Yes the 0-60 numbers on these test drives differ quite a bit from what VF has on its website.I was in the Tesla camp once they announced the Model Y. When it was available I wasn't ready as my current car wasn't quite paid off and I quite liked it. Then 2020 hit and then every few months the price went up a few thousand a pop. By 2021 I was no longer willing to pay THAT much for a vehicle I know I get bored off once it is paid off.
Then around March of this year ran across vinfast; plunked down the $200 to secure the $3k voucher and a few other items (a tree?). VF8 was my choice as it mostly matches what I have now, an Acura RDX 2016, seems to be about the same option level as well. Thought the price of the VF8 was pretty dam good considering base includes 2 motors for AWD ability.
Saw the VF8 in person just prior to the Hillsdale Mall store opening. Sat in it, took a quick look around. Until the whole turn your reservation into a purchase order thing to secure the $7500 fed credit I was waiting for a test drive before making final decision. Still want that test drive, but I'm kinda committed now.
One thing noticed right away is if vinfast was 'looking' at being at par or better than Tesla, they kinda missed. The gear selection knobs (from hell?). Yikes. No push button release of the back seat from the rear (ooops). Small things, but annoying. Couldn't play with the screen as much of the display pre-production unit was disabled. Hope it is good.
Another worry when all the youtube folks went over to Vietnam for test drives in (again) pre-production units none of them could match the 0-60 number vinfast has posted. That has me a bit worried.
Otherwise right now just want to see my purchase order online and get a test drive.....
For me the 0-60 is not so important as for others so this wouldn’t a big issue for me -
but I hope that this isn’t a sign that other numbers (especially the range estimate) are inaccurate.
A few words about Tesla: they have not a single model that appeals to me.
I don’t like their looks/exterior and the interior is ok but nothing that would justify their prices in my opinion. So I
never considered buying a Tesla and most likely will never do.
Nevertheless I have to give Tesla credit for two things (a) they accelerated EV adoption a lot - not only by customers but by legacy automakers as well (b) they are the only ones so far who get it done to provide a satisfying charging network.