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Have you noticed the torque & speedometer is there in reverse?

Have you noticed the torque & speedometer is there in reverse?

I pulled my SP into a long unobstructed parking lot. My passenger watched the instruments. There was plenty of acceleration & the speed was registered in reverse. I did not test the limits on this.

tork | 2013年1月12日

Why wouldn't the speed register while in reverse? You're moving, aren't you?

DouglasR | 2013年1月12日

Have you ever tried this test with a conventional car? I haven't. I have no idea whether this is unusual or not.

stevenmaifert | 2013年1月12日

My speed also registers in reverse. My Leaf has a digital speedometer too. Will have to see if it registers in reverse. Never paid any attention.

jjaeger | 2013年1月12日

That's exactly the point - who is watching their speedometer in reverse? Purely forum fodder and nothing more.

KevinR.co.us | 2013年1月12日

I actually never noticed reverse speed in my previous ICE cars. Maybe it was there all along...

KevinR.co.us | 2013年1月12日

It might be just the nice electronic speedometer line that catches my eye more than any previous car when I'm pulling out of my garage.

john_cohn | 2013年1月12日

All I know is that the odometer won't go in reverse. Learned that from Ferris Bueller.

KevinR.co.us | 2013年1月12日

@ John_Cohn -- Hopefully without the same outcome to the vehicle in the end :o)

ghillair | 2013年1月13日

Wife's 2012 Chev Equinox has digitial speedometer that registers in reverse.

jat | 2013年1月13日

Any of the mechanical speedometers aren't going to register speed in reverse due to the way they work, but digital ones should. Note that the LEAF set the speed record for driving a lap in reverse and the Model S should be able to crush it.

Timo | 2013年1月13日

You would need to remove the limit Model S has for reverse speed to beat Leaf record.

Brian H | 2013年1月15日

Just find the right fuse ...

Timo | 2013年1月15日

Assuming it isn't computer controlled, which I think the case is. You would probably need to hack the computer in order to remove that limit.

nickjhowe | 2013年1月16日

@Timo - what's the limit?

joepruitt | 2013年1月16日

Now the big question is who will get the "reverse" speed record? Anyone tested the 0-60 time in reverse? B-)

Timo | 2013年1月16日

@nickjhowe, IIRC 15mph. Something close to that. No speeding tickets in reverse.

nickjhowe | 2013年1月16日

I did 15mph in reverse during my 'lift bum off seat' testing. But it was dark and I didn't feel like going much faster. Didn't feel like the car was going to stop me going faster. Will try this weekend.

Brian H | 2013年1月16日

15 mph limit in reverse? SLT.

Timo | 2013年1月17日

SLT? Seriously lazy transit?

Brian H | 2013年1月17日

Something Like That. ;)