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Top Gear making Tesla looks bad again? P90D vs GTR

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ggnykk, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. ggnykk

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    #1 ggnykk, Sep 17, 2016
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    Drag race between the P90D and the Nissan GTR. This was published yesterday. Too bad they only put the video on their webpage, so I couldn't link the video directly here. Do you think it is a fair race? This is a P90DL version 1 and the GTR got like a half second jump start. This old P90DL should do 1/4 mile in 11.2 second, not 11.5 second they got. In case you are not aware, the fastest version of P90DL can do 10.80 in 1/4 mile, which is faster than GTR's.

    Also, I believe launch control was used in the Tesla, as you can see the car "buckle" at around 1:19 of the video

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    Top Gear drag races: Tesla Model S P90D vs Nissan GT-R
     
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    How much is a GTR? Half the price of a P90DL?
     
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    like $106k for the regular version. $155k for the Nismo version. Both are slower than P100DL, haha.
     
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    And you have to put gas in it, and oil, and plugs, and it's loud, and it looks like a Nissan, and....
     
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    They had to hurry to publish this before youtube gets flooded with all the videos of P100DL beating various supercars...
     
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    Tesla needs driver mod asap!
     
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    what is a driver mod?
     
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    haha, that's true.
     
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    A better driver.
     
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    No, Tesla said the old P90DL should do 1/4 in 10.9 seconds.

    I think the video is accurate in representing real world performance of initial P90DLs versus a stock GT-R

    It's entirely Tesla's fault for misrepresenting early performance of P90Ds and not announcing that newer P90Ds (v2 & v3) exist and produce more power.
     
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    Perhaps this will encourage more stoplight drags between GTR's and Teslas. I think thanks to YouTube they have been avoiding us. V2, V3 P90Ds and P100D need to have some fun too...
     
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    It doesn't look like he was even trying- no launch mode mention at all. The video implies that you have to warm the battery for 45 minutes every time as well... BS.
     
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    In case you are interested in, P90DL v3 destroyed new Z06 Corvette (with auto transmission)

     
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    It won't matter anymore

    The 100DL will destroy pretty much everything.
     
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    Still Top Gear will film a bogus race to show even the 100DL losing to cars that could never beat it in a fair race. It's their slant and they don't care about the truth.
     
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    haha, Top Gear has a long and painful history with Tesla.
     
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    yet, it still is a sedan vs a sports car.
     
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    "Though the Tesla outguns the GT-R on outright power, both claim a 0-62mph time of 2.8s..."

    Does the GT-R manage a real 2.8 second 0-62 mph time or is this the same rollout scam Tesla uses?

    If the 2.8 seconds is a scientific legit time - why so surprised?
     
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    Almost all car magazine and car manufacturer in US use the one foot rollout, it is pretty much an industry standard. Not a scam by Tesla.
     
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    #20 Caligula, Sep 18, 2016
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