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    So Elon showed us the D tonight.

    D stands for Dual motor.

    The P85D can do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, pretty impressive. The word is the D also increases the top speed as well as increasing efficiency by increasing distance per charge.

    Then there is something else, it can partially drive itself. It can self park both parallel and into your garage. There is also a summon feature where the car will come to you. I'm thinking batmobile at this point. Every car coming off the line going forward will have all the hardware required. Of course it can do all the 'standard' things like auto cruise control, read speed signs, stop signs, traffic lights, auto stop and detect all objects around the car using sonar.

    No news on pricing.

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    It says 120K for the D

    I love the D.

    Wait what?

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    http://jalopnik.com/tesla-model-s-p8...2/+chris-mills

    "The top-spec Model S, the P85D, comes in at $120k (with both the performance and tech packs required). That gets you two motors: the same biggie-sized one out pack in the standard P85, and then a smaller motor fitted up front. That new motor packs an additional 221 hp into the S, with the rear motor dolling out 470 HP, for a combined 691 HP. Plus a quarter mile time of 11.8 seconds (down from 12.6)."

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    Nice, make a wagon version and I'll trade in the E63.

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    Quite innovative if you ask me.


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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    Isn't this the same car as the S, just with more power?


    What happened to the every-man Tesla that doens't cost 100000000000000000000000000000000000$ he keeps promising?
    Its the old 80s gimmick of having a front and rear motor to get AWD. It just so happens thats the only way you'll get AWD on an electric car.

    Every-man Tesla can't be sold for an insane markup. How much does an electric motor cost?

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    Elon gave us S, now he gives us the more powerful D, then next will be the more affordable V?

    But really, 0-60 in 3.2 is pretty awesome though. I wonder if that's a consistent 3.2 for the full battery or only at say 60% charge and up or something.

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    Originally posted by Kramerica


    Its the old 80s gimmick of having a front and rear motor to get AWD. It just so happens thats the only way you'll get AWD on an electric car.

    Every-man Tesla can't be sold for an insane markup. How much does an electric motor cost?
    Motors are cheap, its the batteries that are cost prohibitive, which is why we have to wait until they build the worlds biggest battery plant.

    Explain why having a second motor is a gimmick?

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    Originally posted by supe
    Quite innovative if you ask me.
    benyl's E63S wagon does the same drive itself trick. Matt even talked about being scared by it in his Summer Series article.

    http://www.beyond.ca/life-lessons-co...des/39305.html

    If you were talking about the drivetrain though, the SLS Electric drive has already done electric AWD. Instead of 2 motors, it uses 4 motors to allow full torque vectoring.

    Once again, Tesla follows Apple's marketing strategy to blow away fanboys with things that have already been done before.
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    Originally posted by rage2

    benyl's E63S wagon does the same drive itself trick.
    Does it lane change? Can it read speed signs? Oh... right.

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    Originally posted by supe
    Does it lane change? Can it read speed signs? Oh... right.
    The newer versions does even more, with the exact same sensors that are already in the car.



    All this shit is awaiting regulatory approval before it can be released to the public.

    Oh... right.
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    Default P85D, dual motor AWD, 0-60 in 3.2s

    Last edited by Xtrema; 10-10-2014 at 08:52 AM.

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    ^^ Pretty amazing stuff. Wonder how it would do in snow?

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    Originally posted by Kramerica


    Its the old 80s gimmick of having a front and rear motor to get AWD. It just so happens thats the only way you'll get AWD on an electric car.

    Every-man Tesla can't be sold for an insane markup. How much does an electric motor cost?
    Taking a page out of Apple's book.

    I read somewhere that they are calling Musk the next Jobs. Seems to be headed that way.

    Tesla is a premium brand for the rich, just like Apple.

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    Originally posted by benyl
    Tesla is a premium brand for the rich, just like Apple.
    Originally posted by benyl
    Nice, make a wagon version and I'll trade in the E63.
    Sounds about right.
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    Originally posted by rage2

    The newer versions does even more, with the exact same sensors that are already in the car.


    All this shit is awaiting regulatory approval before it can be released to the public.

    Oh... right.
    The point is that no other car on the road today can lane change on its own. The kicker, and I love it, is many cars that are used to compare are in the realms of super cars, SLS and Mclaran.

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    Originally posted by supe


    The point is that no other car on the road today can lane change on its own. The kicker, and I love it, is many cars that are used to compare are in the realms of super cars, SLS and Mclaran.
    The D is a direct comparison to the E63S AMG.

    Same power, performance, weight and price.

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    Does anyone know how the differentials work in a Tesla? Are the open, locker, LSD?

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    Originally posted by supe


    Does it lane change? Can it read speed signs? Oh... right.
    Mercedes-Benz vehicles have been reading speed signs since 2008.

    http://techcenter.mercedes-benz.com/...st/detail.html

    http://media.daimler.com/dcmedia/0-9...0-0-0-0-0.html


    and Nissan autonomous vehicles can change lanes on their own, in a car that costs about 1/4 of a Model S no less.

    http://www.latimes.com/business/auto...717-story.html

    I know you were excited about Elon Musk showing you the D, but really now... worse than apple fanboys.
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