Tesla Shows Off Drag Strip Mode In New Video

Tesla is already known for producing blazing-fast electric vehicles but the company has now also shown off one of its speed-oriented driving modes, dubbed Drag Strip Mode.

The mode is showing in a new video posted to the Tesla Twitter account with both a Model S and Model X shown off. That video shows Chris from Tesla’s Performance Engineering team explaining how the feature works.

That explanation includes the fact that the drive units are automatically cooled when the mode is turned on to enable them to provide as much power as possible. The tri-motor Model IS Plaid has more than 760kW thanks to its tri-motor configuration, so keeping that cool is a must.

The video further explains how the 100kWh battery pack is heated for improved energy efficiency to ensure that the motors are given as much energy as they need for a short period of time.

The Driven also details how the car drops into cheetah stance when on the drag strip.

“Drag Strip Mode preconditions the battery and drive units to ideal operating temperatures for maximum acceleration,” the manual says. “Cheetah Stance lowers the front suspension for optimal weight transfer during launch. Together, they help make Model S Plaid the quickest accelerating mass-production car on the planet.”

All of that of course sounds very impressive, because it is. You can watch the video to see how it all comes together, too.

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