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Roadster Insane mode

djp

Model 3 Performance
Aug 28, 2011
1,125
76
Toronto, Canada
Meh, performance mode. Here's a thread about it where people talk about not seeing a difference.

Performance Mode Questions

I can definitely feel a difference. There's more bite to the initial launch, and more torque in the 40-60mph range. I usually drive in Performance on freeways for the extra acceleration if I need to pass someone.
 

TEG

Teslafanatic
Moderator
Aug 20, 2006
22,074
9,429
In case Tesla engineers are reading this forum.
Just an idea for the next Roadster's Firmware : rename Performance mode into Insane mode ...
Just a matter of better marketing !

Roadster looks like a little rocket ship. 0-60 in 3.7 is nice performance.
But P85D Model S looks like a big heavy sedan (it is), so it isn't expected to perform better. 0-60 in under 3.2 qualifies (IMHO) for the mode named "insane", but I don't think Roadster in 3.7 is nearly so outrageous, so I would vote "don't bother..."
 

supersnoop

Tesla Roadster #334
Mar 24, 2014
1,111
222
Pflugerville
On the 1.5, Performance mode only increases the temperature threshold for the battery before it steals power to run the a/c. On the 2.0 and 2.5, Performance mode does actually increase the allowed amperage draw. On the 2.0 and 2.5, you do need to engage Performance mode to realize the rated 0-60 time.

So, no real performance difference on some cars, but there is for others.
 

pharma5

Roadster F#25, Model 3 #36xx
Nov 22, 2011
558
119
central NJ
If the motor, PEM, and cooling systems can handle higher amp draw from the new battery, maybe (???) the Roadster 3.0 upgrade can shave a little time off the 0-60 in performance mode. Since we don't have any detailed specs on the upgrade yet, this is purely speculation.

(Don't know that they could ever move the needle enough to redub it as "insane mode", based on what they've disclosed so far...:confused:).
 

TEG

Teslafanatic
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Aug 20, 2006
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