After starting deliveries of its new Model S Plaid last month, Tesla also started delivering Long Range versions of the refreshed sedan as well.
While the Model S Plaid has all the spotlight with its incredible 9.23 second 1/4 time, it turns out the Long Range version of the sedan is no slouch either on the drag strip.
According to Tesla Motors Club (TMC) Forums member ‘cwanja’, a friend’s Long Range Model S hit the a 1/4 mile time of 10.87 seconds—that wasn’t even on Launch Mode. This was at the Houston Raceway Park in Baytown, Texas.
?BREAKING?: @Tesla Refreshed Model S Long Range goes 10.86 at 129mph in the 1/4 mile. @SawyerMerritt @WholeMarsBlog @JeffTutorials @teslainventory @elonmusk you were not kidding about this alien tech! Well played sir.
Credit below. https://t.co/iBgpSwUNNH pic.twitter.com/fJu9vZBrhN
— ?SLR… Ty-Holland????? (@SP_LimitReviews) July 17, 2021
“What you all have been waiting for,” explained ‘cwanja’. “As promised, friend with a [Long Range] ran a drag strip tonight. This one was NOT including launch mode. Another round coming with launch mode. I was not there. This was shared with me. Video coming,” said the user.
The Tesla Model S Long Range hit the 10.87 second 1/4 mile at a speed of 128.82 mph (207.31 kph). A screenshot of the slip times can be seen below:
Another drag slip from the Model S Long Range was shared, this time showing a 10.86 1/4 mile at a speed of 129.75 mph (208.81 kph). This run was faster as “partial Cheetah Stance” was used. “Did not lower all the way. Shaved a hundredth of a second, 1 MPH faster,” said ‘cwanja’.
With a 1/4 mile time of 10.86 seconds, that puts the Tesla Model S Long Range about on par with Honda NSX, Ford GT, Chevy Corvette C7 ZR1 and BMW M5 Competition.
Video of this Model S Long Range performing its 1/4 mile will soon hit YouTube. Stay tuned.
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