Jay Leno claims he did a 9.2-second 1/4 mile time in a Tesla Model S Plaid
That's a crazy number for a two-tonne sedan!
Tesla's Model S Plaid has been greatly anticipated and is due to arrive later this month. Huge claims were being made about it, but we didn't know these were true, until now...sort of.
Speaking on the Spike’s Car Radio podcast (go to 13:50), Jay Leno talked about an experience he recently had in Model S Plaid and said that he had taken the Model S Plaid to the drag strip at Auto Club Famosa, near Bakersfield, California.
“I made one pass, I drove up, had the NHRA guys there to make it official, I turned a 9.247 at 152[.09] mph,” he said. “I’ll send you the timing slip. Completely stock. It was unbelievable. I mean, and you’re talking a four-door car with the air conditioner on.”
If this is true, then Tesla has made an absolute rocket ship of a sedan which they claim makes 1,020 hp and has a 390 miles range on one charge. There will also be a Model S Plaid+ variant which will reportedly make 1,100 hp, hit 60 mph in less than two seconds, top out at 200 mph (321 km/h), and run the quarter-mile in less than 9 seconds.