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Will the X be faster than the S?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by TMS doc, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. TMS doc

    TMS doc Member

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    Since all X's are D's by design, with all that extra horsepower and efficiency, will a standard Model X out run a standard Model S? Will a Performance X beat the Performance S?
     
  2. mitch672

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  3. adiggs

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    I think not - heavier car and bigger CD as mitch points out will slow the car. The one option that I see leading to a (very temporarily) faster Model X is a bigger battery that can discharge electricity more faster. That still might not do the trick.

    Realize that we're talking about most of a 6,000 lb vehicle doing 0-60 in ~3.5 seconds I'd guess. I'm ok with being 10% slower :)
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    At the risk of derailing a perfectly sane conversation (sorry, I'm tired), I'd like to point out that the X also has wings, which the S does not. And those wings are capable of turbo boost and sustained glide.
     
  5. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Good gracious. What on earth is the rest of the vehicle going to be doing? Or perhaps I don't want to know.....
     
  6. mitch672

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    Bonnie... wings, really now, please get some rest. thanks :)
     
  7. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    You've missed the falcon wing discussions? Really?

    Interesting evening, though. I did have a raptor (Red Tailed hawk) injured on my property & had to summon up the nerve to approach it and wrap it in a blanket, all the while it was puffing up and stretching out its wings to intimidate me, sitting on top of my woodpile. And the talons! OMG. Once the blanket was on it, it became pretty docile, happy to go into the large cardboard box I had ready for it - and then the local raptor rescue picked it up.

    See, it's not all about the forum. tg.
     
  8. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    So basically, the point here is that everyone should wait until the Draco engine package becomes available. 0-60 in 0.01 seconds.
     
  9. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    The x could be quicker if they do a saleen version of the x85d and run it with the p85d

    Saleen if you do, please dont add that motor whine sound like you did on that gorgeous but too noisy p85+

    Bonnie, cool story with the hawk :)
     
  10. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Don't tell El Supreme. He hates raptors.
     
  12. ElSupreme

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    It's terrifying!
     
  13. MikeL

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    Yes, it will.

    now THAT's a discussion !:rolleyes:
    oh, and my childrens' inheritance will largely go to tire$
     
  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Truth. To both.
     
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    I found the prototype :)

    x-wing.png
     
  16. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    AhahahahahahahahaHAH!

    (thx.)
     
  17. mitch672

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    I guess I deserve the abuse, trying to give a correct answer with actual facts to back it up.
    ok, I'll agree it's going to be faster... if it starts on the top of a mountain and a Bugatti Veyron gives it a good push :)
     
  18. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    You must forgive us. The forum has been *difficult* of late & taking refuge and having a bit of fun in a normal thread is understandable.

    :)
     
  19. mitch672

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    yes, I understand... and another thing, I'm upset my 22 month old Model S is now a POS, I demand Tesla replace my car for free with the new "D", the gall of some people :)
     
  20. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Heyyyyyyyyyy. We'll have none of that here in this thread, Mister.
     

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