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originally posted by: WeAre0ne
He is on a 600, and obviously never raced a day in his life... He wasn't even rev bombing.
My 2015 R1 (1000) would give that car a run for its money. It will do 0 to 60 in 2.6 seconds (as stated the Tesla Model S is 2.9). With the Launch Control System (LCS) it would keep the RPM at 10,000 and you can pretty much dump the clutch and take off like a rocket. Add to it the Lift Control (LIF) system which will keep the front wheel on the ground so you don't have to worry about doing a back flip when launching. Also, to top it off, and to keep up with the Tesla's lack of gear changes, the new model R1's have Quick Shift (QS) so you don't even have to worry about the clutch or throttle control after takeoff, just click up to shift, and its so smooth and seamless its makes it so you don't have any hesitation at all between gear shifts and or lose any time between gears.
The guy in the video was on a 600, and they don't really have much low RPM power, its all in the high RPM range, you really have to scream the crap out of 600s to get them to move, and that guy wasn't screaming anything. 1000s on the other hand will do 115 MPH in first gear.... and get you there quick.
originally posted by: XL5
Although electric motors have max torque at low RPM, they still do better with a couple speeds. In the case of electric motors, it is not about power curve, it is about multiplying the torque you already have or getting more top speed.
originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
Just had a thought imagine a motorbike with similar tech to the car. Imagine the acceleration on it