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What cars have higher G-forces during acceleration than P85D?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Torpedo Ted, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. Torpedo Ted

    Torpedo Ted Member

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    0-60 times are easy to come by, but have anyone seen a list of various car's g-forces during acceleration? I guess there aren't many production cars that beats P85D?
     
  2. Saghost

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    Average, or instantaneous?

    Average G force to 60 mph should match 0-60 time precisely, considering that 'G force' is a way of describing acceleration, and average acceleration is change in speed divided by the time it takes.

    I doubt any car much exceeds the P85D acceleration below about 30 mph - which means that since they have higher average accelerations, the few faster cars out there must produce higher accelerations above that speed, where the P85D hits the power limit and the acceleration falls off.
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  3. Thud

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    Porsche 918 can do it, for a price!

    0-60 in 2.2 seconds, as tested by Car and Driver:

    The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Is the Quickest Road Car in the World Car and Driver


    The 918's average acceleration from 0-60 is higher than the peak acceleration of the P85D. It's just mind-bogglingly fast. Imagine chopping a full second off the P85D's 0-60 time.

    If P85D is "insane" then I don't think there's a word to describe the Porsche 918. Not as much luggage space though!
     
  4. ecarfan

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    The 918 is indeed an amazing car, but costs over 8 times as much as a P85D, and of course gets terrible gas mileage on all but trips to the corner market. And seats only two, with no luggage space.
     
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    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    Yeah... If you pack the Model S/X platform with enough cells to fill-up everything but two seats, you can draw a lot more power from the battery and power a much stronger motor. I think it would be quicker than the 918, although not by much due to the physical limitations of tire performance.
     
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    Wow. In fairness, that average is only about 3% higher than the 0-30 of the P85D, but I will admit I wasn't expecting to see even that.

    It looks like they achieved it by going to massive $700 super sport rear tires, and then have electric motors to supplement the engine.

    Impressive engineering - I just hope they stop catching on fire. :)
    Walter
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I wonder about the Veyron...
     
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    What G force is the 85D capable of?
     
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    Just based on feel, the Veyron feels a lot faster once it gets rolling, but it doesn't have the initial shove that the P85D has. The transmission takes a fraction of a second to engage and the turbos take a second or two to spool up and by then you're going 30 or so. it just isn't quite as instantaneous as the Tesla. My butt dyno guess is that the Tesla is quicker 0-20 and the Veyron will annihilate it at any speed above that. I doubt the Veyron is ever accelerating at 1.3g. So it's less g, but a much faster car overall. I'd love to see data to prove or disprove my 100% subjective take.

     

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