Model S against Dodge Charger Hemi R/T

Model S against Dodge Charger Hemi R/T

Driving down the interstate in Charleston I see in my rear view mirror a Dodge Charger Hemi R/T. I slow down a bit as I want him to catch up to me. He pulls along side and I give my accelerator peddle a little tap just to see if he is interested. As I hear him engage his huge ICE I push my accelerator peddle all the way to the floor. 55-100 in what seems like 1/2 of a second. I see him again in my rearview mirror. I slow down to let him catch up again and he pulls along side of me gives me a thumbs up and proceeds to take a picture of the car. I am 40 and he had to be in his mid 20's. Kind of funny that my Model S can basically blow the doors off of anyone with nothing but the sound of wind. The model S is just ridiculously fast from 55-100. Cant describe the feeling. just an amazing car. Feel lucky to own one. HeHe

Panoz | 27 novembre 2013

Thanks, jat, this is all good information. I don't want the 21" wheels, so I may get the non-perf version. I'm still quite a long way out to Tesla ownership, so I have time for research.

create | 27 novembre 2013

You can get P with 19" now. If you go for the + that is where they force the 21" on you.

Gizmotoy | 27 novembre 2013

@create: Correct. And I can attest that a P85 with 19"s is still a load of fun. I may swap out the all-seasons for summer rubber for better traction, but mainly because we have but the one season here.

DonS | 27 novembre 2013

I didn't see any details on the time charts, but I have little doubt the 0-30 mph advantage of the P is just the sticky 21" tires instead of the 19" ones. Up to about 40 mph, both versions are limited by traction rather than HP.

david.baird | 28 novembre 2013

Thanks for this thread, it really highlights the the P is not a great leap from the standard 85.

Does anyone have a more detailed view on the 0-30 times?

Miggy | 28 novembre 2013

Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-In Hybrid Final Tune Drops 0-100km to 2.6 sec
Shortly before delivery of the first customer vehicles, the Porsche 918 Spyder is beating its own benchmark values. Marking the success of the final tuning measures, the super sports car from Stuttgart is now clearly the fastest ever road-going Porsche. With the weight-optimised 'Weissach' package fitted, the 918 Spyder accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in just 2.6 seconds (-0.2 seconds quicker than previously), from zero to 200 km/h in 7.2 seconds (-0.5 seconds), and passes the 300 km/h mark after 19.9 seconds (-2.1 seconds).

Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Senior Vice President 918 Spyder programme, highlights the significance of these results: "We have now used all options available to electrify the 918 Spyder, working right up to the last minute to do so."

The enhancements also bring benefits in terms of the electrical performance delivered by the hybrid super sports car. The two electric motors on the front and rear axle allow the 918 Spyder to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds, without producing any emissions. Such a performance marks a reduction of seven tenths of a second versus the previous time. With the Weissach package fitted, this electric sprinting time is reduced to 6.1 seconds.

The 918 Spyder complete with Weissach package currently holds the lap record for road vehicles on the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a time of 6:57 minutes. At the same time, as a vehicle delivering particularly low consumption and emission figures, the model is certified to efficiency class A+.

With the Weissach package fitted, the total NEDC fuel consumption of the 918 Spyder amounts to 3.0 l/100 km – 3.1 l/100 km without the Weissach package. That equates to CO2 emissions of 70 g/km (72 g/km without the Weissach package). The level of energy consumption was determined to be 12.7 kWh/100 km during the approval cycle.

david.baird | 29 novembre 2013

²KirkP - thanks for the video link, think I've seen that before, but it's very hard to glean much from it. I was hoping there was a table like the ones posted bu JoeFee and Brian thay would break-down the 0 - 30.