While electric vehicles may face criticism, in a cheeky twist, it's hard to deny the jaw-dropping performance of electric vehicles. Take the Tesla Model S, for example, which sits proudly at the summit of the performance car hierarchy. Its Plaid variant boasts a mind-boggling 1,020 horsepower, launching this family sedan from 0 to 60 mph in around two seconds. With its rear seats stripped out and the new Track Package, it effortlessly breaches the 200-mph mark on the renowned German Autobahn.
This electrifying sedan blazes from zero to 62 mph in a mere 2.35 seconds, completing the quarter-mile dash in just 9.33 seconds at an impressive 151.15 mph. Accelerating from a standstill to 124 mph takes a quick 6.41 seconds, and it needs only 8.89 seconds more to hit 186 mph. In the video, it reaches a top speed of 203.8 mph and covers the half-mile distance in a mere 14.64 seconds, leaving other cars in its dust.
Another Model S Plaid run on the Autobahn showed slightly slower figures, clocking 62 mph in 2.56 seconds, 124 mph in 6.82 seconds, and a quarter-mile time of 9.62 seconds. Still, these numbers showcase the impressive capabilities of EVs, whether or not they have rear seats. They exemplify the raw power and speed that electric vehicles offer, all while continuously improving in terms of efficiency, affordability, and performance.
Tesla has also made the Model S more accessible by reducing its price, a trend we've seen from the company in 2023. The Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive version now starts at $74,990, down from $88,490, while the Plaid variant, with its neck-snapping acceleration and 1,020 horsepower, dropped from $108,490 to $89,990. And let's not forget the impressive range of up to 405 miles on a single charge for the base Model S. It's clear that EVs are here to stay and will continue to captivate with their extraordinary capabilities.
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