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Old 11-12-2019, 04:41 PM   #15
Pre
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Originally Posted by WReXinEfX View Post
I test drove a Model 3 performance edition with the 20" wheels. It was scary fast, never been in a car that just rockets off the line without any hesitation and just keeps going and no gear shifts. Every sports car even $300k+ cars have to change gears. My body felt like it just ejected out of a launchpad on the highway. Most Teslas I've seen on the road drive like Priuses. But never seen anybody gone fast with it.
Congrats. This is exactly how a modern literbike/superbike feels under WFO through the gears. You have to get used to it and master it or it will kill you. The only car besides a MP4-12c I have driven that could accelerate like my bikes was a Model S P90D. I'm used to it on my bikes with 20 years experience in the saddle. I'm not used to that in a car. It felt mind bending WFO from a roll at 20-25 mph. I thought I'd handle it easily with all the track time and my felony rides in the country but no. My first mod in that damn Model 3 Performance model would be a hard mount for my V1 so I don't end up in jail. Thankfully I don't have the temptation with the Ford Pinto version in my garage (2013 Leaf). It's going to be fun watching Tesla's truck come out and see what it can do in terms of acceleration, payload and towing.
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