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Old 01-28-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:15 PM   #2
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I wonder how many trips down the strip it takes to break and/or fry the drive motor and trans...
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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Saw three of these on the streets. Looked much nicer than in pictures.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:11 PM   #4
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I've seen a few in the DC area. They look nice.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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Saw three of these on the streets. Looked much nicer than in pictures.

We saw one on our way back from a call. Can't turn a fire engine around and chase down a car like I can in my WRX. Gorgeous woman driving it. Gorgeous car also. Bigger than I thought.
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:37 AM   #6
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Saw three of these on the streets. Looked much nicer than in pictures.
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...Gorgeous car also. Bigger than I thought.
Agreed. It's a beaut. I finally saw one about a month ago, and then another an hour later. None since then, but then again I haven't been back to the same ritzy 'hood.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:53 AM   #8
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Those drag video's are nuts. Guess 100% of torque is great for drag racing. I'd think traction would be more of a problem than it seems.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:19 AM   #9
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:33 AM   #10
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The sound in the last video is crazy.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #11
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The sound in the last video is crazy.
I think that's mostly the dyno. Since it has no exhaust note it doesn't hide a lot of the sound of the dyno like most cars do.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:42 AM   #12
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Yup.. that's the sound of the tires on the rollers.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #13
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I cannot get the videos to load at work.

I wonder what it would run in back to back quarter mile runs. Would it put down 12s consistently or would it taper off each run?
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #14
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I don't see why it would taper off. Lithium ion batteries put out a fairly consistent voltage until they're run very low.. and I doubt the battery management even lets it get that low on charge before it cuts the car off. I also doubt it's using the full voltage potential of the battery at any given time.

Outside temperature probably has a larger effect on output than charge. In hot weather I could see it pulling power just to keep the batteries sufficiently cool.

Completely talking out my ass here, though.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:19 AM   #15
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I think that's mostly the dyno. Since it has no exhaust note it doesn't hide a lot of the sound of the dyno like most cars do.
I don't care about your facts - I want a car that sounds like that.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:43 PM   #17
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I cannot get the videos to load at work.

I wonder what it would run in back to back quarter mile runs. Would it put down 12s consistently or would it taper off each run?
In the article they say it ran several passes with similar times and two time slips are posted with the second ~30 mins later and an ET of 12.4. As long as its not too hot out I would think that there's enough time in between passes to allow the battery pack to cool down enough and keep it from reducing power.

One thing about the Tesla is that driver error is much less of a factor. You basically just mash the accelerator and it goes. You don't even have to hold the brake pedal down. Kind of boring but consistent.

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I don't see why it would taper off. Lithium ion batteries put out a fairly consistent voltage until they're run very low.. and I doubt the battery management even lets it get that low on charge before it cuts the car off. I also doubt it's using the full voltage potential of the battery at any given time.

Outside temperature probably has a larger effect on output than charge. In hot weather I could see it pulling power just to keep the batteries sufficiently cool.

Completely talking out my ass here, though.
Pretty spot on for talking out of your ass

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:04 PM   #18
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One thing about the Tesla is that driver error is much less of a factor. You basically just mash the accelerator and it goes. You don't even have to hold the brake pedal down. Kind of boring but consistent.
It is basically a large luxury family sedan, it's not a 911 competitor. For that market segment I would think it's one of the more fun cars to drive.

I still want a Roadster too, I bet they are pretty affordable used but I have no where to plug it in.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #19
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I don't care about your facts - I want a car that sounds like that.
Amen. (Thanks to the fact-givers for setting me straight, though.)
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:10 PM   #20
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Pretty spot on for talking out of your ass
I'm going to make it my new forum signature.


-Completely talking out my ass here, though.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:11 PM   #21
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #22
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It is basically a large luxury family sedan, it's not a 911 competitor. For that market segment I would think it's one of the more fun cars to drive.
Yeah I'm sure its a blast to drive I was just saying launching the car is pretty boring, as in it doesn't take any skill.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:23 PM   #23
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Well Scrappy had a good question the original roadster did have over heating issues that made it go slower. If I recall it was some of the power electronics though.

A 300 mile range means the S they are testing here also has an enormous battery so the proportional current draw from the battery even for such performance isn't that high.
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Old 01-29-2013, 05:43 PM   #24
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Well the S with 300 mile range is 85-90 thousand before tax bribe money. And the only one that is capable of 12's is the top of the line performance which stickers 94900 bucks.

I would still pick a fossil fuel burner over this...
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Old 01-30-2013, 04:09 AM   #25
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I wonder what Tesla could do if they decided to make a true track-oriented sports car with the Model S motor...

Personally, the second they offer an electric hatchback that reliably tops a hundred miles per charge for under $30k, I'm in.
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