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Just a thought but it would be cool if EV's offer a "boost"-like function (button/third pedal) where the motor actually outputs 100% for a short period like 5-7 seconds. After, the motor would return to a standard maybe 70% output where the boost function would recharge/cooldown to be used again. pretty much like a racing game with NOS lol.
imo EV's need more drama to win over ICE enthusiasts. right now its just 0-60 times which many car enthusiasts dont really see as a deal breaking/making stat. with the tech we have today and the car being electric im sure something can be done. weird torque curves, NOS power buttons lol etc.
I suspect you'll find the motor never outputs 100%, at all, and the limits to acceleration are entirely down to the temperature control on the battery packs, for now.
This is supported by the fact that Ludicrous mode on the Model S PxxD came out as a software update, so yes the car got more torque just by a software update.
I think some people are using their rose tinted glasses again, and the forum is starting to sound a lot like a bunch of people discussing CDs on a record collector's forum ..
Actually it's not just 0-60 times that Tesla's are winning against "comparable cars" (which no doubt will provoke some debate).
There's also a Top Gear episode where the Tesla Model 3 actually outperforms this lot : Merc-AMG C63 S, BMW M3 & Alfa Giulia QV .. on a race track.
I think the thing that's spectacular here is that tesla have been a car company for about five minutes and electric power allows them to ALREADY dominate their peers in terms of performance, and be 5 times more efficient in doing so.
So, perhaps the Tesla version of electric cars doesn't float your boat (it was designed from the ground up to be fast but utterly conventional in every other way), but let's see what happens when the same drivetrain is lifted and dropped in a car made by a company that's been building cars and tuning chassis for five decades, we will see what this technology can really do, and perhaps bring back some of the "driver involvement", which frankly disappeared the moment power steering was invented anyway.