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Tesla’s Model S breaks record at Laguna Seca lap

Author at TechGenyz Automobile
Tesla Model S
Tesla's Model S set a lap record at Laguna Seca Raceway.

Tesla’s Model S car set the record for the fastest four-doors ever at Laguna Seca lap. Last night Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the feat achieved by the Model S. There is a video supporting the claim which shows the 1:36.555-time achieved by the Model S. People are only getting snippets of what the Model S is capable of doing.

Tesla has not revealed details about the car itself or about the exterior to show how close to stock the sedan is. Hence, little is known about the Model S car that too thanks to the description released by Tesla on Model S.

The description defines Model A as being equipped with its “Plaid powertrain” and a chassis prototype. This ‘Plaid powertrain’ is one step ahead of Ludicrous.

However, this Plaid originally was not meant for this Model. In 2016, Musk tweeted that Plaid would be reserved for the upcoming Roadster, so it appears that plans have changed. He explained today in another tweet that the triple motor Plaid setup is "about a year away," with plans to make it available into the Model S, X and Roadster, but not the cheaper/smaller Model 3 or Y.

Tesla apparently is a year away from the production of the Plaid powertrain, and when it is complete, Model S, Model X and Roadster will be the ones to get the powertrains, and not the Model 3 or Model Y. Tesla apparently is a year away from the production of the Plaid powertrain, and when it is complete, Model S, Model X and Roadster will be the ones to get the powertrains, and not the Model 3 or Y.

In a tweet, Musk had also mentioned that the addition of the Plaid powertrains would make the car prices to go higher up than what they had previously offered. The cost would be less than its competitors nonetheless. Tesla would need to do more testing and review of this new powertrain.

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