Say what you want, this thing is quick. The Tesla Model S Plaid is the culmination of nearly 10 years of research and development. With three motors and over 1,000 horsepower (745.7 kilowatts) on tap, it’s clear that this car is no joke. Jay Leno recently took the silent-but-deadly machine to the drag strip to set a new quarter-mile land-speed record for production cars. Spoiler alert: according to Leno he completed a record-setting pass, doing a 9.24-second quarter mile at 152 miles per hour (249 kilometers per hour). To offer some perspective, other vehicles in the nine-second club include the Bugatti Chiron , McLaren P1 , and Dodge Challenger Demon . Gallery: Tesla Model S Plaid Delivery Day 43 Photos Despite its 390 mile range and the ability to add 187 miles of range in just 15 minutes, the focal point of the Plaid powertrain is obviously the … [Read more...] about Jay Leno Attempts Quarter-Mile Record In Tesla Model S Plaid
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It's time for Dodge to put its best foot forward and compete with the Tesla Model S Plaid. With Ford and Volkswagen 's big EV push, as well as the official start of Tesla Model S Plaid deliveries, it's high time for Dodge to get back to the drawing board. A new article published by esteemed Detroit automotive journalist Paul Eisenstein highlights Dodge's upcoming battery-electric efforts. When the Dodge Demon came to market, there was plenty of back and forth about its acceleration compared to the Tesla Model S P100D. Dodge even added a disclaimer that indirectly admitted the Demon wasn't quicker than the Model S . Clearly, if Dodge wants to compete with fast and quick electric cars, it will have to produce one itself. The brand will be hard-pressed to outshine the Model S if it sticks with gas-powered engines. The Detroit Bureau claims it has learned that Dodge is working on its fastest model ever, and it will be battery-powered. FCA hasn't been in favor of EVs … [Read more...] about Quickest Dodge Ever Will Be An EV To Compete With Tesla Plaid
Home Four wheelers oi-Punith Bharadwaj By Punith Bharadwaj Updated: Saturday, June 12, 2021, 15:59 [IST] The Audi e-Tron arrives at showrooms ahead of its launch in the Indian market. The electric SUV has been spotted in a couple of shades bearing Maharastra registration plates. It is expected to go on sale sometime in the coming weeks in the country. The Audi e-Tron was first showcased in India back in 2019. The electric SUV was expected to be launched last year. However, like most product launches, the arrival of the e-Tron is delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The German automaker already said that they will bring the SUV and the Sportback version of the e-Tron. However, the latter will be launched at a later date. Both models feature the same underpinnings albeit with a different design. Audi is expected to price the e-Tron at around Rs 1 crore, ex-showroom. Looking at the electric … [Read more...] about Audi e-Tron Arrives At Showrooms; India Launch On The Cards!