SOLD | Roadster 2.5 #1077 | Very Orange | Forged Wheels | Electronics Package
Model S #SSL146 / VIN #246 | Signature Red | Black Interior with CF Accents | 21" Silver Wheels | Panoramic Sunroof | Performance
TesS: P85 Sig. | Mercury: Petunia ate five donuts.
Truly Electric Spaceship-Like Adventure ~ Signature Model Spaceship
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My Model S Ambient Light "buzzes" - I hear this is not uncommon.
It has been my experience that anything with north of 300hp is "borderline un-driveable" or a little hard to control on less than ideal surfaces. Horsepower over 400 is mostly a high speed item with little or no use at lower speeds. Porsche's AWD turbo 99x series seem to make good use of it but I have a 550 that will literally spin the tires at 60 mph by simply rolling into the throttle in third gear (TC off of course). I've been tempted to buy cars with more horsepower (the 458 comes to mind) but always find myself asking the question "Why?".
Anyway, TC lets you enjoy the power you have available without the need for cat like (or Montoya like) reflexes. If you really want to play, just find a skid pad at the local track and ask them to wet it down. Get a driver coach, turn off the TC and practice your CPR (Correct, Pause, Recover). It's a real hoot in just about any car and a lifesaver in one you drive every day. It's well worth the couple of hundred dollars it takes to make it happen.
I have a small buzz at 100% and a bad one at anything lower.
P427 Performance White/Tan
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P.S. nice video dailydriver, that you driving?
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