Watch The Suzuki Hayabusa Come Out All Guns Blazing On The Tesla Model S Plaid
Superbikes versus supercars have always been fascinating. Now, the Tesla Model S Plaid doesn’t technically qualify as a supercar, but given its drag strip performances, it won’t be wrong to call it one. Brooks from ‘DragTimes’ recently pit his Tesla Model S Plaid against a 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa. The Hayabusa had some changes made to it, including a tune that helped it put over 200 horses to the rear wheel. Do you think it will be enough to give Tesla that rare ‘L’?
Jet-Powered Tesla vs PLAID, Need We Say More
2021 can quite easily be called the year of the Plaid. Tesla’s newest flagship has pretty much annihilated the competition in drag races, ever since it went on sale, with the exception of a few of course, and what better way to kick things off for this year with yet another Plaid duel, this time going up against an older Model S, However, this is no ordinary Model S, but it is Warped Perceptions jet-powered P85. This should be an interesting one. Let’s look at some numbers now.
This Porsche Taycan Coupe Shows What An EV Equivalent of The 911 Could Look Like
Porsche, like many automotive companies, is working towards a carbon-neutral future. And while electrification is not the only environmentally-friendly solution Porsche is working on, it’s still a big part of their future. The Porsche Panamera’s EV counterpart, Porsche Taycan, proves that and the Porsche 911 is also heading the electrification route, from next year. But what would a Taycan-inspired, EV equivalent to the 911 look like? Design studio 2NCS gives us an idea with this Porsche Taycan Coupe.
Your Tesla Model S Plaid Will Now Have A Track Mode!
The Model S Plaid has been the talk of the town ever since it was launched last year. It has become the king of the drag strip within a short span of time, but it wasn’t as good on circuits and tracks as it was on straight roads. Don’t get me wrong, it is a beast even there, but it needed something like the Model 3 Performance’s Track Mode to complete it. Fast forward to the present day, Tesla has done exactly that.
The Tesla Model S Plaid is now available with the Track Mode, an over-the-air update that has already started rolling out, to make cornering on this just as good as its straight-line sprints.
Drag Race: C8 Corvette vs Mustang Mach-E GT Performance
Edmunds has been staging some pretty cool drag races at Willow Springs off late. They recently pit the Mustang Mach-E Performance against the Tesla Model Y and the Shelby GT500. In yet another Gas vs Electric showdown, the Mach-E takes on a proper mid-engined supercar in the form of the C8 Chevy Corvette.
Can The BMW i4 M50 Defeat The Tesla Model 3 Performance In A Drag Race?
The ‘Carwow’ team kicked off 2022 with a drag race between two entry-level EVs from Tesla and BMW – the Model 3 and the i4. Both the cars were in their sportiest trims and were out to battle each other on the drag strip. The i4 M50 makes more power, but it is also significantly heavier. Which car do you think will get the win here?
The Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX Concept Breaks Cover With a 620-Mile Range!
Mercedes has been mighty active when it comes to electrification. Back in September 2021, the automaker revealed five new vehicles in one auto show – the EQE sedan, the EQB crossover, the EQG Concept, the Maybach EQS SUV, and the AMG EQS. That hasn’t stopped the automaker. Fast forward to the present day, the German automaker has unveiled the Vision EQXX Concept, a vehicle it teased back in July last year. The highlight of the car is the range – 620 miles or 1,000 kilometers. Does it have your attention now?
Tesla Model S Plaid – The Drag Race Compilation
The Tesla Model S Plaid came out in June this year, and it took the EV barely any time to assert its dominance on the drag strip. It came with figures like quarter-mile in less than 10 seconds, 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds, etc. This was enough for us to know that the car will be a favorite on the drag strip. Within a month, we spotted the car on the drag strip, taking on sports cars, supercars, and even remote control cars!
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that 2021 was Tesla Model S Plaid’s year. We witnessed tens of fun Model S Plaid drag races this year, so we decided to compile them all in a single article – in ascending order – for you to enjoy them. Feast your eyes, peeps!
The Rivian R1T Enjoys Snow More Than A Husky Does!
Ever since the Rivian R1T was launched, we’ve had our eyes on it. This year, the production version of the truck came out and deliveries began a few months back. We have seen it in action already, but we now have another video where it can be seen having fun in the snow. From the looks of it, the weather seems to be the least bit challenging for the R1T. Is this going to be your latest snowmobile?
Drag Race: Tesla Model Y vs Sheriff’s Explorer
Now the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Ford Explorer is no stranger to the drag strip. We previously saw it take on the likes of the mighty Nissan GT-R, a Shelby Mustang GT500,, and a quad bike. This time around, it goes up against a far more humble runabout in the form of your every day Tesla Model Y.
Entertaining Or Outright Lunacy? Tesla Model S Blown Up With Dynamite
These Spy Shots Prove That AMG Has Taken Another EQ Model Under Its Wings; This Time, The EQE!
Mercedes launched an assault at the 2021 IAA Mobility Show when it rolled out five EVs - the EQE family sedan, the EQB crossover, EQG Concept off-roader, and the Maybach EQS SUV. The fifth model was the AMG EQS, which was the first AMG model in the EQ lineup. Now, the automaker is following it up with the AMG EQE. The performance version of the EQE was spotted testing recently, proving that the company is taking the electric game to the next level.
This Jet-Powered Model S Is Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Or Heard Before
Have you ever seen a Tesla Model S powered by a jet engine? Well, this particular Model S P85 has not one, but three of them sitting at the back, and not only does it look outrageous, but as you can already imagine, it sounds phenomenal. The brilliant, as well as an insane idea, comes from Warped Perception, who decided to put this idea to the test, for his YouTube channel.
This Lexus Electric Supercar Will Carry Forward The LFA’s Legacy
Toyota recently announced an $18-billion investment towards electrification that showed the automaker’s commitment to the future. This even includes Lexus, which will be completely electrified by the end of this decade. A myriad of Toyota and Lexus concepts were also revealed – 16 to be precise – but there was one that caught our attention the most. This was the ‘Lexus Electrified Sport’, an electric supercar that could carry forward the legacy of the iconic LFA.
What Was The Audi RS3 Thinking Before Challenging The Tesla Model 3 To A Drag Race?
The Audi RS3 was recently updated and it is a fantastic proposition overall. Audi even gave it a little more torque this time around. But, it is still not in the leagues of EVs when it comes to straight-line races. The folks at Carwow pit the Audi RS3 against a Tesla Model 3 that was nothing more than a glorified squash. The Model 3 is in a league of its own, and in this race, it proved the same by obliterating the RS3.
2022 Porsche Taycan GTS Sport Turismo
The Porsche Taycan Sport Turismo is the more practical version of Porsche’s first, modern-day EV. More importantly, from 2022, both body styles get a GTS version. The Porsche Taycan GTS is already shaping up to be right in the middle of the Taycan lineup, in terms of price and performance, but it also brings a bit more excitement. Find out how, below.