The Tesla Model S Plaid Is Now The Fastest Car Yet
Tesla announced a refreshed Model S last week and with it, we have the new fastest car on the planet. Yes, faster than a Porsche 918 Spyder, and yes, faster than a Bugatti Cheyron. Oh and the Tesla Model S has a five seats.
As the folks at Electrek have pointed out, the 1.99-second 0-60 mph acceleration promised by the Tesla Model S Plaid makes it the fastest accelerating car ever.
By comparison, the Porsche 918 Spyder manages the same sprint in 2.1 seconds. The Porsche 911 Turbo S (992) needs 2.2 seconds. And the ludicrously expensive Bugatti Chiron needs 2.4 seconds to find its way to 60 mph.
The fact that a $120,000 electric sedan can not only compete with these supercars but actually best them is mighty impressive and is sure to be something fans of the internal combustion engine will be crying into their gas tanks about. And in reality, this is just the start.
Tesla still has the potentially faster Model S Plaid+ in the works, not to mention the Roadster that we’re all so excited about.
It’s entirely possible that we can expect those two cars to be quicker to 60 mph than anything that’s ever put rubber to road. And that’s super exciting, even for those of us who won’t be buying any of these cars.