In real-life acceleration tests, the Tesla Model S Plaid beat a Porsche Taycan Turbo S and a Lucid Air. Motor Trend has ranked the Model S Plaid as the fastest vehicle to accelerate from 0-60 MPH.
Tesla’s Roadster 2 sports car is listed as capable of going 0-60 MPH at 1.9 seconds. However, the company actually has a Model S Plaid family sedan that can accelerate in 1.99 seconds. The sub-2 second acceleration time is not measured.Rollouts subtractedTesla clarifies, however Motor Trend’s standard testing process just confirms what Tesla had been saying about its performance sedan’s abilities.
In its Top 10 Ranking, the Tesla Model S Plaid was the fastest ever car tested. It beat the Porsche Taycan Turbo S and other performance EVs like the Audi RS E-Tron GT and 2022 Lucid Air. Model S Plaid was able to accelerate from 0-60 MPH at 2.3 seconds, with only one foot rollout. This is exactly what the National Hot Rod Association did in drag testing.
Although it is a little slower than Tesla’s 1.99 second promise, manufacturer numbers don’t always match actual-life tests because conditions can vary. Even more remarkable is that the Model S Plaid had already reached a speed of 152 MPH in 9.3 seconds.
List of fastest production car acceleration times
- Tesla Model S Plaid: 2.3 seconds
- Porsche Taycan Turbo S: 2.4 seconds
- Lucid Air Grand Touring: 2.27 seconds
- Audi RS E-Tron GT: 2.9 seconds
- Mercedes-AMG Mercedes-AMG QS 4Matic+: 3 Seconds
It may seem silly to expect the Tesla Roadster 2’s release with its 1.9 second acceleration time. However, the Model S Plaid can be a much more spacious and comfortable vehicle than the Roadster 2 and has a similar performance. However, the Roadster 2 is likely to have a longer range and be a smaller sports car.
A recent Petersen Automotive Museum display of the Roadster 2 prototype reads, “A Roadster 2 is a roadster.”SpaceX would equip the Roadster in a package that included cold air rocket thrusters at the rear. This will allow for an acceleration of 0-to-60 mph in 1.1 seconds, which is a remarkable feat among road cars today.“In case you didn’t think 0-60 MPH was fast enough,
The Model S Plaid was not only the fastest car to accelerate in standard acceleration tests but also broke the 200 MPH speed limit in an un-standardized test, achieving 216 MPH. Although some electric performance cars are faster than the Model S Plaid, they will be much more costly and still in the prototype stage.
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Daniel was captivated by technology since the time of Apple computers’ industrial spying and the pixelized Nintendos. He opened his own gaming club back when consoles and personal computers were rare. Today, the fascination with tech isn’t about specs or speed, but the lifestyle computers have made possible for us, including the endless scrolling and privacy risks, to authenticating our every move and detail.
Daniel Zlatev (Updated: 2023-01-8 )