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Motor Trend Model S Plaid 1st test: “simply one of the best cars in the world”


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Nov 3, 2016

"The Verdict​

Although the 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid didn't deliver a sub-2.0-second 0-60 time on typical asphalt—at least not yet—it's no less of a striking achievement for the California-based automaker: The quickest car we've ever tested is a $150K five-seat sedan, not some multimillion-dollar, carbon-fiber-encrusted road missile. It's remarkably well rounded, exhibiting a combination of comfort, luxury, performance, and efficiency that remained a sci-fi fantasy in 2013 when we named the Model S the MotorTrend Car of the Year. Regardless of how much you care about acceleration numbers and how they're achieved, perhaps the most important takeaway is that the Model S Plaid is absolutely among the best cars on the market today."

Enough said :)


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Jan 6, 2020
was the 1.98 achieved with or without 1 foot rollout? Article doesnt really state.
If that was achieved without 1 foot rollout, does that imply less than 1.7 to 1.8 WITH 1 foot rollout?
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Apr 20, 2021
1.98 absolutely 100% includes the rollout.
1.98 with 1 ft rollout on a prepped surface (asfault covered in a crazy sticky resin called VHT).

What's insane is they ran the car on a non prepped, regular road like surface and it did 0-60 in 2.07s with 1ft rollout (2.28s without).
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