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Word is that there will be a 3.3 second car soon!

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Jeddi, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. Jeddi

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    Had a quick chat with someone at Tesla about how amazing the P85+ is and he hinted that there will be one coming out in the near future that will do zero to sixty in 3.3 seconds. He wouldn't give me anymore details.
     
  2. texex91

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    Oh great...cancel my P85+ order!
     
  3. Effects

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    I wonder how long it would take for some legislator to demand limiters on that?
     
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    Well, the 120kWh battery might do that. If we get a similar jump in performance as we see from 60->85. Add to that some P120+ tuning and this sounds doable.
     
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    And by "legislators" we mean the special interests who control them.
     
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    Yep, one in the same :wink:
     
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    I think this is only possible w/ AWD. I had assumed they would debut that option in Model X and then bring it out in a future version of Model S. I still believe this.
     
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    Good point. And AWD would make it easier to get this brutal amount of power onto the street...
     
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    That is might thought as well. Think that will be a 2015 in S. Will be sweet!
     
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    Ah... The talking heads.
     
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    This has to mean AWD, there have been rumors floating around of one in the works for some time now.
     
  12. rolosrevenge

    rolosrevenge Dr. EVS

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    If it doesn't mean AWD, there would be some wicked burnouts.
     
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    I wonder if this is going to be a production model or the "Special One" being built for the project that Lelani Munter is involved with?
     
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    Just think how long the line would be at the super swapper station, if they offered this 3.3 second package, which consisted of a 120 kwh battery and software, for existing P85/P85+ cars.
     
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    Would be awesome, but I think I'd prefer that sort of power on a smaller car. Granted, I don't have a P+, but my S usually feels like it can barely handle the power it DOES have
     
  16. Jeddi

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    Trust me the + can handle that and than some.
     
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    If it's true and AWD, I'll buy one in a second... Crossing my fingers.
     
  18. mnx

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    *yawn*

    I'd only be interested if it could sustain current p85 levels of power for multiple laps around a road course...
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I'd imagine the Model X powertrain development would be done by the end of this year (a guess of course) with the rest of the time working on other issues (interior..etc). Wonder if they would risk cutting into Model X sales with an AWD Model S launch coming soon though. I don't think it would hurt as the sales would stay within Tesla.
     
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    There was a thread here somewhere that speculated that an AWD version could have different gearing on the front and rear wheels to allow for more room on the top end w/o a transmission. I assume that might enable more sustained high speed as well.
     

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