Now we're talking. Model S beats Model 3 on Road Course. The world is going Plaid.https://youtu.be/6hmdmYRYt9A
Just think how much faster it would go if Tesla glued a cheesy "Turbo" emblem on the trunk.
I believe it was fastest 4 door sedan altogether, not just EV.
Not an official run, the Cadillac still holds the official record, but the Tesla is going to get faster. That was not an all out lap.
This new Plaid will stomp!
AHHHH that was awesome
Is the Plaid S third motor in the front or rear?
They haven't said where the third motor is but I'd bet it's in the rear.
"First off, the Model S and Model X refresh that the electric car maker is preparing to introduce later this year will potentially feature a tri-motor design, with one small motor in the front and two larger motors at the rear."
what is the advantage of two smaller motors in the back?
Uses less space?
All of the above?
Who said the motors in the back were smaller? Advantage, up to twice the power and no differential or braking compensation needed.
Two motors in the back equal torque vectoring.
None of the above
I like the E-Stop button on the dash. That is just bad!
Not Sure This Plaid Thing is a Great Idea...
A few days after Porsche unveils its "set the bar for electric sports sedans" Taycan, Tesla says hold my beer and opens the curtain on the P100D+ Plaid package. The MS Plaid sets a record for Laguna 4 DR sedans (EV or ICE) without even having a professional driver. The Plaid S is about to do a smack-down on the Taycan at Nurburgring (even if it takes a bit of tuning and they have to come back in a few months to do it officially).
The same sort of thing happened with the etron and the i-Pace ("I-Pace is the first car to challenge Tesla's hegemony in the premium electric vehicle segment." - MT) Next thing you know Tesla is selling the "base" Raven Model X with a 0-60 of 4.4 seconds and 325 miles of range for $85k.
Here's the thing: If every time a "real" car company spends 6+ years developing a competitive EV only to see Tesla stomp it within a fews weeks (or days) of its reveal, I am worried they will just give up. Daimler and VW are again talking up their latest generation of diesels. Elon needs to give them at least a few months to feel like they have a chance of winning before he squashes them* or they will all go back to selling diesels and funding the anti-EV FUD monsters. Maybe we allocate 30% market share between them as a sort of participation trophy?
*MX outselling etron 3 to 1 last month, outselling i-pace almost 10 to 1, M3 outselling Leaf and Bolt 10-to-1, etc.
VW should give up. Shutter their factories and apologize to the world for lying and poisoning everyone.
Is there a German analog to seppuku?