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Regular S vs Performance

I've reserved but haven't configured yet. Near as I can tell, the only difference between a comparably equipped S and the Performance model is 1.2 secs in 0-60. Is that correct? My test drive was in a Performance model and it was super fast. Will I be disappointed with a "plain" S?

I don't have the actual numbers because the P60 has not been tested. However extrapolating from the data that Tesla has provided (just two numbers plus HP and torque) and a factor for the difference between Tesla results and Motor Trend results.. Here is my best guess (using a curve fitting technique) if MT had tested it.
0-30 2.4 sec
0-40 3.2
0-50 4.2
0-60 5.3
0-70 6.6
0-80 8.2
0-90 10
0-100 12.2
1/4 mile 13.8 at 105.5
45-65 2.1 sec

Note that the 0-60 and 1/4 mile times are less than Tesla... this is because MT has come in with shorter times in their tests for the P85 and S85 (partly because MT uses a 1 foot rollout as most other testing agencies do, which I believe Tesla did not.

The acceleration curves I provided were relatively easy to calculate for the P60 car. The acceleration curve will likely be indicative of the real thing although not exact because of not having enough data points. I have not even attempted to do the P40 however, because the acceleration curve is harder to extrapolate and is likely to be off by a considerably larger margin.

It will be interesting to see what the real test data shows.


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