Submitted by dtaubert on January 29, 2013
I've been driving a non-performance 85kwh Model S for a month now. 1000 miles, with a mix of in-town and highway driving (typical Bay Area commute). What an incredible ride it is. Tight, responsive steering on the sport setting and SO much power that responds instantaneously. Please, traffic light, turn yellow...
One thing that I cannot quite get the hang of, however, is applying power near the end of a turn with the traction control on. I have a minor bit of track experience and I know how to break late, hit the apex, and push on the throttle coming out. The Model S always seems too reserved on this last part. Only once the car is out of the turn and pointed in a straight line does the power come on like a slingshot.
I guess I'm trying to say that the traction control feels a bit too conservative for my taste in this specific situation. Turning it off every day defeats the purpose of having it, obviously. Would like to hear from other owners. Thanks!