Telsa Model S Plaid made another shocking record after reaching a quarter-mile in just 9.2 seconds. Elon Musk recently claimed that it is the world’s fastest production EV to be released in the market.  

Tesla Model S Plaid Proves How Fast It is Once Again: New World Records Show Quarter-Mile in 9.2 Secs

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A Tesla model S sits parked outside of a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 5, 2016 in New York City. The electric car company and its CEO and founder Elon Musk have come under increasing scrutiny following a crash of one of its electric cars while using the controversial autopilot service. Joshua Brown crashed and died in Florida on May 7 in a Tesla car that was operating on autopilot, which means that Brown’s hands were not on the steering wheel.

Because of its fast speed, many consumers became interested and started pre-ordering the new electric car. After that, however, its shipment date was pushed further twice since the tech CEO confirmed that his giant electric vehicle was also suffering from chip shortage issues and lack of essential materials. 

Although this is the case, customers will still be excited since the new Tesla Model S Plaid suddenly sets a new world record. The new 9.2-second quarter-mile record was first confirmed by Jay Leno, the one who drove the new Tesla EV for the record attempt. 

Here are other major details of the test run to give you more ideas about how fast Tesla Model S Plaid is.

Tesla Model S Plaid’s New World Record Speed

According to Electrek’s latest report, Elon Musk and Tesla confirmed that the new Tesla Model S Plaid can achieve a top speed of 200 mph. Aside from this, the tech CEO also tweeted that the new electric mobile could reach 0-60 mph in just 1.99 seconds. 

Tesla Model S Plaid Proves How Fast It is Once Again: New World Records Show Quarter-Mile in 9.2 Secs

(Photo : Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A Tesla model S sits parked outside of a new Tesla showroom and service center in Red Hook, Brooklyn on July 5, 2016 in New York City. The electric car company and its CEO and founder Elon Musk have come under increasing scrutiny following a crash of one of its electric cars while using the controversial autopilot service. Joshua Brown crashed and died in Florida on May 7 in a Tesla car that was operating on autopilot, which means that Brown’s hands were not on the steering wheel.

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This is comparable to the ultra-fast racing cars in the market. However, you need to remember that this is a big deal since Tesla Model S Plaid is not a racing vehicle. This new EV model is specifically designed for family use and regular road trips. 

On the other hand, some critics and other experts said that another expensive car, Rimac Nevera, still has a faster record since it was able to achieve quarter-mile range in just 8.6 seconds. The difference is pretty large if you look into it. 

But, Rimac Nevera is a 2-seater car compared to the Tesla Model S Plaid, a 7-seater electric vehicle. This means that Elon Musk’s new EV model is still heavier compared to the competitor. 

Because of this, it will still remain a question if Tesla Model S Plaid can surpass Rimac Nevera’s speed if Elon Musk decides to make it a 2-seater car.  

Tesla Model S Plaid’s Shipment Date 

If you are one of the people who pre-ordered the new Tesla Model S Plaid, Business Insider reported that this new car could arrive this coming June 10. 

However, this is still subject to change depending on the EV manufacturer’s issues. Right now, all you need to do is sit and wait for Elon Musk’s actual announcements. 

For more news updates about Tesla Model S Plaid and its upcoming advancements, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.  

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