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Tesla Model S Plaid specs

Price in US $131,190 - $149,190
Car type 4-door saloon
Curb weight 2184-2189 kg (4815-4826 lbs)
Introduced 2022
Origin country United States
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Acceleration

0 - 100 kph2.3 s
0 - 200 kph6.2 s
0 - 250 kph9.6 s
100 - 200 kph3.9 s
0 - 30 mph0.9 s
0 - 40 mph1.3 s
0 - 50 mph1.7 s
0 - 60 mph2.1 s
0 - 70 mph2.5 s
0 - 80 mph3.0 s
0 - 90 mph3.6 s
0 - 100 mph4.3 s
0 - 110 mph5.1 s
0 - 120 mph6.0 s
0 - 130 mph6.9 s
0 - 140 mph8.0 s
0 - 150 mph9.4 s
0 - 160 mph10.8 s
1/8 mile6.0 s @ 121.7 mph
1/4 mile9.2 s @ 153.0 mph
Tesla Model S Plaid acceleration graph

General performance

Top speed261 kph (162 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 08.2 s
Est. max acceleration1.32 g (13 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration1.08 g (11 m/s²)
60 mph - 032 m (104 ft)
70 mph - 046 m (150 ft)
100 mph - 087 m (284 ft)
Noise @ idle29 dB
Noise @ 70 mph67 dB

Powertrain specs

Engine type 3 E-motors
Power 1020 ps (1006 bhp / 750 kw)
Power / weight 466 ps (460 bhp) / t
Transmission 1 speed
Layout middle engine, all wheel drive
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ChironSS  2d ago

Tesla Model S Plaid goes Motorsports! Watch that Yoke GO!

 


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ChironSS  3d ago

Answer is no, LOL!


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ChironSS  3d ago

Can Lucid CRUSH the Tesla Plaid? For all you electric car Lover's!

 


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ChironSS  4d ago

Yes ABSOLUTELY saw in excess of 1100hp. Bye bye Bugatti Veyron! Oo


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ChironSS  4d ago

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Tesla Plaid in 2022~HUB Dyno! Oo

 

 

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SpeedKing  6h ago

As i've said for months the Plaid produces more than 1020hp contrary to what Musk would have peeps believe. An E63 Merc or M5 BMW would both need approx 1250 flywheel hp to match the Plaid in a straight line.


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ChironSS  5h ago @SpeedKing

Well just looking at it's 0-200km/h times rivalling the Bugatti Chiron almost you know something's up! I'm waiting for the 0-300km/h number!


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ChironSS  1w ago

Koenigsegg Now Making Carbon Fiber Aero Parts For Teslas! WTF?

I guess making under 20 production hypercars isn't particularly profitable?

Anyway it's a deal with an aftermarket supplier not directly.

Quote>"You can buy them from Unplugged Performance, which has struck a partnership with Koenigsegg Advanced Manufacturing."

https://insideevs.com/news/561745/koenigsegg-builds-carbonfiber-parts-tesla/

 

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Shwingbob  1w ago

For that price it shoud look a little more exotic, most tesla owners modify them to look cool and not to track them


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ChironSS  2w ago

Matt Watson+ Tesla Plaid+ NO rollout=Bugatti Chiron Supersport quicker= LMFAO!

 

0-60MPH= 2.40 seconds.

Goodnight, God Bless, Bugatti has left the building, the last ICE bastions.

 

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John Doe  2w ago

Matty once again proves that he is paid by Porsche.


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SpeedKing  2w ago

I personally can't stand EV's but from a dispassionate, unbiased perspective the acceleration test by Mat Watson is a load of shit...


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ChironSS  2w ago @SpeedKing

Why? I just grabbed the numbers! LOL! I was gone I wasn't watching all that! ;)


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SpeedKing  2w ago @ChironSS

Neither did i but merely fast forwarded to the 0-60mph segment at the 15min mark so that i could see the acceleration test.


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196ss  2w ago

Apparently the surface wasn't very good since there are a lot of tests with better numbers for the Plaid.



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ChironSS  2w ago

0-173MPH= 17 seconds 2 people onboard and alleged slight incline!

 

Hurriedly I benchmarked it, and "my" car is gone with the wind at those speeds, it's an unusual number! So I'm good! LOL!

Others will not be so lucky!

So with just the driver on board in good conditions they perhaps could save a second or so!

It's 'kin quick!


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ChironSS  3w ago

175-0MPH. He's stating "fine' braking.

 


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ChironSS  3w ago

Tesla Model S Plaid has updated speed~ 175MPH PLUS new "Track" mode. Have fun kids!


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Cauf40f50  1m ago

the nurburgring lap was too slow for that amount of horsepower and torque


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ChironSS  2m ago

 


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ChironSS  2m ago

A little "bird" (!) wrote something somewhere and due to DPA their particulars are safeguarded. However they stated "internal" testing had given these results for the Tesla Plaid, they DID NOT STATE if it was theoretical or actual testing, and I didn't ask>

21300 max rpm plus 228MPH.

Fin.

I'll just leave the numbers there. Obvious exercise EXTREME caution. I am.

But still fascinating little insight and ultimately all that remains is actual proof.

I'm interested in the TECHNOLOGIES but this will someday, one day affect even Bugatti. It's already started with Rimac.

Just like years later finding out the EB110 had a carbon fibre constructed monocoque and it's the XJ220 did not, built by Aerospatiale in France instantly elevated it in technological and production manufacturing techniques. It's growing on me now regardless

Anyway getting back to my point NOW I'm slowly beginning to understand a little of HOW it's done.

Whatever, is what it is. Means Rimac and Pininfarina can unlock more.


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ChironSS  2m ago

Telsa V8 internal combustion engine conversion! LOL!

 


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ChironSS  2m ago

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/tesla-to-offer-20000-carbon-ceramic-brakes-for-the-model-s-plaid-next-year-174993.html

Quote>"Tesla says that its Model S Plaid Carbon Ceramic Brake Kit will be available starting in mid-2022. The parts alone cost a whopping $20,000 and require buyers to have 21-inch wheels on their Model S Plaid. At least it covers all four corners."

;)



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ChironSS  2m ago

My calculation for 0-300km/h for 0-186MPH from a STANDING start is 14.95 seconds with a variance (possibly) of around 0.5 seconds either way.

We will soon find out.


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ChironSS  2m ago

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/tesla/model-s/354163/tesla-model-s-plaid-claims-nurbugring-lap-record-production-ev

Quote>"The Model S Plaid is powered by a three-motor system delivering a total of 1,006bhp, 1,420Nm of torque."

First time I've seen that from memory.


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ChironSS  2m ago

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a38423992/2021-tesla-model-s-plaid-by-the-numbers/

Quote>"The shocking bit is after the Plaid's 2.1-second flash to 60 mph, when it's accelerating so quickly that your surroundings start to mimic the silly plaid animation on the dash screen. The VBox test equipment recorded 4.3 seconds to 100 mph and a 9.4-second quarter-mile."


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ChironSS  2m ago

Car and Driver tested the Tesla Plaid>


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ChironSS  2m ago

 


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ChironSS  2m ago

Quote>"Tesla Model S Plaid "CAN'T" Go 200 MPH. And, Trust Us, You Wouldn't Want to Even If It COULD."

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38453459/tesla-model-s-plaid-top-speed-200-mph/


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SpeedKing  2m ago

If you buy a Tesla Plaid and intend to do some track driving the factory brakes are smokin' :P
https://insideevs.com/news/552775/tesla-models-plaid-brake-test/


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GTR275  2m ago

7 mins 3X seconds at Nurburgring

 


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SpeedKing  3m ago

It appears that some Tesla owners are obviously stupid. If you know that the Plaid doesn't have premium brakes why would you push it on track??

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https://gtspirit.com/2021/11/16/plaid-owner-wants-tesla-to-offer-better-brakes-after-high-speed-crash/


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ChironSS  3m ago

Telsa Plaid goes INTO THE EIGHT second 1/4 BRACKET-

https://insideevs.com/news/546552/modified-tesla-plaid-sub-9sec/

Slip^^^

 

Video^^^

For what it's worth! The video that is!

Quite the accomplishment!

LOL!


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PeterMikus  3m ago

For those who accuse Elon of cheating because they think he lies about the stock 1020 BHP of the Plaid, because with that performance the New Tesla shows on the tests must be at least 1200-1300 BHP or higher, I would like to offer a simple explanation to understand why they’ve doubted so far:

The rated horsepower of most electric cars is completely different from the practical meaning of the horsepower of conventional, fuel combustion cars.
This is especially true for Tesla Plaid.
For conventional fuel-powered vehicles, the horsepower data is, in fact, limited to a single moment. Namely, for that ideal single moment before shifting to the next gear, when the engine’s rev speed is just reaching maximum power. This is why it is called peak horsepower anyway.
But you know the sad truth as well: In order to accelerate to higher speed, you have to change gears.
But unfortunately between shifts the rev speed drops by at least 2,000 rpm in the lower gears and at least 1,000 rpm even in the higher gears for each gear change during full acceleration.
The similar thing happens to any car with a conventional engine. Be it petrol or diesel.
When you look at the Chiron’s horsepower graph, you can easily see that it has 1500 horsepower at 6700 rpm. Yes. At top rev speed for one moment before the ideal gear change.
But if you consider the rev drops, according to the graph, you can realise, that the engine power drops by hundreds of horsepower at every shift. So in the case of the Chiron’s horsepower graph, you can easily see that lower engine rev speed is coupled with hundreds of horsepower lower output in BHP. It actually fluctuates between 1,200 and 1,500 BHP.

However, the Tesla does not have to change gears so when you look at the Plaid’s performance graph, one glance is enough to notice that the steep line goes above 1000 BHP at 60 mph and practically never falls below 1000 BHP until the car reaches top speed. Almost from the beggining of the graph you see a plain, horizontal line above 1000 BHP. Which practically means that from the start of the third second of acceleration until the top speed is reached, the electric motors continuously deliver maximum power all the way without losing considerable amount of BHP during the process.

So how many horspower the Chiron has?
1500
Somtimes

How many horspower the Plaid has?
1000
All the way!

That’s why it easily beats the Veyron in all comparisons , which has a nominally similar performance as the Plaid and even 400 pounds lighter.
And that is why the new Tesla catches up and even slightly beats the 260 pound lighter Chiron at 1/8 mile and even at ¼ mile altough Chiron is ”one and a half times stronger” than the Plaid.
Perhaps we now understand why this is not entirely true.

On the other hand, it is precisely because of the above mentioned that the Chiron leaves the Plaid behind quickly above 170 mph, when the engine is constantly spinning close to the maximum rev speed at that high mph range, so the power output is constantly close to 1400-1500 BHP, and you have only one gear change left. And even that last shift you can do way over the top speed of the Plaid. (at 210 mph)

The latter is not going to be an everyday situation between the two particular car on the streets I can tell you that.
But true anyway.

I hope this helped a bit.

You can find the Chiron graph here:
https://imgur.com/r/engineeringporn/VPFJ9X9
And the Plaid graph here:
https://insideevs.com/photo/5885781/tesla-model-s-plaid-delivery-day-perfect-power-curve/


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AaronVector  3m ago

willow springs= 1: 27.78
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j7YqdGt19tw