Tesla S Plaid Fastest Production Car

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  1. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    The Tesla S Plaid is now the world's fastest production car.

    The 9.247 sec. quarter mile time @152.09 mph was set by Jay Leno, on May 11, at the Autoclub Famoso Raceway, in Bakersfield, CA. That's faster than the Dodge Demon, that ran the quarter-mile in 9.65 sec. The former production car record holder was the 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport with a time of 9.4 sec. @158 mph.

    The $129,900 electric car produces 1,020 hp from two electric motors on the rear axle and one on the front that enable torque vectoring capability. Tesla has said the Model S Plaid will also run from 0-60 mph in 1.99 sec. and deliver an estimated range of 390 miles and a top speed of 200 mph.

    The Model S Plaid could also potentially set a new record (or records) at the Nürburgring. Tesla is currently testing a prototype, at the German racetrack and is likely to set an official lap time at a later date.

    A Plaid+ model will be coming out soon. It will take things even further with 1,100 hp and hit 60 mph in less than 1.99 sec. and run the quarter-mile in less than nine seconds.

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  2. Cloverdale

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    Are they ever going to make a coup?