Loaner p85

Loaner p85

My 60 is getting some work done and was fortunate enough to get p85 loaner. Honestly, I can't appreciate the difference in acceleration. Also weird, it has an 80 mph governor.

Mathew98 | August 9, 2013

TS put in that limit for demo cars. Your SC must have pulled in a demo car from the local showroom.

Besides, what were you doing at 80+ mph anyway?

Epley | August 9, 2013

Unless you're racing the two side by side, it's gonna be hard to tell. The P85 will be slightly faster to 60, but as humans we won't appreciate it unless we're timing it or have some marker to distinguish the difference.

RobS | August 9, 2013

the difference is simply knowing you have the performance model :)

Otismyman | August 9, 2013

You're not serious are you?

Otismyman | August 9, 2013

Good call Rob!

Mathew98 | August 9, 2013

@Otismyman - Of course not. I've past that speed limit plenty of time with my S60. But the factory doesn't want owners to be reckless with their loaners.

I'm not advocating speeding, just saying that they have the right to curb our enthusiasm in the loaners.

BTW, I'm driving an S85 loaner this week and notice a slightly louder motor whine during hard acceleration (are there any other kind?) than my S60.

Otismyman | August 9, 2013

I noticed the same thing

kickgas | August 9, 2013

I just spent a week with a Roadster loaner. Makes the S seem sluggish! What a rocket. Just point & shoot. Completely different are one with the pavement. Had good weather most of the time so could take advantage of the open cockpit. Got sunburned. While I had a blast driving it (also generated way more attention) I am happy to have my S back; really appreciate how smooth & comfortable it is. It never seemed that big to me before.

Colasec | August 9, 2013

>>BTW, I'm driving an S85 loaner this week and notice a slightly louder motor whine during hard acceleration (are there any other kind?) than my S60.

That's interesting. I've read a few comments from people who think that sound is louder in the S60. I don't typically listen to music when I drive - I've been having a lot of fun with my S60 since I picked it up two weeks ago :) and the hard acceleration whine is quite noticeable.

I ordered the all-weather interior mats last night partially hoping to reduce that whine and road noise. I already have the trunk mats and parcel shelf.

jamestily | August 9, 2013

I own a 60 and just drove a p85 loaner for a week. To me, the increased performance was obvious. And when I went back to my 60 it seemed less responsive. But if I just pressed harder on the accelerator, the response was ok. The way I normally drive, the p85 is not needed. But it was fun for a week. Also in my 60 I use under 300 kw per mile, and in the p85 it averaged well over 340kw per mile.

FranknWC | August 9, 2013

I had the P for a day and thought it was scary fast compared to my MS. Squeezed into a 3 lane going down to 2 infront of an Audi r6 and a Vet. My heart was pounding and my hands shaking. It was San Fran Tastic!

bradslee | August 9, 2013

Wow, FranknWC, you've gotten into the racing car mode.

carlk | August 9, 2013

Did you try some hard acceleration or just drive gently like you normally do?

eAdopter | August 9, 2013

I don't understand. I wonder if the loaner car was somehow down-tuned.
I drove a P85 loaner all day and the difference from my 40/60 was significant. The 40/60 is plenty fast. The P85 was scary fast. The P85 swaks rubber all the way to 45 mph on dry pavement. Good grief!

kjin7117 | August 9, 2013

I actually went from my p85 to a 60 loaner w 80mph max speed and 73mph max cruise control. The acceleration difference is obvious to me and I can't wait to get my car back!