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

anxman

Member
Dec 21, 2014
362
59
san francisco, ca
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
 

Raffy.Roma

Active Member
Jul 22, 2012
3,275
23
Rome (Italy)
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.
 

vgrinshpun

Supporting Member
Apr 5, 2013
5,886
22,790
PA
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.

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)
 

winehillranch

Member
Apr 26, 2014
18
0
paso robles, ca
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?
 

EarlyAdopter

Active Member
Jun 24, 2012
2,821
2,048
Redmond, WA
Ay beat me to it!
Frankly, I'm not counting on it. It would be pretty funny though.

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."
 

Vip

Member
Jul 11, 2013
440
78
United States
well are you drooling? Are you considering trading up? I'm not allowed to yet....

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!!!!
 

Ames

Member
May 27, 2013
659
376
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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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