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Tesla 85D Motor Power Disagreement

Chasedrgc1223

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Apr 8, 2015
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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?
 

stopcrazypp

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Dec 8, 2007
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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?
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/show...uld-have-an-asterisk-*-next-to-it-Up-to-691HP
 

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