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Valet vs. Standard Performance Measurements

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by SUN_Spot, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. SUN_Spot

    SUN_Spot Member

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    Since the release of firmware 6.2, valet mode has offered a "fun limiting" option for handing your Model S over to anyone else (valet, spouse, teenager, etc.). I wanted to quantify how much the fun was limited. Below are comparative results for my vehicle between valet and standard modes. I used an app on my iPhone 6 called PocketDyno+ (v2.7.1) that uses the phone's accelerometers to measure time and speed and the vehicle weight to calculate power. The phone was magnetically mounted to the dash using a Steelie mount.

    Vehicle:2013 P-85+Driver only, no cargo
    Details:
    6.2 (2.4.124) FW21" wheels, Michelin PS2 tires
    Location:4245 ft. elevationFlat, straight, paved road
    Environment:52°F, no wind, sunny



    Statistic
    Standard Mode :smile:Valet Mode :mad:
    Max Acceleration
    0.74 g0.34 g
    Max Power
    386 whp150 whp

    288 kW112 kW
    1/4 Mile
    12.63 s17.16 s

    113.5 mph74.5 mph
    0-60 mph
    4.03 s8.74 s
    0-100 mph
    9.23 sN/A
     
  2. billarnett

    billarnett Member

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    Thanks for doing that. For comparison, valet mode acceleration is roughly equivalent to a Prius.
     
  3. Danal

    Danal electricmotorglider.com

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    Superb data reporting! And thanks!
     
  4. 60TTuC

    60TTuC Member

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    #4 60TTuC, Apr 12, 2015
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  5. Foodnut

    Foodnut Member

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    My wife has a Prius... I'll do a drag race with her in Valet mode and report back. LOL
     
  6. Jack_L

    Jack_L Member

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    Thanks for the data. Very glad to have that option now!
     
  7. Thud

    Thud Member

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    I was going to say "Leaf Mode."
     
  8. Twiglett

    Twiglett Single pedal driver

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    Sadly 8 seconds is still faster than a Leaf :)
     

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