Submitted by Mathew98 on Fri, 2019-09-13 11:27
There, did it get your attention? This is the kind of headline that shorts and trolls (you know exactly who you are, douchebags) love to sprout.
But seriously, Tesla is cutting corners in development for the upcoming Roadster II and plaid S/X. This tri-motors set up is nothing new at Tesla. In fact, all the monday morning quarterbacks fell asleep at the wheels for about 18 months now.
Nothing new you say?
Yeah, Tesla unveil this design with the Semi last Spring with the exact tri-motors configuration for the 80K pounds load for the 18 wheelers. This drive train is being reused for the plaid version of S/X/R2.
Don't you just love it when a bleeding edge company reuses its hardware and configuration for multiple product lines? That will accelerate development time and trim costs by a mile. It is akin to extending a class/inheritance in programming. You nerds know what I'm talking about...
Poor Porsche with its 7 years to develop a Tesla killer. They can't even match up to a P85+. What a shame! Now take take up the wazoo, douchebags!