Yeah.. I thought it was interesting to compare the performance statistics..
stopping from 60-0 in about 185ft... yikes.. if I could keep up with my friends McLaren MP4-12C... I would be hitting him with an extra 80 - 85 feet of force going into turn 1. haha.. the model s actually has the braking performance close to the mp4... and the mp4 is the fastest stopping car I have ever been in 100ft
I am seriously considering the model s now..
Fisker Karma $114,000 5297 lb 406 hp 0-60 6.1 sec 60-0 185 ft 0.87 g
Tesla Model S P85 $105,400 4766 lb 416 hp 0-60 3.9 sec 60-0 105 ft 0.92 g
Cadillac CTSV Wagon $63,000 4353 lb 556 hp 0-60 4.1 sec 60-0 105 ft 0.90 g
Panamera Turbo S $194,000 4388 lb 550 hp 0-60 3.5 sec 60-0 105 ft 1.00 g
I took the stats from the CTSV wagon to add a little weight so it would compare to the heavier electric cars..
The Tesla Model S's performance is incredible compared to these other cars.. even the Turbo S stats..
The Fisker Karma has the same brembo brakes as the CTSV so why does it take so long to stop? The spinning weight of the 22" wheels is one thought... as slamming on the brakes does not engage much of the abs. the weight shouldn't be that big (80ft) of a difference since the Tesla does a 105ft stop and is only 500lbs lighter than the karma.
The tesla has pretty much the same power as the fisker. same brake horsepower etc.. they just do a way better job delivering the power to the wheels.
Needless to say the Karma is the sexiest car on the road but I need power. The feel of acceleration and brake performance is what I need right now.
Hey Dennis... any chance...