Tesla Model S Plaid Is Fastest Car Edmunds Ever Tested, Defeats Suzuki Hayabusa & Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

by Eva Fox September 05, 2021

Tesla Model S Plaid Is Fastest Car Edmunds Ever Tested, Defeats Suzuki Hayabusa & Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

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Tesla Model S Plaid is the fastest car Edmunds has ever tested. The electric car was faster even than the Suzuki Hayabusa and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R.

Edmunds tested Tesla's newest model, Model S Plaid. Ultimately, the publication came to the conclusion that this is the fastest car it has ever tested. With 1,020 horsepower and a claimed 9.23 second quarter-mile time, this is the fastest production car that can be bought. Because it is so fast that Edmunds could not find a decent four-wheeler to race with, they decided to use two-wheeled vehicles.

Edmunds used two production superbikes, the 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa and the 2021 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, to test the speed of Model S Plaid. Pro motorcycle drag racer and tuner Chris Moore was chosen as the superbikes’ driver.

The results impressed Edmunds. Model S Plaid accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds and covered the quarter-mile in 9.4 seconds at 150.8 mph. It was not only faster than the Hayabusa or the ZX-14R, but it also turned out to be the fastest car in Edmunds' test history, which amazed them a lot.

It should be noted that for testing, the publication used a regular production car and a track with a regular surface, and not a specially prepared one, on which Tesla had previously tested Model S Plaid. Thus, the conditions that drivers face in the real world, and not on special tracks, were created.

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