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What engine combo?lurker[1].gif
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So I got my first ride in a Tesla Model S 85D yesterday.  The instantaneous power is such an odd feeling in a car.  I know it is an odd comparison but do other electric cars with less power have the same feeling like the Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt?  One thing I really liked was that there were not a ton of buttons everywhere that most cars have these days so the minimal look was nice.  The minimal look though led my friend to have a bunch of crap in the center in some make shift holders.  I reminded me how much crap people just leave in cars.

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Often a car resembles a wimminz handbag. . .


But how was the drive? Cornering and such?
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@HRoi have you looked at the BBS FI? The HRE premium is a lot to stomach since they're just CNC'd like every other american wheel company with 'forged' in it. Them and ADV1 prob pay three times more for advertising than R&D. That's why CCW is/was neat (before the Weld acquisition, now they are a lot more expensive). They were the same technology for a lot less. One of the cool things about Volk and BBS is that they are the only two that mold-forge their wheels using 8,000-10,000 ton presses. All the other guys CNC cut a block of billet aluminum at half the forging pressure. Actually, since you have a Porsche, the Champion Motorsport wheels are mold-forged in the same forge as Volk/BBS.
yeah, those are gorgeous wheels. and i am a BBS fanboi - not just for the reasons you mention but also because i like their designs. i know the guys at Champion well - they 'supply', maintain and prep my cars. first class outfit, but i do prefer the styles of BBS and HRE to theirs. but their wheels are meant to be functional anyway, not to win car shows.

there's another company here that i had do some work on the BMW. their name is Velos Designwerks and they're smaller/newer (the founders came from Active Autowerke) but they've started producing wheels that look absolutely stunning in person.

anyway, i'm not really seriously in the market yet...just looking at options.
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Wait, was that a bowling ball style helmet in the seat of that 240?
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there's another company here that i had do some work on the BMW. their name is Velos Designwerks and they're smaller/newer (the founders came from Active Autowerke) but they've started producing wheels that look absolutely stunning in person.

anyway, i'm not really seriously in the market yet...just looking at options.

Velos wheels are $$$$ though. Looked at some of their one piece wheels awhile ago and was surprised how expensive they are this side of the pond. They are not ADV1 expensive though, I know a couple people who have them and they are $20k + tires. uhoh.gif
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Well, if you want the scoop on where to get good food, meet good people, cheap places to stay around town, activities, etc. Hit me up. You can pass it along. cheers.gif

Thanks! She's going to be a missionary, so she'll already have a place to stay, but I will probably hit you up to get suggestions on cool places to visit on her days off.
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I don't know which version of the 85D you drove, but the P85D is 3.2s 0-60, the Leaf is around 10s. The Tesla is also a huge family sedan that costs 3-4x as much. It handles well given it's 4900 pounds, but these sort of questions are plain silly.

Also after the facelift, the center console is now built in.
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Is that an MR2?

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Now you know why I do it so much. cheers.gif

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Yeah man you don't appreciate how fatiguing a track day is until you do it. So much fun though. You addicted yet? IMO it also helps you acquire a taste for motorsports and respect how good the pros are.

I've certainly caught the bug devil.gif

And 100000000% to the respect for the professionals. Riding in the car alongside the instructor was a monumentally humbling experience (as much fun as it was). There were two other folks in the car alongside with me (it was the M3) and the first 30 seconds, I was going like "OH SHIT!" "HOLY SHIT!" "THIS IS AWESOME!" while the other two were silent -- they had had track experience before. After, I settled down I shat the fuck up and enjoyed the lap, but damn -- I had never experienced anything like that.

The biggest surprise factor was the brakes -- he braked so hard, so fast, and so LATE into the corner that I lurched forward as if the car had shifted earth's gravitational pull. It was like going 90 MPH to 35 in the span of 1.5 seconds it seemed. Loads of fun.

I enjoyed the lap with our instructor especially because he was oversteering all over the place to have some fun with us.

Honestly though, I'd be scared as hell tracking my car. I feel like something(s) would break after a couple laps. That, plus the huge wear and tear it has on tires and brakes? Not a cheap hobby, at all. I can see why people have cheap cars as dedicated track cars.

That, or just be loaded.
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The newest addition for me, an '87 560sl. It's definitely a tighter cabin than my r231 550 but it continues to impress me in terms of the driving experience.



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Is that an MR2?

I believe its a modded Nissan 240SX. 

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The newest addition for me, an '87 560sl. It's definitely a tighter cabin than my r231 550 but it continues to impress me in terms of the driving experience.

Congrats!  Nice boulevard cruiser.  I got to drive one many years ago, when they were still new.  They have that vault like solidity that seemed to be missing from some MBs that were built in the late 90s early 2000s.  

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The newest addition for me, an '87 560sl. It's definitely a tighter cabin than my r231 550 but it continues to impress me in terms of the driving experience.




Looks to be in great condition. Enjoy in good health. I love the classic SLs - truly have withstood the test of time.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Often a car resembles a wimminz handbag. . .


But how was the drive? Cornering and such?

 

Cornering felt fine for a large sedan but he wasn't pushing it by any means.  It was an enjoyable ride but from some of the comments about the car I was expecting it to feel cheap inside but it was nice.  I big screen is obnoxious though.

 

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I don't know which version of the 85D you drove, but the P85D is 3.2s 0-60, the Leaf is around 10s. The Tesla is also a huge family sedan that costs 3-4x as much. It handles well given it's 4900 pounds, but these sort of questions are plain silly.

Also after the facelift, the center console is now built in.

 

I didn't ask a bunch of questions but it was pretty standard, no ludicrous mode.  

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