Tesla Model S Plaid Sets EV Lap Record at Virginia International Raceway [VIDEO]
After its launch, the Tesla Model S Plaid quickly gained the title of the quickest car ever in a 0-60mph sprint, and the electric vehicle (EV) is still going on to break records today — even beyond the scope of sprints.
The Tesla Model S Plaid has set a new course record at the Virginia International Raceway (VIR), as seen in a video Sunday from Carmine’s Import Service, completing a 1:39.5 lap on the raceway’s North Course lap, explained the channel to Tesla North.
The Plaid in the video is using stock tires, which some users in the comments found especially impressive, as the vehicle reached top speeds around 150 mph during the lap.
The Tesla Model S Plaid also had a record lap at Nürburgring Raceway in September, as driven by Randy Pobst of the Unplugged Performance team.
The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) also announced revised rules to 9-second acceleration cars without a roll cage, officially letting the Model S Plaid compete in quarter-mile drag races.
Last week, NASA and Orbis unveiled a carbon-ceramic brake for the Tesla Model S Plaid which the organization says are designed to be lighter, more affordable and have a longer lifespan.
Watch the Tesla Model S Plaid set the VIR North Course EV Lap Record below, complete with insane handling and blistering speeds on the straightaways.
Here’s another video showing a full EV lap record at VIR, without even using “full throttle” says the channel, sharing the video with Tesla North: