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Plaid Acceleration doesn't hit as hard.

Electrifyx123

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Mar 9, 2021
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Hello,

I drove a plaid about a month ago and when I first launched the car, it blew me away and gave me such a rush unlike anything else I've driven before. Well, here recently, I managed to drive one again for a few days and every time I would use drag strip mode, it didn't pull as hard as I remember it. To be honest, it felt as if the normal Plaid mode pulled harder. I used a Dragy to measure all the 0-60 times and on all my runs in the Drag strip mode came out to being around 2.3-2.5s. However, when using just Plaid mode, I was able to hit 2.26 which was the best time I achieved. Which is strange because it seemed to perform better when the car would be preconditioned for drag strip mode but not launched. Now I understand many factors can play a part in this such as the weather, road surface and charge, but all test were done on the same roads and the SOC was around 75-90% for most of the runs. I did notice the wheels spin a lot when in Drag Strip mode which could be causing the slower times, but I still don't understand why it doesn't feel that powerful when launching compared to the first time. Has anyone else experienced this because I was told you never get used to it.
 
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URBAN LEGEND

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Mar 30, 2020
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The feeling of the power is normal for my wife and I. The first WOT needed brain recalibration. In a week seems normal. My kids not impressed. They grew up on M3s, M5s, ZLI 1LEs, Z/28s, X3M Comp, etc. Plaid runs don’t seem to impress them. I will get them in drag strip mode though. I can’t wait.
 

URBAN LEGEND

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Mar 30, 2020
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You got used to the acceleration. And are you on sport suspension each time? You’ll feel the sensation of speed more in sport suspension.
 

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URBAN LEGEND

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Mar 30, 2020
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I run in advanced mode. It doesn’t matter. The human body will get used it. Add another 400 hp and it’s the same. I’m used to the power while putting zip codes on other cars.
 

Electrifyx123

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Mar 9, 2021
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You got used to the acceleration. And are you on sport suspension each time? You’ll feel the sensation of speed more in sport suspension.
I stayed in sport suspension, but couldn't tell a difference. Also, does the suspension really matter since the Cheetah Launch already lowers the suspension?
 

umair239

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Mar 22, 2018
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Louisville Kentucky
Hello,

I drove a plaid about a month ago and when I first launched the car, it blew me away and gave me such a rush unlike anything else I've driven before. Well, here recently, I managed to drive one again for a few days and every time I would use drag strip mode, it didn't pull as hard as I remember it. To be honest, it felt as if the normal Plaid mode pulled harder. I used a Dragy to measure all the 0-60 times and on all my runs in the Drag strip mode came out to being around 2.3-2.5s. However, when using just Plaid mode, I was able to hit 2.26 which was the best time I achieved. Which is strange because it seemed to perform better when the car would be preconditioned for drag strip mode but not launched. Now I understand many factors can play a part in this such as the weather, road surface and charge, but all test were done on the same roads and the SOC was around 75-90% for most of the runs. I did notice the wheels spin a lot when in Drag Strip mode which could be causing the slower times, but I still don't understand why it doesn't feel that powerful when launching compared to the first time. Has anyone else experienced this because I was told you never get used to it.
You probably had obstacle aware acceleration turned on in settings. It affects the launches on uneven roads
 
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