Tesla Model S Plaid Owner Tries to Break 1/4 Mile Record [VIDEO]



Image: DragTimes on YouTube

Yet another Tesla Model S Plaid ownerDragTimes‘ Brooks Weisblat, takes to a drag strip in a recently published YouTube video to try and break the world record for fastest 1/4 mile in a ‘production car’, which was recently set by Jay Leno in his own Model S Plaid at 9.247 seconds.

On what was only his second day owning the Model S Plaid, Weisblat decided to take a trip down to the Orlando Speedway to conduct a full set of performance tests on the silent beast of a car, with the ulterior motive of trying to beat the current world record for fastest 1/4 mile time.

While Leno took a flurry of Tesla staff and personnel from the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) with him to make things official, Weisblat was only accompanied by a friend.

The pair first put their Model S Plaid into Drag Strip Mode for peak performance during the tests, made a couple of other optimizations for maximum performance, and launched for each run in Cheetah Model for the best results.

During their best run out of six, the pair posted a 1/4 mile time of 9.248 seconds — within a hair’s breadth of Leno’s record, and impressively close to Tesla’s official numbers of 9.23 seconds at a 155 mph top speed.

They also put up a 0-60 mph time of 2.01 seconds, which is within 0.02 seconds of Tesla’s official rating of 1.99 seconds for the Model S Plaid.

While Weisblat and his friend were unable to beat the world record for fastest 1/4 mile time in a production car, they experienced first-hand just how incredible the Model S Plaid really is.


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