Modified Tesla Model S Plaid Paces Up 3,400 Feet Under 7 Minutes
There's no doubt the Tesla Model S Plaid is an impressive vehicle. In the past, we have seen it pass a Porsche 991 GT3, a McLaren Senna, and a McLaren P1 as if they were regular cars on a freeway.
We have also acquired data from two separate Model S Plaid owners that found that two of the new vehicles with batteries charged at 98% and 50% performed a quarter-mile (0.4-km) test run at roughly the same times, at 9.39 and 9.56 seconds, and 0 to 60 mph (zero to 100 km/h) in 2.42 and 2.38 seconds.
Now, the car, modified of course, has been spotted going up Pikes Peak, the highest summit of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in North America and the American equivalent of the Nürburgring where cars are being tested for extreme conditions.
The Plaid already boasts a 9.23-second quarter-mile (0.4-km) time from its three motors that generate more than 1,000 horsepower. However, the Model S Plaid that made it up Pikes Peak was further modified by Tesla tuner Unplugged Performance making it far speedier than the original version. How much speedier? Watch the video and be impressed!
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