So, I've had my Model S 60 for a little over 9 months now. The initially daily test drives with my friends have tapered off to an occasional one, and my use of the car's massive power has settled to a "need to use" level, from what initially was "want to use". I know it's there, and the tickling feeling of being able to unleash all these horses with a little twitch of my ankle is still as exciting as on day one.
Yet, I wanted to know if that head-snapping forward thrust that surprised me even on the 20th demo was still there, because lately, I haven't been surprised anymore. It still feels exhilarating, but no longer surprising. Have I now finally gotten used to that speed, or has the car - god forbid - lost some of its initial punch?
So I set out to investigate. A few months ago, I used my iPhone and recorded the speedometer on a 0-60 run on a flat piece of road and timed it at about 5.6 sec. Today, I went to the same spot and did the same run. I then put the two clips side by side in my editing system, and - lo and behold - it was frame for frame identical to my run months ago. Not only did I reach 60 on the same frame, but the acceleration curve was identical, the numerals switching on the same frame!
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