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Tesla 85D Motor Power Disagreement

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Chasedrgc1223, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Chasedrgc1223

    Chasedrgc1223 Nearly Insane

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    Screen Shot 2015-08-05 at 5.23.32 PM.png On the Tesla website it states the total horsepower to be 417HP, however it also states each motor has 259HP. Now 259x2=518, so does the 85D really have 518HP?
     
  2. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    No. The motors are capable of 259hp each, but there are bottlenecks or limiters elsewhere (like battery for example) that makes it so actual combined output is 417hp. You can see the P85D thread where there is a lot of discussion about this in regards to the previously advertised 691hp number (which was taken from adding the 470hp front / 221 hp rear motor power numbers).
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/44691-P85D-691HP-should-have-an-asterisk-*-next-to-it-Up-to-691HP
     
  3. Chasedrgc1223

    Chasedrgc1223 Nearly Insane

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    Ah thank you that's what I assumed. I wonder if it will ever be upgraded via software to unleash the true potential.
     
  4. thegruf

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    no, unlikely as it would also require the newer and costly pyro fuses to pass the extra current required
     

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