Model S Raven Performance testing acceleration with Range Mode
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    I watched like 5 of your videos so I felt like I have to sub. So I did.

  • Custom Gamer
    Custom Gamer

    Pawel's -750 hp Tesla- 825 hp Tesla (Pawel's -1237 Nm Tesla- 1300 Nm Tesla

  • Stefan Lanker
    Stefan Lanker

    what cable/OBD tool are you talking about? Could you specify? THanks!

  • felis530

    did he just sh!t himself <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="371">6:11</a>s

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    Wait a second... Is Pawel the same Pawel as the one mentioned in radioresepsjonen??

  • Lee

    Low Gear sucks

  • Sean Z
    Sean Z

    Should have started with range mode first. Then do the max battery option. You did it in the wrong order.

  • jpwe10

    Maximum power I got out of a Raven Performance with the stock 21" Turbine wheels on Pilot Sport 4S rubber was 591.9 kW... That's 794 battery horsepower (you could say, brake horsepower, or crank horsepower lol). This was done on V10.0 2019.12.2 With drivetrain loss rear motor power peaked at 375.0 kW and front peaked at 185.0 kW. That's 751 HP at the wheels. That's only 5.7% drivetrain loss, where my older P100D had about 7% drivetrain loss

  • Rambler Andy
    Rambler Andy

    Consumately cutting through the Top "Low" Gear BS. Well done guys.

  • Mr LOH
    Mr LOH

    A Taycan Turbo S pull up to the right of you (Tesla driver) in an intersection. Both cars looking at the traffic-lights, waiting for the green light. The light turns green.. Tesla-driver: Wait, my batteries are not hot yet!! Please wait. Will only take 30 min. Porsche-driver: OK, I will just do 50 test-pulls 0-200 while I wait for you to be ready.

    • Sean Z
      Sean Z

      Mr LOH the tesla is no slouch at nonheated batteries. Enjoy your Toycon for twice the price and half the features.

  • Vectorical

    Blurring stats, pointless video then.

    • Bjørn Nyland
      Bjørn Nyland

      Pointless comment.

  • Yasin A
    Yasin A

    Deam cool car💪😎👍

  • Sergei S
    Sergei S

    Whats wrong with his face every time they do launch?

  • grssailing

    Bjorn. Were you aware that if you hold down the Ludicrous + button after you have selected "Max Battery", it still does the starfield easter egg, "I want my Mommy" thing? It would have been interesting to have tested to see if this does actually increase the performance? Mr DragTimes says it does but I could not tell any difference in my P100D.

    • Bjørn Nyland
      Bjørn Nyland

      It was on of course.

  • MeSaber

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="213">3:33</a> i could watch this all day long on repeat :D <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="319">5:19</a> only me or is there a fart there as well?

  • tehtron

    Have your tried a panda from

  • grssailing

    So the conclusion is that the Tesla performance is variable? It seems to take a lot of experience to get the best out of it. Where a Taycan is select Sport Plus and launch it? Personally, I don’t expect a journalist to be an expert in Teslas. It is a weakness of the design that it is so fiddly.

    • Sean Z
      Sean Z

      grssailing do you work for porsche or something? Go spend your time on taycan videos. Don’t worry though. Taycan sales will be first.

  • Emily An
    Emily An

    Björn is the new 5% power update included?

  • bofooit gojo
    bofooit gojo

    peak power would be higher.

  • hen ko
    hen ko

    ... Pawel is great !!!

  • Lars Emanuelsson
    Lars Emanuelsson

    Que to the chargers.. when people say they can't have an electric car, they are not talking about 1 000 0000 kr Teslas, but about 400.000 kr "normal" cars. Tesla owners often answers "thats bs, everybody can have an electric car, there is plenty of chargers and you can easy go 400km, pull a heavy trailer, and charging doesn't take much longer than filling gas :)

    • bofooit gojo
      bofooit gojo

      faster than without?

  • Ask to seduce Miss
    Ask to seduce Miss

    If you want true full power you have to launch it..

    • hen ko
      hen ko

      0-100 is not a quarter Mile time . Consider this. Check out latest dragtime.. Interesting to know . Tesla is unofficially at 7:13 around Nürburgring.. Plaid who knows? Porsche i

  • ph St
    ph St

    Is it possible to show the torque also ?

  • Rasmus Christensen
    Rasmus Christensen

    You are doing it wrong... the difference is when launch control is activated. it cranks out over 50 hp more with launch control.

  • AwesomeBlackDude
    AwesomeBlackDude @ <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="545">9:05</a> The Magic Movement: where Top Gear had faked their Taycan drag race result. Your welcome 😲🙄

    • Ask to seduce Miss
      Ask to seduce Miss

      on the snow tires. Someone though has to do this at the drag strip to see the difference between range mode and ludicrous.

  • Keyboard Warrior
    Keyboard Warrior

    pretty happy with my Model 3 Performance @3.1s, i used to own a P90DL. less slipping.

  • Esunisen

    Time to get a Taycan to make a proper 24 hours race in Wurstland against Raven P100D.

  • SpeedFlap

    Electric battery power is not mechanical motor power, and efficiency is bad at those peak loads. So please do not try to convert these kW Numbers into 800+ (mechanical) horsepowers. They are meaningless.

  • Doctorbass

    Bjørn dont forget that power is not torque!.. what pull you back in your seat is torque ( Nm units). The Power( kWunits) is expressing at up to which max speed that torque can be sustained... the kW just multiply the speed x torque , that's it. this is very common that people confuse torque and power. you can have only 50kW and feel the same acceleration ( given by the torque) then what you have at 560kW.. it is just that at 560kW you get that torque at much higher speed!

  • Neal Tauss
    Neal Tauss

    The 'one' reservation I have about our ostensibly brilliant autonomous & electric 'AUTOMOTIVE' future... as configured currently in conversation and published planning.... is that it requires our terrestrial environs to be swaddled in Wi-Fi and 5g and 6g & So Forth & Posthaste....while TOO many RELEVANTLY educated people....and insects..... are crying... 'NO... Stop...NO....don't....' Can ANYone find any NON-fictitious reckoning that MIGHT relieve these QUITE arguably LIT considerata...? Beyond...'FasterGameDUUUUUUDE'.... I can NOT. Yet... absent such discussion how are 'we' not taking pre-historically ...YET... another BLIND turn... when we MIGHT instead engage... creatively....seeking insight... pre-productively & prophylactically ...rather than once again whistling blithely down-range and finding ourselves further foundered in future fat or fire foibles and fatally flawed failures for finding finally FULLY fitting Form In Flux for FUNctionForwardFutures ....y'see....there's gotta be a way....lest Hope be but Wish... for Past without Pain .... .and Grief but Belief.... Such hope were Visions of SugarPlume dance in dey brain....

  • Ahmed Alhashmi
    Ahmed Alhashmi

    EHM EHM topgear EHM EHM

  • Steve Ball
    Steve Ball

    You are rubbing in mate

  • CoolSilver

    Top Smear in Captain Slow Mode. Disappointing. I love all these stats. I can't wait for my cable which has to take a slow boat from wurstland.

  • Aren Jay
    Aren Jay

    Electro head nerds.

  • Nizar D.
    Nizar D.

    What if the sustained high levels are for a shorter duration with range mode? In other words range mode can allow near peak to be momentarily attained but then it falls off faster than without?

  • Eric Rouvière
    Eric Rouvière

    Has Pawel won the lottery??

  • Karl Joda
    Karl Joda

    0-100 is not a quarter Mile time . Consider this. Check out latest dragtime.. Interesting to know . Tesla is unofficially at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="433">7:13</a> around Nürburgring.. Plaid who knows? Porsche is silent thats what I OBSERVE 😉😂 be close to half e minute slower for the Taycan turboS opens a match 😉

    • Bjørn Nyland
      Bjørn Nyland

      Peak power is achieved around 70-80 km/h.

  • Mike Hart
    Mike Hart

    All very interesting, but none of this changes the fact that the 0-60mph time is actually 2.6-2.7s and the 0-100kph is 2.7-2.8s. The 2.3s quoted by Tesla is to NHRA measurement, which excludes the 1ft roll out at the start. After 1ft, a Model S is doing 6mph. So the 2.3s quoted all the time is from 6-60mph not from rest. The Top Gear video was edited together to make a professional and entertaining piece. I have no doubt that it’s the result of several different runs, many of which would have been to capture different angles. I’m almost certain the result of the one race they did is correct, and the times they’ve quoted for both cars are accurate. Time will tell of course, but I’m struggling to understand why everyone is so obsessed with trying to somehow prove that TopGear ‘faked’ the results when they actually align perfectly with plenty of data thats already out there.

  • Rykahnz

    You guys should try this again but this time make sure you guys always start at the same speed between different modes, say 30km/h or wherever there is no traction difficulties on the snow tires. Someone though has to do this at the drag strip to see the difference between range mode and ludicrous.

  • Rykahnz

    Can you try hard braking? I'd be interested in max regen. I saw up to 70kW here but there may be more possible under harder braking.

  • christer karlsson
    christer karlsson


  • Labi L
    Labi L

    Is this Radioresepsjonen Pawel?

  • rzvqvb

    Cough... TopGear 😂🤣😂🤣

    • Sean Z
      Sean Z

      grssailing of course you did.

    • grssailing

      I watched this video and concluded Tesla fan boys owe TG an apology.

  • Tero Piispala
    Tero Piispala

    I think you tires are limitting factor for power. Highest power is used just on start, and winter tires just don't have enough grip to put it all on the road

  • kardy12

    Yeah, the top gear shenanigans were quite embarrassing. But it’s not exactly the first time a top gear presenter wasn’t entirely truthful in a test involving a Tesla.

  • Graham Sutton
    Graham Sutton

    Ive seen a Top Gear video where they drag race a Tesla Model S against a Porsche Taycan and they had so much trouble launching the Model S that they had to use stats from a 2017 race which was a shame because they didnt correlate with the finish difference in car lengths so they had a spend a lot of time in the cutting room making all the difficult pictures fit together......dedication to the art that is. You guys you just make a film! Just show us stats! You should take a lesson from the professionals, we need a bunch of chumps feeding us shit on a massive budget that they force UK viewers to stump up the funds law.

    • Sean Z
      Sean Z

      Graham Sutton and you say Tesla fanbois are butthurt?

  • Massimo

    Bjorn"s facial expression 😫

  • Kai-Uwe Ehrmann
    Kai-Uwe Ehrmann

    ... please more !!!!

  • Kai-Uwe Ehrmann
    Kai-Uwe Ehrmann

    ... Pawel is great !!!

  • Salipander ErisGeenAnder
    Salipander ErisGeenAnder

    Range mode is simply overruled when you step on it, it's like an OR function, not an AND function.

    • kardy12

      Salipander ErisGeenAnder But range mode switches off the battery heater, meaning the test was likely done with a cold battery.

  • tschingol

    what is actually Rr drive power max? Goes up to 1500kw

    • Cliff

      Also why I think a super capacitor pack could help with extending that 1555kw peak to a longer time period since the battery can only provide that peak for a very short time.

    • Cliff

      1555 on the first test, with range mode it didn't go above 530 then range mode off and it did 1555 then with range mode on 530 again on the highway Think it's the actual power used at the rear motor, wish he had the front motor on screen too

  • Eric Gold
    Eric Gold

    I wonder if max power is limited by the tyres. An uphill test might be informative

  • tschingol

    should be 575 kw on paper

  • martin lutken
    martin lutken

    In the video, it's unclear whether you used Tesla's Launch Mode by holding the "Ludicrous +" for 8 sec. (acc. to Drag Times), which should also have given another graphic in the display. If not, there is perhaps more even power available...?

  • William H
    William H

    Used launch mode with summer tires in a 2019 Model S Raven Performance. SoC was 95% and battery was 50°C. Max power output was 579kW.

    • Aaron Barreto
      Aaron Barreto


  • Tim R.
    Tim R.

    Hi Bjørn, can you compare Taycan vs. MS Performance Raven on the Autobahn, when you get them? Thank you! Dankeschön.

  • doogieAfro

    I'll rub it in for you: Serves them right for not buying Tesla! There, you're welcome. ;-)

  • Cloxxki

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="145">2:25</a> Does Tesla still need its own private network? All the other networks are open to Tesla. No-one excludes anyone else, only Tesla. It would be super easy to make their spare capacity available to people who download an app.

    • Martin Bowyer
      Martin Bowyer

      That is a very skewed way to look at it. First yes Tesla has its own network because Tesla built it. The other networks open to everyone are not built by the automakers. Second the other automakers could use Tesla's network, but choose not too. I cant really blame them too much as it came with the stipulation of helping to build more superchargers. Either way eventually it will get to a point where the average EV driver doesn't care about the name on the charger as long as it has the best price or charge speed. Just like I don't care if i stop at a Shell, BP, or Exxon station, whichever one is more convenient or cheaper.

    • Bjørn Nyland
      Bjørn Nyland

      Of course. All the other networks are not as good as Tesla's.

  • patrick favier
    patrick favier

    Bjorn, your max power in L+ mode is increased to 1550kw temporary. In range mode it stays 531. The traction control due to grip is probably the limiting factor in how much power you can provide to the wheels. Try with other tyres and optimal road conditions to see a bigger difference.

  • Korrel Zout
    Korrel Zout

    Too bad you guys didn't test all this on a track with a Vbox ( or something similar). Pull quarter miles in different down driving around the track....still good video as always!

  • SCWgreg

    “Yeah, I’m not going to rub it in.” lol Great recap with a *real* Raven, Ludicrous + ... range mode on/off. #BBC_TopSmear no face left.

  • Marc Olivier Chouinard
    Marc Olivier Chouinard

    I haven't seen it, maybe it was done, but isn't there an additional hidden feature to give more power, something that say run back to your mommy or something ?

  • Stanley Chang
    Stanley Chang

    I guess this video is intended for Top Gear? XD

    • a b
      a b

      SpeedFlap they used an older tesla and range mode on.. those two by themselves would give sufficient handicap, forget ludicrous mode even... the bigger point is they appeared to be deceitful.

    • SpeedFlap

      TopGear has shown an everyday drag. Porsche has instant power. Tesla would need 1 hour warmup to potentially beat the Porsche. If RangeMode makes the difference? We will see soon. TG has been bashed so hard, so they have to deliver.

  • Senor Dockman
    Senor Dockman

    Expensive car.

    • Sean Z
      Sean Z

      The Taycan is really expensive for fewer features. But it is a nice looking car.

  • ph St
    ph St

    Björn is the new 5% power update included?

    • Wirmish

      It's not 5%, it's +50 HP.

  • airheart1

    I hope you two are able to get your hands on a Taycan 'turbo' S soon... and do your own tests with these two cars. Not that I, personally, care much about the drag racing.. but just so we can see the unbiased truth and testing.. and I'm sure you guys will show a lot more information about the differences, good and bad, between the two cars. You guys have 100 times more experience in EVs then Top Gear.. and we all trust you a lot more

  • DragTimes

    I did this test with my P100D and the dragy and the 1/4 mile times and MPH were very close, range mode on and off... I didn't report on it since it's not a Raven Model....

    • The Dark Side
      The Dark Side

      so range mode doesn't make much of a difference. I think the reason for the slower times vs the taycan might be that it was on a cold day, which slows down electric cars

    • Sean Z
      Sean Z

      grssailing what part of “not a raven” did you miss?

    • AwesomeBlackDude

      @grssailing who don't love tidbit fun facts 🤪😅

    • grssailing

      Shame you don't say that in your video instead of just hiding it in the comments here!

    • AwesomeBlackDude
      AwesomeBlackDude I just came from your channel to watch part 2 of Top Gear - where they Double Down on their claim response against you and Elon Musk. I truly doubt they had woked up after yesterday when you posted include drag strip video results.

  • Stian Lunner Bruland
    Stian Lunner Bruland

    Try launch mode, like the Porsche was in the race. It should give more power

  • Gorilla Toyz
    Gorilla Toyz

    Nice But you didn’t test ludicrous plus “launch mode power!” That would be more useful 🤪🤣

    • Gorilla Toyz
      Gorilla Toyz

      Bjørn Nyland Mmmm It showed only ludicrous at 9:29 , and you said you needed to warm battery but didn’t nor did I see L Plus in this video! I am talking Ludicrous Plus with launch mode...

    • Bjørn Nyland
      Bjørn Nyland

      It was in Ludicrous+

  • Mads Aarup
    Mads Aarup

    If you want to demonstrate Max Power you really shouldn't slow down the car before every attempt. Power is not the same as acceleration. Power is the multiple of speed and torque. Yeah, I know: Norwegian speed limits... But you probably broke them several times ;) Anyway 531kW electrical power on to the asphalt through winter tires is quite impressive.

  • Wesley Woodard
    Wesley Woodard

    If you want true full power you have to launch it..

  • dbavatar

    Range mode will turn off the battery heater. Top Gear's car may have had a battery that was at 15C

  • Marco

    Just FYI, I have seen over 580 kW Battery Power in my „old“ 2018 MS P100D during some tests last year :-)

  • Samuel 8
    Samuel 8

    It might be not a matter of peak power, but more of power curve. For example if you look the graph of power vs speed at different SOC you see that lower SOC have almost identical peak power, but it decays faster.

  • Ramon Zarat
    Ramon Zarat

    Top Smear is Low Gear cheater.

    • kardy12

      Alexandru Rohozneanu What is it with people like you who have to insist their fanboy product is better than anything else? Whether it’s iOS vs Android, mac vs pc, Tesla vs Porsche, it’s all the same and just as much of an expression of juvenile tribalism. The fact that there is finally some challenge to Tesla in the EV market is a good thing, and there is plenty of room in the market for EV models to cannibalise sales from fossils destined to go the same way the dinosaurs they run on. Consumer choice is a pretty basic part of capitalism, no? Just get someone competent (ie not Top Gear) to do the race properly, and quite frankly I don’t give a hoot which one comes out on top. Better yet, have the cars face off in a challenge that is far more relevant to 99.9% of car owners like Bjørn’s 1000km test.

    • Dusan Gavrilovic
      Dusan Gavrilovic

      @Alexandru Rohozneanu You're assuming that Taycan specs are for the street. I'll wait for independent tests... 1/4 in 10.7s is easily achievable for model s on the road!!! Either way doesn't t matter. One is spaciuos limousine for 5 people other is for 2 adults and 2 kids at the back with more then $50k price difference...

    • YouTube Account
      YouTube Account

      @Alexandru Rohozneanu 1 hour from a stop for max power temp otherwise u can get 10.5 in the 1/4 with 5 mins of heating

    • Dusan Gavrilovic
      Dusan Gavrilovic

      @Alexandru Rohozneanu Ok, it seems that you own a Taycan or maybe work at Porsche? What is the maximum peak power of Taycan if outside temperature is lets say -10c and you don`t pre-heat the cars battery??? Its significantly less then what it can give at ideal temperature range of the battery itself! You do realize how complex is the problem of thermal management of batteries... Yes, Porsche opted for 800v architecture because it has a lot of advantages but charging infrastructure is not there yet and also batteries are limited in terms of chemistry, discharge/charge rating etc... And by the way, do you admit that in ideal situation(1 hour pre-heat at winter temp) model s is still the fastest car?

    • kardy12

      Alexandru Rohozneanu Aah, so a sloppy job by Top Gear is justifiable because it supports your biases. Got it.

  • timoshenco

    Let's pray together that in Germany the Green Party doesn't get total control... They do not only want to reduce CO2 they want the Autobahn with only 100 km/h and some are even against electric cars... All in bikes except politicians😩

    • Quicksylver G
      Quicksylver G

      Greens in Germany are insane numbnuts

    • EHCG

      Wrong wrong wrong. Autobahn speed limit at 130 km/h is pretty reasonable. And unfortunately politics can’t do anything about stupid people...

    • Some Dude
      Some Dude

      yuti gata yt roblox heard that the Green Party wanted to shut down all the nuclear reactors in Germany? And since they dont have any proper alternatives, they would simply increase power production from coal? Talk about Green lol

  • Tjita1

    10.5 m/s^2, that's over 1G accelleration, which is absolutely ridiculous in a production car. On snow tires!

  • Morten Bremvåg
    Morten Bremvåg

    No launch mode?

  • Pablo Lojo
    Pablo Lojo

    The top gear Tesla wasn’t apparently in ludicrous+ and also it was racing over 100km/h, that reduced peak power could be more relevant at higher speeds. You know what this means? You have to test in the autobahn 😈

  • SpaceComrade

    In this comment section we can see how Porsche fans trying to tell Tesla fans why Taycan is better lol I just remembered about Tesla racing channel, his Tesla was always in L+ mode or max power mode, even when he was driving around town. This means battery was heated up to 50C? I'm wondering how much it degrades.