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  • bmwsport's Avatar
    Today, 06:20 PM
    The typical demographic of a Tesla owner is as far away from the drag strip or race track as you can find. The average Tesla owner is highly educated and wealthy. Lots of celebrities with some money too, like Oprah, etc. There is no arguing the electric motor is far superior to the internal combustion piston engine. The 16000HP Eurostar trains, modern ocean liners with the azimuth pods, rollercoasters, and high volume water supply pumps, etc. Electric motors are the propulsion method of choice. They are at least 300% more efficient, simple and reliable. Can you imagine your shaver, blender, or 30 yeare old furnace motor powered by a gas engine instead? The Tesla has no right to perform as well as it does with the handicap of today's heavy battery technology. The writing is on the wall. electrification will be part of a huge transition by the major OEMs. The top of the line Turbo S Panamera and Cayenne's are now plug in hybrids. They already use electric hybrid technology in F1. The 918, P1, La Ferrari also used hybrid drivetrains. In the Pike Peaks hill climb race with lots of exotic machinery, the electric cars are some of the fastest though the grueling 12 mile, 14,000 ft hill climb race. Yes electric cars can be made to handle too. Look at the list of cars that didn't come close to the times set by the electrics in last years Pike Peak Challenge. And just a few years ago, some of the electric motorcycles finished in the top 3 also against all the other bikes. So for those of you that think electric cars are good for only one thing, check back with reality in a few years from now.
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 06:01 PM
    Welcome to a real enthusiast forum Saunders6666.
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  • Stevenh's Avatar
    Today, 04:44 PM
    Yup, there is a lot more to enjoying a car than random penis measuring contests with strangers on the highway.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 04:42 PM
    That was Texas...
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  • BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
    Today, 04:39 PM
    ^ Those gas powered owners can at least go do some track days with their cars. Put that Tesla on Laguna Seca, against the same competition. Tesla is a one trick pony. There is a reason the Tesla isn't in MT Best Drivers Car contest and only included it in the airstrip race.
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  • bmwsport's Avatar
    Today, 04:07 PM
    Probably just as much as a snooze-fest as the S Class, 7 series, A8, etc. which the Tesla handily outsells. You know I like to speed more than 95% of the population out there. Since I have gone electric, I have had no desire to buy another gas car. Same sentiment shared by many EV owners. As far as sounds go, the jet-like turbine whir of the electric drivetrain is addicting. As far as me missing the noise of the gas engine, there is actually nothing more satisfying than listening to the cars next to you make all the noise and racket trying to keep up with you in an electric car. It's almost comical. Even though the Ferrari will eventually catch the Tesla, it must be so frustrating for that driver to have to go 130mph before passing the family sedan.
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  • Blown6's Avatar
    Today, 03:56 PM
    What I find disturbing is the acceleration from high speeds, forget the cops 4now, it takes the tesla under 3s to break the speed limit so lets not even go there. While I like to go from a dig I like to have a complete performance car and that means being able to go from any speed. We all know only a modded gtr or 911 turbo will be able to beat a p100d from a dig on the street etc but the question remains how will it do against them or lesser vehicles from a high-roll, not very good I suspect judging by the times of the p90dl....
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  • Stevenh's Avatar
    Today, 02:56 PM
    All those superlatives and its still an absolute snooze-fest to drive!
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 02:52 PM
    Hey Diezzler: :text-welcomewave:
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  • 7to3_enthusiast's Avatar
    Today, 02:10 PM
    I expected the Tesla to do well but not that well. No one can deny how capable of a vehicle Tesla has produced and I can only imagine they're just going to get better. It will be difficult to compete with them in the future, heck, it already is now.
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  • Newguy123's Avatar
    Today, 01:50 PM
    Well no shit Sherlock. My point is your speculation is moot. The Ferrari and the F80 are running very similar boost profiles and the F80 takes a shit on it. You forgetting the f80 is twin turbo and also running 14-15 psi on each bank? Aka 28-30psi of absolute pressure. So what are you trying to say?
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  • Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
    Today, 01:44 PM
    heard lots of triggering in that second video lol...wouldve el oh el'd if that horse put a hoof right in someones face
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  • AdminTeam's Avatar
    Today, 01:39 PM
    Hey Cloudybimmie: :text-welcomewave:
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  • bmwsport's Avatar
    Today, 01:21 PM
    What else does the Tesla do besides getting 92-105MPGe and good drag strip numbers? How about tons or cargo room and seating for 5. How about the best autonomous driving technology than any of its competitors and the best OTA technology enhancements in the business. So lets take it away from the drag strip and compare Motor Trends Test Results on both vehicles: ACCELERATION TO MPH: BMW M5 P100D 0-30:1.6 sec .90 sec 0-40:2.3 sec 1.30 sec 0-50:3.0 sec 1.70 sec 0-60:3.7 sec 2.30 sec 0-70:4.7 sec 3.00 sec 0-80:5.7 sec 3.8 sec 0-90:6.9 sec 4.8 sec 0-100:8.1 6.0 sec PASSING,45-65 MPH M5 1.5 sec Tesla 1.1 sec (-.40 sec) PASSING 60-100MPH M5 4.4 sec Tesla 3.7 sec (-.70 sec) QUARTERMILE11.9 sec @ 122.2 mph M5 10.5 sec@ 125.0 mph Tesla So basically, you might think the Tesla is only good at a drag strip run, but compared to an M5 it still trounces it from 45-65mph 1.1 sec vs 1.5. But even if your everyday driving consists of many 60-100mph passes like many of us, the Tesla still shines compared to the M5 3.7 sec vs 4.4 sec. And by the time you even react to a Tesla simply flooring the throttle, and you shift to the right gear and build boost in a non planned passing situation, the Tesla will be well ahead of most cars including this tested M5. So saying the Tesla is only good at a drag strip is so far from the truth of where it's true strengths are. Every day driving, non prepped or wet roads. All while not attracting the attention of law enforcement with a wailing engine. Truly a must, if you actually like to drive fast most of the time. For many of us, the 100-150mph acceleration is just not as practical as a metric to be concerned with on our local roads here in So Cal. And from a stop, you will be going about 130mph before you catch that 5000Lb 4 door Tesla anyways. Brooke from Drag Times straps his Tesla on a Mustang Dyno: 920 RW Torque MT 2014 M5 Competition Pkg Test. 575HP MT 2017 Tesla P100D Test
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  • Torgus's Avatar
    Today, 12:27 PM
    California breeds a special type of liberal. It must take a ton of restraint on the police to not fuck them up.
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    Today, 11:58 AM
    Mrc_5.56, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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