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Tesla Model S Plaid Achieved 0-60 mph in 1.99s on the Street

Brooks Weibslat from the youtube channel DragTimes has just taken the delivery of his brand new Tesla Model S Plaid. The car has a special multilayered red paint with black accents. As soon as he took delivery of the vehicle he took it for PPF treatment. As he intends to do many races with the car and prevent paint chipping. He raced it on the dragstrip before and his timings were 9.24s @ 151 mph (244.6 km) at the quarter-mile. He intends to race it will all his other vehicles. His garage includes the McLaren 765 LT, Lamborghini Huracan Evo, and a Ford GT. He also has an upcoming Ferrari SF90 Stradale which is also the fastest Ferrari on a quarter-mile at 9.6s @ 145.2 mph. The Ferrari cost 7 times of Tesla!

Tesla Model S Plaid Achieved 0-60 mph in 1.99s on the street

Tesla Model S Plaid Achieved 0-60 mph in 1.99s on the street

Street Timings

Brooks then took it to the street to check the Model S’s timings. On his first attempt, he finished the quarter-mile in 9.23s @ 152.69 mph (245.73 kph). Which is amazing! It’s faster than the time he clocked at the dragstrip! Keep in mind that this was his first attempt on the street and the Tesla was already performing as expected. The goal was to attain the claimed 0-60 times of 1.99s on the street.

Tesla Model S Plaid

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After another two attempts, he finally got the 0-60 time of 1.99s on the street. The car was not fully charged. Its battery was somewhere around the 80 percent mark. Brooks has said that he will again test these figures at different battery percentages and see if the figure changes. Motortrend claimed that you need a dragstrip to attain this figure. But Brooks has said that he got multiple runs of 1.99s 0-60 mph afterward and the car performed every time. This proves that you don’t need a dragstrip to get the claimed times of the Tesla Model S Plaid.

It must be noted that these timings are subtracting the first foot after acceleration. When the 0-60 timing is calculated on the dragstrip, it’s done using a laser beam. When the laser beam breaks, the timer starts. All cars get about a foot of acceleration before the time starts. So Tesla and Brooks Weibslat from Dragtimes have used this method to calculate the 0-60 times. You can read more about this topic of calculating the 0-60 timings on our article here.

Impressions

It’s seriously impressive what Tesla has promised and delivered. The car is faster than most of the modern hypercars which just shows how efficient electric drivetrains are at delivering power. Since they have instant torque delivery and no gearshift delay due to the absence of the transmission. This luxurious family sedan has taken to fight to the exclusive top-of-the-line hypercar made by manufacturers having decades of racing experience!

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The Tesla Model S Plaid is the world’s faster production car on the quarter-mile. It’s the top-of-the-line variant of the Model S unveiled in 2021. Tesla claims it is the longest range and quickest accelerating electric vehicle in production and the highest performing sedan ever built. It has a trimotor all-wheel-drive platform with torque vectoring. The three independent motors have carbon-sleeved rotors. These rotors maintain peak power output all the way to their top speed of 200 mph or 321 kmph. Tesla has decreased the size of the battery pack from 104kWh to 100kWh in the Model S Plaid. The battery voltage has been increased to 450V. Tesla has decreased the battery capacity they have increased the range and extracted more performance. Tesla Model S pricing starts at $79,900 and goes up to approximately $130,000.

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Soham Sawant
A Mechanical Engineer who is interested in everything related to mechanical and technology.

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