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Jonslatt

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Aug 31, 2019
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Malvern, UK
Just curious as my six year old asked me the question today.

Anyone know what the top speed is in reverse? Presumably it must be electronically limited somehow?

Not keen on finding out myself somehow :confused:
 

Puddles

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Jun 2, 2017
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Fresno, CA
I’ve been asking this question of people goofing off on salt flats, but so far no answer.

If there’s a software limit of 16 mph, then how about driving up a big old hill, pointing the nose uphill, and throwing it into neutral? Roll down backward. Tioga Pass, for example
 

pjuk

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Mar 27, 2019
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North London
If there’s a software limit of 16 mph, then how about driving up a big old hill, pointing the nose uphill, and throwing it into neutral? Roll down backward. Tioga Pass, for example
After you sir... I wonder if you then flick it into reverse whilst hitting 88mph down Tioga Pass you get negative-regen and open up a portal into the future ;)
 

interbear

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May 27, 2019
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Monmouthshire, UK
Not slow enough. I managed to reverse into the wall outside my house last night. A wee bump and a scratch on the bumper that’s almost unnoticeable thankfully. But I know it’s there. And am now being extra, extra cautious when reversing.

On reflection, I think it would be good to be able to have chill mode on for reversing but off for driving.
 

interbear

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May 27, 2019
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Monmouthshire, UK
With all the tech, I'm still surprised that it allows you to reverse into things.

Yes true. Tiredness beat the tech this time, I clearly wasn’t paying enough attention. Usually the camera view is enough, especially with the countdown of how many inches away the car is away from the wall. Not this time though. But you are right, given all the safety tech when driving forward, it should really stop itself when reversing backwards too, before hitting something.
 

Puddles

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Jun 2, 2017
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Fresno, CA
After you sir... I wonder if you then flick it into reverse whilst hitting 88mph down Tioga Pass you get negative-regen and open up a portal into the future ;)

Worth a try! I'll report back... or forward, would it be? & wouldn't you say "Before you sir" as my behind will now be my front? So many questions.
 
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