Let’s forget for a moment how a Tesla could trap its driver inside like it did last week. Here we have good news from a different model whose performance bar has been raised.
Receiving aftermarket upgrades, this Tesla Model S Plaid has been able to break a new lap record at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, CA.
In case you don’t know, the electric car holds the EV lap record at Laguna Seca as well. The standard form of the Model S was also the quickest production electric vehicle around the Nurburgring until it was beaten by a Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
The Unplugged Plaid you see here is no ordinary at all. More than being the quickest EV around Willow Springs, it’s also the fastest car; as it posted a lap time of 1:13.51, which surpassed the previous record of 1:16.45 set by a modded Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport.
The machine managed to complete all these achievements not without reason. It has been given a large variety of performance boosts. There’s a new suspension system, carbon ceramic braking setup, and an aero efficiency package among others.
If you want to know the prices of the aforementioned items, the suspension system alone is around $15,000, carbon fiber wheels are $14,995, and the aero kit is $7,280. And of course that’s still not all, because the complete modification package would cost over $100,000.
Without tuning, the regular Tesla Model S Plaid already packs a hefty punch, with 1,100 hp output and the ability to reach 60 mph from a standstill in a mere 1.99 seconds.
That’s crazy fast and makes us think that the car isn’t suitable for an inexperienced driver due to its quick respond to driver’s input.
We’ve seen how a Ferrari was destroyed due to driver error, which proves that fast cars are not for everyone. Check out the following video to see the wildness of the Unplugged Plaid.