During the manufacturer’s most recent event, Elon Musk finally officially launched the so-called Tesla Model S Plaid, the new flagship electric car maker. Tesla’s CEO took the opportunity to point out that the Model S Plaid is the perfect example of what it will be possible to achieve with its new batteries, both in terms of performance and autonomy.
At the presentation, performance details of the Tesla Model S Plaid were revealed that delighted fans:
- Acceleration from 0-100km / h in less than 2 seconds
- Quarter mile (400m) in less than 9 seconds
Tesla Model S Plaid returns to claim the title of “King of Laguna Seca” in mind-blowing video
For some time now, manufacturers have used tests on the most popular racetracks to push their cars’ capabilities to the limit. Recently we saw Lucid Air beat the previous time of the prototype of the Model S Plaid, making a complete lap in just 1:33 minutes.
Now, after the official presentation of the Tesla Model S Plaid, renowned racing driver Sebastian Vittel has posted a video of his fastest lap on the Laguna Seca track at the wheel of the Model S Plaid. On this lap, Vittel got the incredible time of 1: 30.3 minutes, thus regaining the title.
This incredibly fast lap was enough not only to win the title of fastest electric car, but also to beat the times of some high competition cars like the McLaren P1. With this time, the Tesla Model S Plaid can even stand side by side with some super cars that cost more than 1 million euros, such as the Porsche 918 Spyder (1: 29.89) and McLaren Senna (1: 27.62 ).
Obviously, with this type of result, it didn’t take long for them to start being criticized. Many users accused Tesla of “cleaning” the car of all essentials to make it lighter and also of using high-performance tires.
However, Sebastian Vittel quickly stated that they only replaced the car seat for their own safety and revealed that the used tires are the ones that will be present in the model sold to the public. Elon Musk went even further, stating that he believes it is possible to “eat” another 3 seconds at this time with future adjustments and improvements to the car, aiming to become the fastest production car ever.
I recall that the Tesla Model S Plaid will arrive on the market with a price of approximately 120 thousand euros.
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