Watch: Tesla Model S Plaid almost flies off dyno during testing
That's all thanks to its insane instant torque
Ever since Tesla announced the Model S Plaid last year, the world has gone mental for it – mostly due to its insane horsepower and torque figures. Tesla claims it produces 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to hit 60mph in just 1.9 seconds. So naturally, someone had to test this out.
It takes some serious courage to stick one of these on a dyno because its instant torque would surely mess up the machine, right? Well, that's exactly what happened when Dragtimes teamed up with Jack from HP Logic to give it a try.
During the first run, the car launches and starts jittering about, meaning the test has to be stopped before breaking the machine. The set-up clearly can't handle that much instant torque – something you don't get with internal combustion-engined vehicles.