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Road and Track puts a P85D on an ice track

Discussion in 'News' started by 30seconds, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. 30seconds

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    Awesome (and yes, fun) read!
     
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    Great article! The author does have a way with words

     
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    Hands up who had to web search for what an M-80 is. :confused:
     
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    That is a truly entertaining read!
     
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    Note that this is Road and Track, not Car and Driver.
     
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    My favorite quote:
     
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    Your id says you're not from the USA so you are forgiven.:tongue:
     
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    What a great article! No nonsense. The P85D simply crushes every other car on the road quietly and efficiently, and performs phenomenally well in snow and ice.
     
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    #10 Zextraterrestrial, Jun 24, 2015
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    want me to make you some?

    - - - Updated - - -

    ah, yes
    forgiven.

    I want to go snow drifting! looks super fun
     
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    <raises hand>

    But I have to agree, I don´t remember having read an article from someone with such a good sense for language, it is almost like listening to a top musician play a solo - especially wouldn´t have expected that from a car journalist ;). Not only that, but the write also did his homework with regards to technical details (like which front- and rear motors the P85D has and how they changed the weight distribution).
     
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    This writer gets it. Awesome article and thanks for sharing.
     
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    Can a moderator fix the thread title or do we need the OP to do it?
     
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    I've sent in a request to the appropriate mod to change the title - thanks.
     
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    One thing I noticed: in the spec sheet, it lists the front motor gear ratio as 9.34:1.

    Can anyone confirm if this is correct? I've never seen any magazine report the front motor ratio so idk
     
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    #17 3mp_kwh, Jun 24, 2015
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    Tesla is pioneering nanny enforcement, with the D's mandatory TC. A V10 rear drive BMW, in snow?

    "Then, I turn the steering wheel and the computer pulls the plug. Curses fly."

    The most creative thing about this writing was what he left Tesla to read between the lines.
     
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    Great article! That should get some comments from the piston faithful.
     
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    Great read, thanks for sharing!
     

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