- The new Tesla Model S Plaid is said to be have the quickest acceleration and longest range of any production electric vehicle
- The Tesla Model S Plaid was able to go 0-to-60 in 1.98 seconds under highly specific conditions but a real-world street test is necessary
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The Tesla Model S Plaid is the latest and greatest electric vehicle on the market. It just started making its way to customers in the past month and boasts the fastest acceleration and longest range of any EV in the game. It’s a BEAST of a car.
The all-new Tesla Model S Plaid boasts a 1.99-second 0-to-60 MPH time. It has been observed going 0 to 60 in 1.98 seconds. That’s INSANELY fast for any car and it’s also the first electric vehicle to go 0-to-60 in under 2 seconds.
In order to reach super-speed. you’ll need to engage the car’s Drag Strip Mode. Then you use the Launch Control to dip the Plaid down into ‘Cheetah Stance’ (it lowers the nose of the vehicle). Once the car is ready you’ll see ‘Launch Control Ready’ on the screen and you can go 0-to-60 in under two seconds.
But what about on a street and not on a drag strip and road with proper traction? The YouTube channel DragTimes put the Tesla Model S Plaid to the test on a street. Most of the road is blurred out but we still get a clear view of the dash. It happens just after the 7-minute mark in this video below, check it out:
It’s pretty impossible to see in real-time but you can slow YouTube down to 0.25x speed. At that speed, we can see the car’s dash (on regular street conditions) jump from 49mph at 1.90 seconds, to 52mph at 1.98 seconds, 54mph at 2.05 seconds. Then it jumps from 59mph at 2.30 seconds to 62mph at 2.31 seconds. So it’s safe to say the Tesla Model S Plaid crosses the 60mph speed barrier around 2.30 seconds on regular street conditions.
I want one. $125,000 seems like a steal for the fastest electric vehicle ever made. I’m not sure if I actually need the Tesla Model S Plaid but I still want one.