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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-06-2019, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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Wanna Race?

Okay, so here's my Question to All:

Have you noticed that at least 50%-75% of Tesla drivers who see you on the road in your new I-Pace want to race you?

How annoying, imho. It's like they want to play with you and/or see how fast the I-Pace really is in the real world. I've already had experiences with a few Tesla Model X and Model 3's...of course I beat them (none were the P100D, lol...I wouldn't even both with that, lol) but seriously, it's a bit annoying to me.

I get challenged ALL the time when driving my 700HP/TQ GT-R but that's expected and kind of what it's made for and yes, I win with that kind of power. But I'm sorry, my I-Pace is my DD work and family vehicle and I just enjoy going about my day using no gas and enjoying the vehicle without anyone challenging me to a friendly race. Besides, even IF the Tesla wins out in a straight line over my I-Pace, I always keep thinking to myself, "well at least my Jaguar I-Pace is very pleasing to the eye and much higher quality inside and outside than the Tesla which is ugly as FUk" imho!
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here in the bay area there are so many 'standard' tesla drivers (and therefore only a small fraction of hardcore tesla enthusiasts) that this hardly happens ..
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Not around here in So Cal. Tesla drivers seem to be oblivious. Only recognition was from a Maserati.
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Only my neighbor who bought a model s then model 3 because I had a model x. We went racing to see how they compare and I won everytime. Lol His s is 75d and 3 is standard.
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I'm constantly asked about the I-Pace and everyone tells me how beautiful it is but it's the Tesla Model X 75D and Model 3 drivers that are driving me nuts wanting to race, haha. Most of the Model S drivers are calm, except for the P100D guys and well, I know, that's why they opted for the high performance model...I get it...it's what I do with Porsche 911 Turbos, Ferraris, BMW M5's, and Lambos when in my GT-R, lol. Well, not really...I don't really look for races. My racing days are mostly over.
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Here's a tip for you. I do this a lot. Race them up to the speed limit and let them go. It's very effective for clearing speed traps ahead.

Since I rarely drive the speed limit anyway, I always appreciate someone who's willing to drive faster than I do, even if I have to goad them into it..
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Here's a tip for you. I do this a lot. Race them up to the speed limit and let them go. It's very effective for clearing speed traps ahead.

Since I rarely drive the speed limit anyway, I always appreciate someone who's willing to drive faster than I do, even if I have to goad them into it..
True, although that will take < 5sec. and as a backup, I always have my radar/laser detector on as well.

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I always have my radar/laser detector on as well.
I never had one of those.
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Makes you wonder what's going to happen with street racing after 2020 when there is a huge transition to EV's and everyone has a sub 5 second 0-60 car. Heck even the new Rivian R1T electric pickup is rated in the 3.0's.
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23109? in California, is Speed Contest, Exhibition of Speed. A night in jail, your car is towed, equal to a drunk driving offense in cost.
In my youth, I ended up with two of those, and never broke the speed limit.

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