Most likely yes. I think I remember watching a video of Elon boasting that the 3 would be about 5 seconds and we know it's RWD. That's the ***** about going first, you become the benchmark.Sadly that new Tesla Model 3 might come around and crush these 2 in a drag race. Tesla's have always been great with straight line performance, and have been at the forefront of making EV"s seem cool, which they are.
The P100d if I remember correctly was measured after initial roll out though and I think the Demon was measured with roll out being accounted for. Regardless, those numbers against each other are so neglible, the slightest lapse in reaction or driver slip and that's essentially ruined lol. There's that and I probably won't ever own either so I try not to think about ityeah EV's are working their way through the petrol-heads and proving themselves along the way - drag racing an EV is rarely a good idea for an ICE car
one of the car mags recently tried to get the new Dodge to match marketing 0-60 numbers and after two days they couldn't do it - and called Dodge, who helpfully explained it requires drag slicks and the track to be at the correct temperature and a whole bunch of other conditions no real world scenario could match…
vs. the Tesla Model S P100D that does it repeatably in 2.2 or 2.3 seconds…
having said that my Model S is a terrible track car and ICE still have major advantages for sustained high performance demands - I shudder to think what would happen to an EV if you tried to run it in a 24 hour leman's style race - EV's are great/fantastic/best daily drivers, but I see a future where ICE's are still used where their particular advantages are actually required for the task…and I'm good with that - EV's for most consumer use, ICE's for applications where it makes sense.
Had to look that up and techcrunch reported 5.6 seconds, and that's just whats known so far. Once its finally here we might see some better numbers reported, but if 5.6 is the average i would be very happy if going Tesla. Unplugged Performance could get that down to the 5 second markerMost likely yes. I think I remember watching a video of Elon boasting that the 3 would be about 5 seconds and we know it's RWD. That's the ***** about going first, you become the benchmark.
No, 5.6 would be just fine and no slouch. I hope Chevy takes the challenge and builds an SS version to compete once the 3 is actually on the road.Had to look that up and techcrunch reported 5.6 seconds, and that's just whats known so far. Once its finally here we might see some better numbers reported, but if 5.6 is the average i would be very happy if going Tesla. Unplugged Performance could get that down to the 5 second marker
Yes, it's good looking. That's it's HUGE selling advantage. All other brands of BEVs are either nothing special to look at, or down right ugly as sin.i saw a model 3 on the road this weekend... not a bad looking car. i didn't get to race it though, we were on the freeway.
I'm interested what problems you think will bring them down?That's pretty much why a lot of people want the Model 3, and all the power to them. But I do wonder what ppl will do once they realize it isn't the rainbows and unicorns with the Tesla.
More room to fall when their expectations are so high.
I agree about Supercharging being "included" vs. "free" - there is a difference -however Tesla has already announced that Model 3 owners will "pay" as you go for use of Supercharger network. Model S/X owners have Supercharging "included".Yes, it's good looking. That's it's HUGE selling advantage. All other brands of BEVs are either nothing special to look at, or down right ugly as sin.
The top eight reasons 400,000 people loaned Elon $1000-
- There is this big ol' Supercharger Network that most will never use, but think they will as well as the cheapskates that think they are going to charge their car on Elon's dime and haven't yet figured out that the charging network and associated costs for "free" charging are baked into the price of the car.
But don't you think that the vast majority of those people are using the Superchargers because of the "free" charge and sometimes convenient parking spot? Facing a choice of charge at home and pay out of pocket, or go get the charge you already paid for, I suspect many choose the later.As far as "that most will never use" - this defy's the data in that a majority of existing Tesla owner's use the Supercharger network, and they are busy enough that it's turning out to be a heavily used resource. Supercharging is one of the no-compromises approach to owning a BEV and given utilization world wide it appears Elon is right to invest in this network.
I guess GM and others are going by historical experience. When the automobile came to be, not a single manufacturer, including Henry Ford, went out and started building gas stations. Networks of gas stations sprung up due to demand from motorists. The demand for public charging is so poor, that there is little to zero profit in it, so nobody but Elon is serious about building them. Unlike the gas station, people have the option of charging at home, so charging networks have to compete with home charging and most people are going to opt for home charging.An EV with no fast charging solution isn't much of a solution - the Chevy Bolt barely passes this test in that while it has Fast DC charging, it is neither fast/reliable and Chevy seems to feel it's someone else's problem to solve.
The Model 3 is going to be interesting…grab your popcorn boys & girls, the movie is about to start!
That's because the company he set up to do it he named The Boring Company. Elon himself named it. I like the idea of express tunnels under the city, but the whole elevator, and accelerating electrically propelled skates to carry cars is a little wacky.Have you seen his tunnel idea? A lot of publications are calling it the "boring tunnel" and I don't know that much about it to make that decision.