Watch the Tesla Model S Plaid’s Record-Breaking 0–60-MPH Run
Are you curious what it’s like to be in a new Tesla Model S Plaid as it sprints from 0-60 mph? While we can’t bring the feeling of nearly 1.30 g of accelerative force slamming your body into the electric sedan’s seatbacks, we can offer the next best thing: onboard footage of the new Model S Plaid at the drag strip.
Watch as the Model S Plaid gets into its “Cheetah Stance” and rips off a 1.98-second 0-60 mph time and a 9.25-second at 152.6 mph quarter mile on the super sticky VHT-coated surface of Auto Club Famoso Raceway. On normal asphalt, the Tesla’s acceleration numbers are a little less quick but no less impressive, with the 1,020-hp EV accelerating from 0-60 mph in 2.07 seconds and crossing the quarter mile in 9.34 seconds at 152.2 mph. Without the customary one-foot of rollout, the Model S Plaid can hit 60 mph in just 2.28 seconds, and, if you don’t feel like waiting up to 15 minutes for the car’s Drag Strip mode to engage (not to mention another nine seconds or so for the Plaid to get into its Cheetah Stance), then you can always just stomp on the accelerator pedal and rip off a 2.45-second 0-60 mph time.
While the Plaid’s tri-motor powertrain is unquestionably the star of the show, the updated Model S also features a completely redesigned cabin (complete with a steering yoke instead of a wheel), a new infotainment system, and more.
Be sure to check out all of our Tesla Model S Plaid coverage below:
Tesla Model S Plaid First Test
Tesla Model S Plaid Interior Review
Tesla Model S Plaid Yoke Review
Testing the Tesla Model S Plaid: Milestones, Records, and Other Geeky Factoids
How to use Launch Control in the Tesla Model S Plaid
Tesla Predictive Shifting Test and Review: Well, It Almost Works
Tesla Model S Plaid Fast-Charging and Range Test
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