Which makes me wonder, do we know the actual rating on the production Model 3's inverter? The last number I saw (back in June 2016 = ancient history) was "300+ kw". 300 kw = 402 HP, 399 kw ~= 535 HP. Zero complaints about anything in that zone, of course.
The Model 3 does not put 396 hp to the wheels. The Model S P85 puts down less than that, weighs 1000 pounds more and is much faster! Don't believe everything that you read. haha
Look at that acceleration plot from DragTimes. It doesn't line up with the dyno plot at all.
On an unrelated note, I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I was cringing when that guy was smoking right next to the car! Then when he sat in it after, I was like... awww hell no, don't smell up that beautiful new car!
Is it just me, or is the car skidding on the dyno at 6:50? You even see the rear end jerk to the left.
More weirdness: By stepping through frames I can see the mph labels on the dyno graph; it shows peak HP at around 55mph, followed by a gradual taper (an almost constant HP plateau). Way lower speed for peak HP than the other dyno. The other dyno shows that sort of horsepower at around the same speed, but the power keeps climbing up to 68 mph rather than "giving up" like the one in this vid.
Any people with more dyno experience care to offer some theories into what's going on here?
Way lower speed for peak HP than the other dyno. The other dyno shows that sort of horsepower at around the same speed, but the power keeps climbing up to 68 mph rather than "giving up" like the one in this vid.
State of charge and temperature of the battery can make a big difference too. I watched those videos quickly while doing other things, but I don't remember anything being stated about the battery state before testing.
I forget which video it was, but somebody was performing 0-60mph tests with the Model 3 using a VBOX, and it kept getting a little faster with each attempt as the battery warmed up.
They first performed a run starting at 30mph. It sounded like Eric was trying to confirm the machine settings. He says something like "because when I look at the graph, I'll know I hit 3400 rpm". That first run appears to show a 247hp peak on the wall monitor. That's close to the 281hp that Brooks got with his last dyno run.
Then they performed a second run, but didn't really say anything about it. The monitor was switched to displaying the hp vs speed graph, which isn't really visible on the video.
Then for the third run, it sounds like they started at 10mph. Afterwards, Eric says "I know how Tesla thinks. You guys are smart! You tried to trick me. They try to power-manage the car...". It's not clear to me what he means, but it sounds like he figured out how to work around a limitation of some sort. I wish we had some more details about this dyno run. Somebody needs to interview Eric and find out what he did, and if it's repeatable.