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Reverse limited to 15 mph

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by William13, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. William13

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    Top Gear USA showed the Model S going 60mph in reverse. I just tried going in reverse today and was limited to 15 mph. Comments?
     
  2. Lloyd

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    #2 Lloyd, Nov 21, 2013
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    15 mph verified! with firmware 5.0
     
  3. mknox

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    Different firmware version?
     
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    What episode was it? Sounds like fun.
     
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    Odd... I'm pretty sure it's always been speed limited in Reverse. Certainly the Roadster always has been.
     
  6. Gizmotoy

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    No they didn't. The Leaf went 60 in reverse because Rutt called up a buddy of his at Nissan and they told him how to disable the Leaf's limiter. The Model S wasn't even in that portion of the episode, it was just the Leaf, the 500e, and the Focus (the other two were limited around 20MPH, if I recall). The Model S was the reward for winning the challenges.
     
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    That's not how I remember the episode. The backing up competition was between a Fiat, Leaf and Focus. The winner had it's limiter defeated. The Model S wasn't in that part of the show. Or did I miss something?
     
  8. William13

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    Hilarious...I would love to experience the FULL thrust of a P85+ in reverse...now that would give my passengers something to think about.

    I'm going to start a Tesla College IT Intern Bribe Fund to get me this feature :love:
     
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  11. Puyallup Bill

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    Well, maybe a little bad, but the show was really bad. Top Gear is on my avoid list. But, to each his own.
     
  12. ElSupreme

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    4.X and 5.8 both have reverse speed limited at 15mph. I think that speed is a little too slow. I had to backup about 1/2 a mile and it was tiresome. I think a 25mph would have been a better limit.
     
  13. Todd Burch

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    I plugged my Linux laptop into the side of my car, fiddled with a hex editor, flipped the right bits, and was able to get full power in reverse. For those who are curious, 0-15 MPH in reverse in the Model S is 0.4 seconds.

    Too bad I had the back seat down and a 2x4 sitting in the trunk. Now I need a new touchscreen :eek:
     
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    Are you SERIOUS??? OUCH!!!!!!!!
     
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    I would also like to see this limit increased a bit. 25-30 would be more responsible.
     
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    True!
     

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