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    Motor Trend Review: Model S P85 is now the fastest American sedan

    A very positive review of the Model S Sport performance, it does a great job of describing the advantages of an electric drive train and the Model S specifically.

    World Exclusive! 2012 Tesla Model S Test and Range Verification - Motor Trend
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    Does the Model S have range mode? I can only assume it does... I wonder if they had it in range mode for charging?

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    link doesn't match the title ...

    the video that matches the title is discussed here ...

    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...l=1#post203368
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    Quote Originally Posted by clea View Post
    link doesn't match the title ...
    The title of the thread is the most interesting conclusion from the article to which I linked. The article's title is more mundane: "World Exclusive! 2012 Tesla Model S Test and Range Verification".

    I would not have started a thread if all the article did was verify the car's range.
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    i was getting it confused with the youtube review of the same name and figured it was a mixup until i looked at the dates ... my bad. please ignore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack View Post
    Does the Model S have range mode? I can only assume it does... I wonder if they had it in range mode for charging?
    It does. It only has standard and range mode now (no storage mode).
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack View Post
    Does the Model S have range mode? I can only assume it does... I wonder if they had it in range mode for charging?
    According to the article, MT did a range mode charge.

    If they had taken a slower, more scenic route, they would have made it easily. Even taking the freeways, they only had to make a short stop (10-20 min?) at a convent public charging station to complete their five hour drive.

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    While I am here because I am a Tesla fan, and becoming more so, I don't know how they can make the claim it's the fastest American sedan. The MB CLS63 AMG does 0-60 in 3.9 and the performance package version does it in 3.8. I believe from what I've read the Tesla performance S is 4.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zer0t View Post
    fastest American sedan
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    Oops didn't see that.

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