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Stop the Press! Tesla announces REAL HP numbers for P85D and P90L

Matias

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Apr 2, 2014
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http://www.teslamotors.com/models

532 hp (Ludicrous) *
463 hp *

P85DHp.png
 

darthy001

Love my car, hope Tesla can get as great!
Oct 29, 2012
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I guess us whiners finally got Tesla to be truthful in their advertising! Must hurt for the ones not on "the dark side" to see something actually come out of all of this;)
 

Matias

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It took a year for truth to finally be admitted!

Thank you Wk057, krisg81, sorka, Andyw2100 , darthy001 and many others!

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
Abraham Lincoln


 

Matias

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There is less than 50hp difference between P85D and 85D. 0-60 time in P85D is with 1 feet roll out and in 85D it is without that. So the real difference in 0-60 time is about 0.8 seconds. 50 hp can't make such a difference? Is 85D software limited?
 

darthy001

Love my car, hope Tesla can get as great!
Oct 29, 2012
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There is less than 50hp difference between P85D and 85D. 0-60 time in P85D is with 1 feet roll out and in 85D it is without that. So the real difference in 0-60 time is about 0.8 seconds. 50 hp can't make such a difference? Is 85D software limited?
The P does have the bigger rear motor. I assume thats part of it. But a software limited car wouldnt be the first time in history. Actually far from it. In Norway I would guess 80% of the cars sold are indeed software limited.

Honestly I dont see a problem even if the 85D theoretically could do the same 0-60times as the P. Thats just good engineering from Tesla!
 

Matias

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The P does have the bigger rear motor. I assume thats part of it. But a software limited car wouldnt be the first time in history. Actually far from it. In Norway I would guess 80% of the cars sold are indeed software limited.

Honestly I dont see a problem even if the 85D theoretically could do the same 0-60times as the P. Thats just good engineering from Tesla!

I don't mean to say, that that would be problem. I'm just curious. I know that it is common in microprocessors to limit the performance of cheaper models.
 

darthy001

Love my car, hope Tesla can get as great!
Oct 29, 2012
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I don't mean to say, that that would be problem. I'm just curious. I know that it is common in microprocessors to limit the performance of cheaper models.
Aha:) Yes, I wouldnt be surprised if the 85D was indeed limited. Actually making it and the 90D a better deal for every passing day to be honest. No doubt I would buy the 90D today.
 

jpet

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Aug 8, 2014
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The P does have the bigger rear motor. I assume thats part of it.

I think so too. There's got to be an advantage of using the bigger rear motor for Tesla to have created the P85D. When battery technology improves, putting the bigger motor both in the front and rear could create the next generation beast.
 

peteyswift

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I think so too. There's got to be an advantage of using the bigger rear motor for Tesla to have created the P85D. When battery technology improves, putting the bigger motor both in the front and rear could create the next generation beast.

Better acceleration and better handling in corners (less understeer).
 

AnOutsider

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Apr 3, 2009
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Great news. Kudos to all of you who fought for what you felt was right and got results.

It always seemed odd that they could get the numbers and times right for the pre P cars, then suddenly "measuring EVs is hard!".

Many here scoffed when Audi claimed some insane Torque amount on the etron by adding up the wheels, so we should hold Tesla to the same standards.

Hopefully they keep it up going forward, but a shame all of this drama had to happen to get them to be honest
 

qwertzy

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Mar 11, 2015
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Now we can brag that it does these performance metrics with less hp and more weight!

Rs7 has 560 hp and does 0-60 in 3.2 but Tesla does it in 2.6 with 30 less hp and 400 lbs more weight.
 

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