RE: Tesla confirms Model S Plaid performance

RE: Tesla confirms Model S Plaid performance

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Northernboy

11,986 posts

226 months

Friday 18th June
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a7x88 said:
Its the fastest Motortrend have ever recorded beating the McLaren Senna which does it in 8.5 seconds (Plaid was 0.3 faster).

Sure your times above are not 0-100kmh-0? or just 0-100mph and not back to 0?
Yes, as per my next reposnse, I'd misread and assumed it was 0-100mph.

jagfan2

383 posts

146 months

Friday 18th June
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otolith said:
Where’s my knife missile, Musk?
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PhantomPH

4,027 posts

194 months

Friday 18th June
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Northernboy said:
a7x88 said:
Its the fastest Motortrend have ever recorded beating the McLaren Senna which does it in 8.5 seconds (Plaid was 0.3 faster).

Sure your times above are not 0-100kmh-0? or just 0-100mph and not back to 0?
Yes, as per my next reposnse, I'd misread and assumed it was 0-100mph.
Ah, you can't assume on PH mate - that's your life taken! biggrin

silentbrown

6,922 posts

85 months

Schmed

2,600 posts

41 months

Monday 28th June
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F20CN16 said:
Sorry to pick on you but this comment shows there's a long way to go to educate the public on how to use an electric car. You ask some questions, then conclude it's no good without hearing the answers.

You can quite happily run it down to single digit % and charge it to 100%, over and over.
Sorry to pick on you, but the sanctimonious nature of some of the EVangelists on these threads is quite something to behold.

I'm sure if you did run it down to single digits and then fast charge it to 100% all the time there will be absolutely no impact on battery longevity at all.

silentbrown

6,922 posts

85 months

Monday 28th June
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360 camera Randy Pobst at Pikes Peak with the Plaid

6:57 on the shortened track. https://livetiming.net/ppihc/


re33

202 posts

133 months

Monday 28th June
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silentbrown said:
360 camera Randy Pobst at Pikes Peak with the Plaid

6:57 on the shortened track. https://livetiming.net/ppihc/

The fastest most boring in car I have seen in a while. The view from the go pro on his helmet is probably a bit better but the lack of noise will be just as mind numbing.

thelostboy

4,076 posts

194 months

Monday 28th June
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We sell a lot of second-hand Teslas at work. It's great, that in principle, they don't need servicing. The reality is they tend to have niggly issues due to poor build quality, and that dealers are pretty disparate, whilst parts can take ages to arrive.

The latest issue with them during the recent heatwave was the heat damaging the large screens. Ironic given so many of them must live in California, where I've heard its pretty sunny...

Personally, i think it's amazing what people will pay for what is a desperately bland car. The interior feels incredibly cheap for a 'premium' vehicle. I've seen the images for the updated S and would love to compare, as it looks like they have made a step change.

The take-off performance is comical, and for the rare times i'm in one, it hasn't lost its novelty yet. It's not the 0-60 time that's the important bit, it's that 0-20 where ICE cars need to get going. The Plaid must feel unreal.

Stick Legs

2,000 posts

134 months

Monday 28th June
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I think it's great.

Lets get as many people as possible driving EV's and out of ICE cars.
This way the green movement will get really interested in something else and leave the hard core of us (who are a minority) who really love their petrol cars in peace.
One day your M5 / XJ-S / Aston Martin will be a novelty and not an affront.
Just like steam trains, no-one moans about heritage railways, and they are burning coal!

43 now. By the time they finally make it impossible to use an ICE car I'll be long gone.

otolith

45,658 posts

173 months

Monday 28th June
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thelostboy said:
Personally, i think it's amazing what people will pay for what is a desperately bland car. The interior feels incredibly cheap for a 'premium' vehicle. I've seen the images for the updated S and would love to compare, as it looks like they have made a step change.
It's a long way from the dominant European model to be sure, which is to sell the same generic cheap hardware across the board but tweak the bodyshell and stick some higher quality plastic inside the premium models.

jagfan2

383 posts

146 months

Tuesday 29th June
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Stick Legs said:
I think it's great.

Lets get as many people as possible driving EV's and out of ICE cars.
This way the green movement will get really interested in something else and leave the hard core of us (who are a minority) who really love their petrol cars in peace.
One day your M5 / XJ-S / Aston Martin will be a novelty and not an affront.
Just like steam trains, no-one moans about heritage railways, and they are burning coal!

43 now. By the time they finally make it impossible to use an ICE car I'll be long gone.
This is a great point often overlooked, its going to be a long time before an outright ban and likely never, classics and even modern performance machinery will be around for a long time

However to use your example (steam engine coal is getting much more expensive) as the numbers drop the fuel costs etc will go up, but realistically will be 2040+ before we see a significant drop in ICE cars on the road and this impacting fuel availability and cost
https://www.railinsider.co.uk/2021/02/02/heritage-...