School" and so on. Then, as you ask for a time slot on the fattest dyno, tell them "Guys, would like to do it before 11am, since I have to get my kids from school!".
    And then the tape rolls out of the printer, showing 400 ft-lb right from 0 rpm. Their eyes will pop out so wide, they'll need help to search for them...
     
  20. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    I read this about the Performance version and think, "wow, the standard edition will probably be faster than advertised, too!" In any case, unless someone hands me a lot of money in the near future, I'll be more than happy with the already beefy performance of the standard motor (but esp. if it, too, overperforms!)
     

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