OMG! MPH

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Warminster id
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OMG! MPH

Post by Warminster id » Sat May 08, 2021 8:16 pm

Hi everyone,
I’ve had my car since Tuesday and had done 177 miles mostly my commute to work.
So today was the first big charge day (small top up at Tesco Thursday) so after a good charge at Amesbury service area it was time to get on the 303. Followed a Tesla that slowed to have a good look at my car as I was waiting to get out of service area.
The 303 was quite busy so kept to the limit then when getting to a point where I was easing past a truck an Audi A6 was flying along so I had a choice A ease of and think eco or B see what this baby can do.
I went for B and OMG amazing acceleration and it just kept going as the A6 got smaller in my wing mirror I won’t say what speed it got to but we all know what the stated top speed is and I’m sure it would have gone faster! And it felt rock solid no dramas
Slowed down after I’d done the overtake of the few cars ahead and took it easy down the long hill (if you know the road) the A6 went past and I was off at a more sedate speed on the 36 to Warminster.
Oh and btw I’m not a boy racer more slow and steady but I have had some fast cars in the past
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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by Anduain » Sat May 08, 2021 8:23 pm

I absolutely LOVE the acceleration on this thing!
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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by Jamh2000 » Sat May 08, 2021 9:47 pm

And this was in a life pro, not a pro performance? I’ve just ordered a life pro and am hoping the less powerful motor isn’t a disappointment.
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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by Warminster id » Sun May 09, 2021 3:17 am

Sorry my mistake it’s the 204ps version,
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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by Anduain » Sun May 09, 2021 7:52 am

Jam, it will not be a disappointment, believe you me. Love these cars harassing me as I maximise battery so I can burn off 7km of range in 1km of hill. Muahaha. Or rather a friend of mine does…
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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by CarterHounslow » Sun May 09, 2021 4:25 pm

I can confirm that this car definitely could go faster, I have reached the limit and it got there very easily.

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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by monkeyhanger » Mon May 10, 2021 5:31 am

CarterHounslow wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 4:25 pm
I can confirm that this car definitely could go faster, I have reached the limit and it got there very easily.
Getting there easily isn't necessarily.a sign that it could do more - not expecting it to run out of puff like an ICE car at its top end, rather a clear cut off of additional current, as much related to the wiring supplying the motor as anything else. Electrical current passing through the drivetrain wiring at 99mph will be very high. That wiring will be of a large enough cross section to handle the current demands of a 99mph.limit, with a little margin. Even if the motor could handle 120mph, doing so would be like wiring in an electric oven with 40A demand, using wiring meant to handle 13A.

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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by Warminster id » Mon May 10, 2021 6:09 am

For me it’s not how fast it can go, more how quickly the car goes from mid range speeds (45-55) to 70 plus. And it does the same all through the speed range, such a good feeling.
And the car so steady at those higher speeds.
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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by GaSelle » Mon May 10, 2021 1:16 pm

Jamh2000 wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 9:47 pm
And this was in a life pro, not a pro performance? I’ve just ordered a life pro and am hoping the less powerful motor isn’t a disappointment.
It isn´t - I have one. It´s only limited by software. I bet it´s equal to the 204HP from 0-60 km/h, then you can feel it´s holding back.
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Re: OMG! MPH

Post by Jamh2000 » Mon May 10, 2021 6:00 pm

Thanks, that’s encouraging. And you find it OK for motorway driving?
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