A while ago when the Taycan Turbo S was released, Porsche made it a highlight feature that the all-electric sports car is equipped for keeping up with its performance notwithstanding numerous launches, in contrast to its main competitor, the Model S Performance which would in general lose power as its battery was discharged. This specific shortcoming doesn’t exist any longer with the Model S Plaid, however on the off chance that a new video is any sign, apparently Tesla’s repeatability of performance has reached absolutely insane levels.
Brooks Weisblat of YouTube’s DragTimes channel has been having a great time with his Tesla Model S Plaid, taking the vehicle to the track and racing it against basically every vehicle willing to move forward against it. In a new video, the veteran drag racer decided to test how well the Model S Plaid would perform when the vehicle’s battery was exactly at 20%. The test, as indicated by Weisblat, was performed after 40 quarter-mile runs since each launch consumed about 2% of the Plaid’s battery.
Much to his surprise, the Model S Plaid performed amazingly well. Regardless of its low battery level and the run being its 41st journey through the drag strip, the Tesla was as yet ready to complete the quarter-mile in 9.94 seconds at 136.40 mph. The vehicle’s 0-60 mph time was likewise listed at 2.33 seconds according to Dragy information. This everything except demonstrated that Tesla was not kidding when it expressed that the Model S Plaid’s performance would be staggeringly steady and leagues better than its generally amazing predecessors.
While the Plaid’s predecessors like the Model S “Raven” Performance and the Model S P100D with Ludicrous Plus were amazing machines that could slay supercars, they will in general show a drop in performance as their batteries lose their charge. This was obvious when Car and Driver tested the Model S Performance against the Porsche Taycan Turbo S more than 15 quarter-mile runs. The motoring publication guaranteed that the Model S dialed back so much that at a certain point, the vehicle’s 0-60 mph time went past 6 seconds and its quarter-mile time dialed back to more than 14 seconds.
Such a result appears to be very improbable for the Tesla Model S Plaid. Showing steady performance after 40 quarter-mile launches is noteworthy by its own doing, yet finishing a sub-10-second run with a low battery level demonstrates that the Model S Plaid is nothing short of a monster. With such numbers, apparently racing fans should begin becoming accustomed to seeing the Model S Plaid embarrassing supercars on the drag strip even as their batteries approach vacant.
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