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Rumor: P85D firmware update to increase 0-60 performance to 2.8s

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by anxman, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. anxman

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    Hello folks,

    I'm happy to bring you a TMC exclusive rumor. According to my sources deep inside Tesla, a firmware update for the P85D will increase its 0-60 performance from 3.2s to 2.8s. I have not personally operated this P85D, but my sources have allegedly seen it in action and historically these sources have been accurate for Tesla rumors. Please take it with a grain of salt because I have not seen or operated this vehicle myself.

    My fingers are crossed -- though, I'd rather see Active Blind Spot Detection and Autopilot features before this bump to the "Insane" mode.

    /A
     
  2. randompersonx

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    I have also heard this rumor from people at two different Tesla stores.

    No idea if it's true or not, or how credible these people are.
     
  3. Todd Burch

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    Nice...hope they boost the 60mph+ range so they can put down even better numbers at the strip!
     
  4. NigelM

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    Merged here. Please don't cross post, we just end up with multiple discussions.
     
  5. anxman

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    Ah, thanks!
     
  6. LetsGoFast

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    I'm afraid if it gets much faster, it might rupture some internal organs.
     
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    #7 EarlyAdopter, Jan 27, 2015
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    If true, I hope they add a third acceleration setting: Sport, Insane, and LUDICROUS!

     
  8. Zythryn

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    Ay beat me to it!
    Frankly, I'm not counting on it. It would be pretty funny though.
     
  9. jerjozwik

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    ...the plot thickens!
     
  10. Raffy.Roma

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    Yes the 0-60 time can be decreased by optimizing the torque on the two axis. Actually I read on TMC that such a decrease was possible from the very beginning of the P85D life but that Tesla designers decided to get 3.2 secs because they didn't manage to have a continuos acceleration by lowering such a number to 2.8 secs. In fact they had issue to harmonize the acceleration of the two motors.

    Maybe that now in Tesla they managed to work out the issues between the two motors and get 2.8 secs.

    But IMO the driver should enter a password to get 2.8 secs just to let him think twice before of using such an acceleration.
     
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    "With great power, comes great responsibility" -Uncle Ben
     
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    There also should be an interlock to disable INSANE mode when rear facing child seats are used (either trunk built-in or the ones installed in the rear seat)
     
  13. winehillranch

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    OK, I'm just wondering. Yes I have the regular version, a S 85 and no P or +. (I had to cut myself off somewhere when ordering ). So, the D's are fast, and
    will the increase in acceleration time from 3.2 to 2.8 be useful? How fast has anyone had theirs, and don't you feel a little sick from the G force? I think great
    acceleration is more fun and just as effective as a good facelift. Cheaper, too!! I need to drive the D, where is it?
     
  14. Vip

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    winehillranch, I also have a non-performance S85 but when I test drove the "D" that is a whole nother beast!!!
     
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    Yeah, plus no one would bother with Insane if there were 3 settings.

    What they could do is replace "Insane" with "Ludicrous." "With this update, we've upgraded the P85D's previously insane acceleration with outright ludicrous acceleration."
     
  16. winehillranch

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    well are you drooling? Are you considering trading up? I'm not allowed to yet....
     
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    This is getting hard to resist. Maybe if I buy the exact same color and specs she won't notice. Hummmmm
     
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    I am drooling and would love to trade up but can't see spending that much money (neither can my wife!). What I really want is the autopilot! For my 140 mile round trip to work, the autopilot would be FANTASTIC!!!!
     
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    + 1
     
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    I am drooling...reading this thread is like watching porn. I can't concentrate on work right now. I am too busy fantasizing about making Veyron owners feel what of load of rubbish they bought for $2,000,000+ :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     

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