Submitted by feniks05 on Tue, 2016-08-02 08:15
Just a little FYI that I experienced this past weekend while staying out in Palm Springs. Temperature hit 116 F. During the middle of the day, I decided to show off the MDX to a few friends and decided to give them a little test ride. I loaded up 6 passengers and proceeded to find a long, straight stretch of road to ludicrously launch them (I'm patenting that phrase by the way...lol). Anyways, for those who don't know, in order to activate launch mode, you have to turn on max battery power. This results in the battery heating up to optimum temperature to give the ideal power discharge to the motors. Well, problem is that when it is 116F outside and you activate max battery, the car actually has to COOL the batteries to get optimum power. This in turn cuts off your ability to use the air conditioning. There actually is a warning message that pops up on the console to let you know that the air conditioning function had been reduced while the batteries are cooled. So while I was able to launch them to 60 mph in 3 secs, we were all sweating balls off. So...just a word of advice, be aware that in extreme temperatures, activating max battery power will result in losing your ability to keep the interior cool. Safe ludicrous launching peeps!