High Speed Tuning

High Speed Tuning

Do you know what the high speed tuning for Autobahn that Elon talked about yesterday in Germany entails?

My guess is wheel alignment and door adjustments, but can't wait to hear what you think...

Bighorn | October 22, 2013

Extra battery cooling and higher top speed--pure speculation.

bonaire | October 22, 2013

Is there any concern regarding the rear wheel toe/camber settings for higher speed? (lolacarchamp might have input)

SarahsDad | October 22, 2013

My guess is no higher top speed - I think Elon would have stated that if it were true. Rather I suspect the software will be tweaked so the motor doesn't go into "protection mode" and cut power after a prolonged high-wattage output(like some reviewers have noted on the test track). Maybe that will require extra battery cooling but reading between the lines it sounds like a software fix only - it's being offered for "free" to both new buyers and existing owners so I wouldn't think major hardware changes would be planned.

AmpedRealtor | October 22, 2013

Also, at those higher speeds the range will be severely reduced. This explains the high number of superchargers planned for Germany, as the distance traveled by those cars on the autobahn will be short.

carlk | October 23, 2013

Anyone knows what is gas millage of a, say, M5 driven at 160 miles per hour.

RZippel | October 23, 2013

What's gas milage ;-)? Around 25 Liters per 100km, hard to drive that constantly even here. More realistic is that you can drive with an average of 15 Lites / 100km.

Olof | October 23, 2013

Porsche Cayenne Turbo S (521 PS, Automatik, Tempo: Liter Super Plus)
VMax (270): 66,7 lit/100km = 3.5 MPG

carlk | October 23, 2013

Sorry about the misspell. Typed that before my first morning coffee. That's better than I thought.

Olof | October 23, 2013

3.5 mpg is better than you thought?

carlk | October 23, 2013

No that's terrible. Talk about range anxiety! I was replying RZippel's number which wasn't that bad. I think that comes from much tamer driving.

So what's difference between MS and ICE cars when you drive at top speed on autobahn? You need to stop every 20 minutes to get the car charged/filled but you need to spend 100 euros (?) at every stop for the ICE car while the MS gets a free charge.

Olof | October 23, 2013

@carlk: Exactly!

the lower cost of electricity compared to gas may be a motivator to buy an MS if you live in Germany and like to drive fast.

data02 | November 23, 2014

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ir | November 23, 2014

Looks & "rear entertainment" isn't going to help keep the car from overheating on the Autobahn.

petochok | November 23, 2014

The D announcement included higher top speeds. I'm sure the 155 mph doesn't come from a mere click of a mouse when adjusting the software.