Submitted by jdesmo on January 27, 2014
I'm very curious how TM can have the twin motor Model X Performance version, produce 50% more torque. It was discussed here before that the MS P85 is basically maxed out on the discharge rate of the battery pack. Meaning, with the larger inverter, the limiting factor to power and torque is not the drive-train, but the battery pack capacity and discharge. Now, comes the MX with twin motors, and the Performance version is claimed to produce 50% more torque. This to me mean either bigger pack, or Tesla found a way to get more juice out of the existing pack, but either way something could be very much different in the pack design.
Can '50% more torque' mean 600+ lbs-ft directed to the wheels under WOT?
This opens another huge possibility. A twin motor MS super performance version, with higher gear ratio in the two differential units will give both higher top end speed, and faster acceleration.