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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. jbcarioca

    jbcarioca Active Member

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    You know the "P" version is coming, just not exactly when. There are already hot selling MB AMG versions for SUV's, the BMW X's have M's, why would Tesla not do that too? Of course they will!
     
  2. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    There will definitely be a P version of the X. It would be silly for Tesla not to. Generally the P's have the best margin.
     
  3. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    Elon said this at the Model X unveiling:
    “Even though the X is heavier, it will still go zero to 60 miles an hour in about 4.4 seconds,” Mr. Musk said. “And that’s not even the Performance model.”
    http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/tesla-unveils-model-x-at-its-design-studios/?_r=0

    There is definitely going to be a P version as long as Elon is running the show.
     
  4. steph280

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    I just wish they would add more exterior trims to distinguish the P model from rest. The AMG and M's all have exclusive trims which makes them immediately distinguishable.
     
  5. SSK

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    That had to be optional exterior trims, not everybody wants to advertise.
     
  6. ecarfan

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    Tesla is not about flashy showiness and superficial trim packages. No drama, no noise, mash the pedal to the floor and go.
     
  7. RobinF

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    I stand corrected. It's just that it didn't make much sense to put the biggest inverters in what is essentially a crossover minivan. But Elon is the man, so what he wants he gets.
     
  8. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Well-Known Member

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    Robin,

    I suspect you are going to find MX is anything but a cross over mini van :)
     
  9. EarlyAdopter

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    #190 EarlyAdopter, Jul 17, 2015
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    It happened!!!!
     
  10. anxman

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    I would bet money that Musk saw this forum post and liked your suggestion enough that he used your idea.
     
  11. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

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    What happened to the boldfaced portion of this footnote to Tesla's P85D specs that was removed from Tesla's web site not that long ago?

    "The P85D top speed is currently electronically-limited to 130 mph. In the coming months, we will be able to upgrade the car free of charge to enable a 155 mph top speed. This free update will be available for the lifetime of the car (not limited to the first owner). Additionally, an over-the-air firmware upgrade to the power electronics will improve P85D performance at high speed above what anyone outside Tesla has experienced to date. In other words, the car will be better than you experienced. This free upgrade will be rolled out in the next few months, once full validation is complete."

    Today Musk announced a $10,000 Ludicrous Speed update. It wasn't exactly the "over-the-air firmware update" that was promised above. Am I not reading this correctly?
     
  12. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    dude you're missing what teh bold says, 'improve P85D performance at high speed', and AFAIK they already released this to everyone -> aka the top speed increased to 155mph. they never said they would improve 0-60 OTA, just the top speed.
     
  13. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

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    The 155 MPH update is different than the boldfaced portion. The boldfaced portion refers to an additional software update that was never released to "improve P85D performance at high speed above what anyone outside of Tesla has experienced to date." Today's announcement addressed a performance improvement in a higher speed band, 30-60, to beyond anything that anyone has seen outside of Tesla. I find the similarity interesting.
     

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