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Roadster Insane mode

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by BartJ, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. BartJ

    BartJ Member

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    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 !
     
  2. Chillout

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    #2 Chillout, Apr 4, 2015
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    I totally agree!
    +1

    Or have a mode called "Ludicrous speed"
     
  3. jbadger

    jbadger Roadster #506

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    That would be bad marketing considering that Sport mode on a Roadster doesn't actually make the car faster or more performant.
     
  4. Mitrovic

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    Sport mode? What is sport mode?
     
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    jbadger Roadster #506

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    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    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.
     
  7. TEG

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    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..."
     
  8. samcarney

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    Agree!
     
  9. Doug_G

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    Performance Mode = just-slightly-nuttier-than-normal-mode. The difference is real, but subtle.
     
  10. supersnoop

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    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.
     
  11. pharma5

    pharma5 Roadster F#25

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    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:).
     
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    #12 spaceballs, Apr 5, 2015
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    I approve of "Ludicrous speed" :)
     
  13. kllychan

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    Did Elon look at this thread?
     
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    He must have.. :biggrin:
    First he steals our ideas, and now he wants us to go sell his cars :tongue:
     
  15. Chillout

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    I totally forgot about my reply... thanks for reminding me!
     
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    But for Roadsters he appears to have bypassed Ludicrous and gone all the way to Maximum Plaid for the nextgen Roadster. I wonder if you will be able to get a plaid/tartan colour scheme on these?
     
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    Appropriate that the Hazard switch is the next in sequence...
     

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