The driver behind the wheel of Tesla’s new prototype of Tesla’s Tri-Motor Plaid released a video of the new record-breaking lap in Laguna Seca.
On Battery Day earlier this week, Tesla officially released the Model S Plaid, the new version with the best performance of the Model S.
Tesla uses the car as an example of what its new battery allows in terms of high performance.
The car manufacturer has confirmed the following features on its website:
- The fastest acceleration of 0-60 miles per hour and a quarter mile from any production car
- Acceleration from 0-60 mph: <2.0 s
- Quarter mile: <9.0 s
- Four-wheel drive with three engines
These features are basically what Tesla originally announced for the new Roadster, but at half price and in a larger form factor.
Now, Sebastian Vitel ̵
Last year, Tesla completed a 1: 36.55 lap with the Model S Plaid prototype.
Earlier this month, Lucid beat Time with the prototype of its own high-performance version of its electric sedan with a time of 1:33. Tesla is now taking back the lead.
With the latest version of the Model S Plaid prototype, Vittel achieved a lap time of 1: 30.3.
This is not a small achievement.
This is a faster time than the McLaren P1, driven by none other than Randy Pobst.
It’s also almost as fast as $ 1 million supercars like the Porsche 918 Spyder and McLaren Senna (P15).
Some speculated that Tesla was using a bare interior to save time, but Vitel revealed that they had changed the seat only for a bucket for his safety.
As for the tires, they are obviously the ones that Tesla will use for the production version.
Vitel said of the tires:
“Michelin sports cup 2 with a specific chewing gum that will be available when the car is launched. Very similar to the Cup 2 R tire. “
CEO Elon Musk also believes that Tesla can shave another three seconds of that time with improvements leading to production that will make the Model S Plaid the fastest production car ever.
The Tesla Model S Plaid starts at $ 139,990, and deliveries begin in 2021.
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