Jay Leno confirms that the Tesla Model S Plaid has broken the 1/4 mile world record, previously held by the Bugatti Chiron Sport.
The Tesla Model S Plaid is said to have set a new quarter-mile world record. According to a media report, the electric sedan from Tesla is said to have recorded a quarter-mile time of 9.247 seconds with a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of under 2 seconds.
The record attempt was conducted on May 11 at the Autoclub Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield, California, USA. However, the quarter-mile time was considered to be just a rumour at that time. Now, reports suggest that Jay Leno, television host and comedian has confirmed the details.
Jay Leno who is said to have been present at the raceway during the record run confirmed in a radio show that the Tesla Model S Plaid did achieve the world record time. He even confirmed that there was a member of NHRA to make the quarter-mile time official. As per Jay Leno, the Tesla Model S completed the quarter-mile in 9.2 seconds at 152 mph.
If these numbers are to be believed, then it makes the Tesla Model S Plaid the fastest production car in the world. The electric sedan beats the previous record of 9.4 seconds, set by the Bugatti Chiron Sport.
Tesla themselves, however, are yet to reveal the official figures of the Model S Plaid. The company is expected to announce these numbers at the time of deliveries, which is expected in the coming days.
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