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Valet Mode Races

Discussion in 'TMC Connect' started by brianman, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Over dinner I was pondering the idea of Valet Mode Races sometime during the weekend at TMC Connect this year. It seems like a good equalizer across the Model S line.

    Note: We may need a separate class for Roadsters that want to participate in Valet Mode racing.
     
  2. ZBB

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    Bonus points for driving to TMC Connect in Valet Mode!
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Hm, I might have to do that on the last leg.
     
  4. cantdecide

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    Has anyone done a 0 to 60 test yet?
     
  5. brianman

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    To my knowledge, no -- or at least not posted about it. Maybe we should start a betting pool on who will post a video. I'm guessing someone with > 500 posts, < 10000 posts, and who has posted a video on TMC before.
     
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    #6 bonnie, Apr 4, 2015
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  7. brianman

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    I thought Valet limited at 70mph.

    Edit: Ah, km.
     
  8. cantdecide

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    I hereby rename valet mode as Prius mode due to having such similar 0 to 60 time, and as we still have a Prius at home.
     
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    lol Prius mode.
     
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    would an S60 be the quickest car in Valet mode? pretty sure it is the lightest
     
  11. gmontem

    gmontem Model S P01707

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    What is that little circular "80" shown in the speedometer? Is that an "over the speed limit" indicator? I would not mind seeing that in my Classic S, even if it's from GPS map data.
     
  12. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I drive the occasional truck that has a speed limiter. Once you get through the gears, you just hold the accelerator to the floor and keep it there... works well as a cruise control. :)
     
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    My first car was a '65 LandCruiser. It had a throttle lever on the dash. Pushed in, the pedal did its thing. Pull the throttle lever out a bit, and it would hold the RPM (and pushing the peddle in more would accelerate, lifting would go back to the throttle setting. I used it occasionally on the interstate, it more or less acted as a cruise control...

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    That's the speed limit warning... Avail on the Auto Pilot equipped cars, and is based on the camera seeing speed limit signs, supplemented with GPS data (I wish they'd enable the GPS portion of that on Classic cars...). The circle-style speed limit signs are used outside the US -- US cars have a rectangular sign shown...
     

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