Maybe some of you have noticed, but just in case somebody is not following tesla on facebook but only on this forum, here is a link to the track test they did of the model S
Overall quite good results, as you can see, acceleration was even a bit faster than 4.4, but strangely enough, they claim it got worse after every run
The first and second runs were the quickest, and after that it just got slower and slower despite having plenty of charge. By the sixth and final run it was 0.3 second slower.
Any ideas on why this can be? Motor overheating, or controller not getting enough cooling and accumulating heat between runs?
They also have another track test, which I think is relevant for comparison's sake
Model S performance matches those quite nicely in specs. Jaguar has more HP but less torque, BMW 550i has less HP but more torque. Even though Model S is about 300 lbs heavier, it still matches or beats them. One aspect where it kinda falls short is the price, it's $20k more than those two cars. I guess a closer comparison price-wise will be the non-performance model S, with standard wheels (21" are a $3500 option), but its performance will be noticeably lower.
Anyone else happy with what tesla is showing? Anyone expected more?