Tesla Model S smashes Laguna Seca record with new "Plaid" advanced tech

12 Septembre, 2019, 08:09 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
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That video has now been released, showing the Model S with an advanced drivetrain now known as "Plaid" that will be made available in the future for premium versions of the Model S, Model X and Roadster.

This has since been further confirmed by Musk, who said that the EV maker already has a Model S on the ground in Germany and would not be trying for a lap record - yet. Well, the reply mentioned above was part of a tweet from Tesla's head honcho in which he announced the Model S has set a new record for the fastest four-door vehicle at Laguna Seca.

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The A Model S P100D already held the production electric sedan record around the 2.2-mile track at 1:43, but the overall mark was set a year ago by the Jaguar XE SV Project 8 at 1:37.54.

Elon Musk says a video will be released shortly when we'll hopefully get to find out the lap time and also who was behind the wheel of the auto. Given the length of the track, it presents a much greater challenge than Laguna Seca, especially for high-performance electric cars, which are prone to overheating and power loss.

Earlier today Road & Track reported citing local sources that Tesla has booked a private 30-minute time slot at the famous German track on September 21, indicating at the announced lap record attempt.

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