Photo: Tom Tharp/Twitter
Tesla Model S Plaid is a unique vehicle that has no equal on the market right now, and probably won't anytime soon. Although it is a four-door electric vehicle capable of seating up to 7 people, Model S Plaid is also the first production car ever to hit 60 mph in less than 2 seconds and sprint a 1/4 mile in just 8.994 seconds, setting a new world record.
In mid-May, Tesla Model S Plaid had set a new 1/4 mile speed record for any production vehicle in the world. The record of 9.247 seconds with a trap speed of 152.16mph was set on May 11, 2021, at the Autoclub Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield. Jay Leno, who was there at the time, confirmed that the Model S Plaid set a new 1/4 mile record of 9.247 seconds.
However, this is not the limit of what this electric horse can produce and a new 1/4 mile time record was recently set. Tom Tharp/Twitter shared the news that his friend's family was able to set a new record. According to the post, his friend George and his wife Christine ran the 1/4 mile in their Tesla Model S Plaid in less than 9 seconds. A photo of the recorded run time showed that the distance was covered in 8.994 seconds. According to the video shared by Tom, the trap speed was 155mph.
Congratulations to my friend George and his wife Christine! They ran the first 8 second 1/4 mile in their Tesla Plaid Model S! pic.twitter.com/xjTJD6jQra— Tom Tharp (@tomtharp) November 8, 2021
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