Tesla Model S Plaid Destroys Aventador SVJ In Half Mile Drag Race
Tesla are infamous for making cars with insane acceleration. That said, they often begin to stutter once you reach higher speeds. Hence there are numerous videos online of performance-oriented Teslas beating supercars in quarter mile drag races, and then losing when it comes to half mile ones. However, all that changes when it comes to the new Model S Plaid.
With 1,006 bhp and a 200 mph top speed, it promises to deliver mind-boggling performance both off-the-line and at high speeds. Here is a car that can go from 0-60 mph in less than two seconds and keep on pushing at a rapid rate. In fact, the Model S Plaid is so relentlessly quick that it covers 60–120 mph in a simply ridiculous 3.84 seconds. For reference, a Porsche 911 Carrera takes around that long to go from 0-60 mph.
YouTube channel Track Day recently got the chance to run a half mile drag race between a Model S Plaid and a $500,000+ Lamborghini Aventador SVJ. The ultimate version of Lamborghini’s flagship supercar, it was surely going to offer the Plaid some serious competition down the half-mile long runway. However, across three runs at varying starting speeds the Tesla repeatedly dominated. Track Day’s host noted the Lamborghini had a passenger in it and couldn’t enter Corsa mode (basically a Sport+ mode) as it was a new car and was still being broken in. Equally, the Model S Plaid only had around 50% battery life during the drag races.
Track Day revealed the Plaid took 5.32 seconds to go from 60–130 mph (expect a significantly faster time with a 100% charge). Meanwhile the SVJ took 7.59 seconds to go between 60 and 130 mph, around a second slower than the time a broken in car with Corsa mode activated should get.
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