San Francisco. Tesla’s Model S Plaid, owned by Elon Musk, has finally achieved its initial promise of reaching a top speed of 322 km/h with new ceramic brakes. Tesla claimed a top speed of 322 km/h when it initially unveiled its new high-performance flagship electric car, the Model S Plaid, reports Electrek. However, the top speed of the car was ‘only’ 262 km/h when it was first delivered last year.
A racecar driver published a video in collaboration with Tesla Belgium, where he was provided with a Model S Plaid with ceramic brake updates to complete a test lap at the Circuit de Bresse.
This suggests that the automaker is preparing to install its brake upgrade.
The driver was quoted as saying, “And let me tell you, it feels totally different than the stock car!”
He noted that the vehicle did not have a speed limiter, and that he achieved speeds of 350 km/h several times.
In addition, the driver claimed that he managed to break the lap record for a street-legal car on a race track with the upgraded S plaid.
For the Model S Plaid, the automaker introduced a new ‘Track Mode’ in January last year, which increased the top speed to 282 km/h.
“Tesla didn’t want to unlock the high speeds of the electric supercar without big brakes capable of slowing it down once it achieved this new top speed,” the report said.(IANS)
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