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Tesla Model S Signature Performance dancing in the snow

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  1. dailydriver

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    #1 dailydriver, Dec 14, 2013
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    My parking lot was not plowed yet when I came into work this morning, so I decided to have some fun.:wink:

     
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    Poetry in motion! Encore, encore!
     
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    As much as I enjoy Tchaikovsky, I'd rather hear the native audio. :)
     
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    That was really fun. Thanks for sharing. I thought the Tchaikovsky really gave it a nice touch of Christmas..... and a dancing Model S, as a true nut-cracker toy!
     
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    I would normally agree, but the Tesla just spinning tires didn't sound that exciting. :cool:
     
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    From your avatar, looks like you would know.

    Perhaps mix in the two?
     
  7. ggr

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    Seems like more fun, but less efficient, than a snow-plow. Oh, I was assuming you were trying to clear the lot!
     
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    #8 dave, Dec 14, 2013
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    Nice. I tried this for about 30 seconds last winter and a cop drive by and gave me a ticket for reckless driving!
     
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    Nice! Did you happen to notice how many miles of range you used up during your parking lot time?
     
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    My husband came home from work one winter night in the wee hours (2amish), as he was coming over the hill of the last little town before home, he saw two police cars doing donuts at the only intersection in town. He stopped at the *green* light and waited for them to finish so he could drive through the intersection without getting hit.

    So you're police office, dave, had a pickle up his butt and likely has done what you were doing only called it 'honing his driving skills for the job'.
     
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    Bravo! The Sugar Plum Fairies are applauding from the trees!

    You and Seb Vettel are on the same page! I presume this was just with TC off, or did you pull fuses?
     
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    Hah, i was thinking about taking it to court and using that defense, saying that I was always in control and not endangering anyone. I didn't have time to mess with it though, and didn't have enough experience with court system to try and fight it.
     
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    Very nice, love the music, complements the video nicely!
     
  14. dailydriver

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    #14 dailydriver, Dec 14, 2013
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    Just TC off, no fuses. The stability control (which can only be overridden by pulling the fuse) really interferes with donuts on a dry surface, but it is very less obtrusive when car just wants to slide in the snow.

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    That is not a bad assumption. I tried the same thing in one of my other cars a couple of winters ago and it was not very effective as a snow plow either (same parking lot, different car, different perspective).
    :wink::redface:

     
  15. AnOutsider

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    Awesome video. Was this from a camera on the building?
     
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    Dave -

    That video rocks! I think it beats all those dumb Mercedes Christmas commercials that have been shoved down our throats for the last 3 weeks (sorry - no DVR to tech them away). In fact, your video is one commercial I would LIKE to see!

    Anyway good stuff and darned entertaining!
     
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    Must have been fun. Good choice of music.
     
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    Did you get younger since last we met? :)
    Excellent job!
     
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    We do have surveillance cameras, but no. I set up a basic Sony SD camera on a tripod, on top of an overturned garbage can, and placed it just inside the building's overhead door into the warehouse. This kept the lens from getting wet and just enough view of the parking lot.

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    Physically older, mentally younger. :redface:
     

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