Tesla Confirms Model S Plaid 1/4 Mile Time of 9.23 Seconds
The page, which already touts the Model S Plaid as the quickest accelerating ‘production car’ in the world, now also showcases a 1/4 mile time of 9.23 seconds at 155 mph (250 km/h).
Earlier this week, comedian and car enthusiast Jay Leno said he was able to post a 1/4 mile time of 9.247 seconds at 152.09 mph on a completely stock Model S Plaid at a dragway in Bakersfield with officials from the National Hot Rod Association present, further supporting Tesla’s numbers.
The Tri Motor Model S Plaid appears to have unseated the $2,998,000 USD 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport, which previously held the record for the fastest 1/4 mile for a ‘production car’ with a time of 9.4 seconds at 158 mph (254.3 km/h).
According to replies from users on a Reddit thread, Croatian car manufacturer Rimac’s all-electric hypercar, Nevera, has posted a faster 1/4 mile time at 8.6 seconds. However, the Nevera is expected to cost $2.4 million USD as opposed to the Model S Plaid’s $118,490 USD starting price, and doesn’t qualify as a ‘production car’ yet.
Tesla has announced a delivery event for the Model S Plaid at its Fremont factory, currently slated to be streamed live on June 10.