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Putting 0-60 in Perspective

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Alexander, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander P# 8,878

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    #1 Alexander, Jan 27, 2013
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    Hi Everyone,

    I made this 4 page document to try and give people a little perspective on just how fast the Model S is. Its one thing to say that the Model S faster than all these cars, but its something else to visualize it. The first five cars on the list are considered to be THE fasted production cars on the market, and are there to help set the bar for 0-60 times. The rest are exotic/super cars which compare to the Model S in 0-60 times... I think its funny that a 7 seater family sedan can meet, or beat, some of the fastest and most exotic cars in production today.

    The 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds for the Model S was taken from Motor Trends test which you can read about here: http://www.autoblog.com/2012/08/27/motor-trend-tests-tesla-model-s-finds-0-60-in-3-9-sec-an/
    All other times you see can be verified here: http://www.autosnout.com/0-62mph-Times-List.php

    Enjoy, and if anyone wants to turn this into one of those info cards you hand out, be my guest!

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  2. hvb

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    Where's the Roadster?
     
  3. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    lol, good point. The Roadster Sport is roughly even with the McLaren @ 3.2s 0-60, isn't it?
     
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    @Alexander, can you add prices? That will add an additional perspective :)
     
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    efusco Moderator - Model S & X forums

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    Also, if you could add a few representative samples down to the non-perf Model S (not sure what the 1' roll-out 0-60 is for that) and maybe some notable examples that are slower than the non-perf Model S I think that would be cool.
     
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    I was going to suggest that you add the new exige-corvette frankencar but they don't give 0-60 times. What I don't quite get is the record was made doing 0-300 kph times but the other logged times were done doing 0-200 mph times ...
     
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    I'd put fuel economy in the mix, too, just to drive the point home.
     
  8. Alexander

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    lol, I didn't think about adding the Roadster! Ill do that now
     
  9. Alexander

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    Done and done...
     
  10. CapitalistOppressor

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    Can you make me a milkshake too? I prefer a chocolate/vanilla swirl, but I'm not picky :)
     
  11. Alexander

    Alexander P# 8,878

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    Here you are sir... strawberry milkshake with no swirl :smile:

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    and the Model S is way heavier than any of the cars above it... In fact, only the Bentley is heavier in that list.
     
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    Although the fastest car on the list, the Bugatti Veyron, runs a close 2nd with a curb weight of 4400 lbs. They overcome that with brute horsepower, hence the horrible mpg.
     
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    Number of seats!
     
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    #15 mulder1231, Jan 28, 2013
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    Decibels!

    (I'm hoping someone will record a video of Model S against one of these monsters, with alternating camera shots from the cockpits--loud engines noises versus complete silence in the Model S. Would be a cool video!)
     
  16. AnOutsider

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    Hmm, which R8 are you quoting above? You also missed the GT-R which is faster, and I believe, still cheaper than the S.
     
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    I think all but the Model S are 2 (and 2+2 for the Bentley) Model S is 5+2.
     
  18. dsm363

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    Maybe an additional list that shows factory available (not aftermarket tuned) sedans, cost to drive 1,000 miles, mpg....etc would be nice too. People buying the Model S are likely to be comparing it to other sedans than the Veyron but it does show how impressive the Model S is against such sports cars.
     
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    Alexander - Great job! This comparison really shows what Tesla Motors has accomplished. Awesome performance at a price point that "equivalent performing" cars cannot match, with no gasoline.
     
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    veyron has a gas tank of 26.4 gallon * 3.6 mpg = 95 miles of range - thats 1/3 of Model S - who said veyron range anxiety !
     

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