Originally Posted by Ziggythewiz
My calcs say it requires 116kW to do that. Add in inefficiencies and you're easily around Tesla's numbers.
Also, the motor does not provide the power, the batteries do. The controller converts that power and the motor passes it to the drivetrain.
hmm, i might have an error in my calculations, then. Here is my calculation method without considering the losses (inefficiencies):
-->P=1200kg * (27m/s)²/3.9s = 224308 Ws/s ≈ 224kW
mmh, I've no idea, what's wrong.. how did you do your calculation?