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2021 Tesla Model S - Finally A Noteworthy Refresh

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Tesla updated the Model S for the 2021 model year with significant upgrades for the first time in almost a decade

The Model S has been around for a decade now, but Tesla didn’t bother refreshing it much over the years. It was a hit and there was no competition; so it didn’t really have to. But, that’s not the case now and the company has finally stepped up accordingly. The 2021 Model S doesn’t come with a whole lot of changes on the outside, but there is a lot of new stuff inside. Tesla will also be coming up with the Plaid model later this year and Plaid+ next year. But, otherwise, does the 2021 model get any better?

 

Latest Tesla Model S news and reviews:

This Modified Tesla Model S Plaid Just Hit 216 MPH

This Modified Tesla Model S Plaid Just Hit 216 MPH

It’s not stock, but it’s still a Model S that can do more than 200 mph!

When Tesla unveiled the Model S Plaid in 2021 it promised it will go from 0 to 60 mph in under 2 seconds and will hit a top speed of over 200 mph. But many tests have revealed that the Model S Plaid can only hit 269 km/h (167.14 mph). Then, in early 2022, Tesla announced the Track Mode for the Model S Plaid that pushed the top speed to 175 mph. Which again is not 200 mph. We are not sure what exactly is preventing Tesla from actually offering this kind of performance figure, but the fact is that it doesn’t. However, it seems that the trick to go over 200 mph is to remove software limitations.

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This Tesla-powered 1972 Plymouth Satellite "Electrollite" Is A Homebuilt EV Muscle Car

This Tesla-powered 1972 Plymouth Satellite "Electrollite" Is A Homebuilt EV Muscle Car

Can electricity be a worthy substitute to a turbocharged V-8? This Tesla-powered Plymouth Satellite provides an answer with a tire-shredding prejudice

Tesla-swapping a classic American muscle car is still a highly divisive subject. However, a 1972 Satellite isn’t exactly as sought-after as its more performance-oriented, MOPAR sibling, the Roadrunner, so exceptions can be made. We know that the third-generation Satellite was powered by a variety of engines, from 225 to 400 cubic inches, and while we don’t know what engine was initially put in this one, it now has a Tesla P100D with all the cool features and none of the safety. That Racing Channel finds out if it’s still as fun to drive and pits it against a 700-horsepower, 1969 Dodge Dart.

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Top 10 EVs With The Longest Range In 2022

Top 10 EVs With The Longest Range In 2022

Here’s a list of the top 10 electric cars that offer the longest range in the U.S.

EVs have dawned upon us and have become competent mainstream alternatives to cars with internal combustion engines in the last few years. While their performance was never in doubt, available range has led to some pretty extreme anxiety. The range was one of the major reasons why most folks were skeptical about switching to green cars. But, things are quite different now. Technology is getting better every single day and automakers are able to improve the range of cars like never before. Gone are the days when achieving even 400 miles of range was a distant dream. Today, cars like Lucid Air offer more than 500 miles of range and Tesla more than 400 miles. Concept cars like the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQXX claim to offer over 600 miles of range. It won’t be too long before that becomes a reality, too. For now, here is a list of EVs that offer the best range in 2022.

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Tesla Model S - Twitter Edition??

Tesla Model S - Twitter Edition??

With Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, it begs the question if future Tesla’s will see a dedicated Tweet button on the Yoke

With Elon Musk’s $44 billion take over of Twitter, I wonder what’s in store next for the likes of Tesla. Is a limited-run Twitter Edition Tesla Model S a possibility? Well, digital artist musartwork has rendered a Model S clad in Twitter blue sitting low on white Rotiform rims. Will such a car have Twitter integrated into the Model S’ infotainment system or a dedicated Tweet button on the Yoke? I don’t know that, this is pure speculation. But never say never. This is Elon Musk we’re talking about here. The sky is pretty much the limit.

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Should Tesla Spin-Off 'PLAID' As Their Very Own High-Performance Sub-Brand?

Should Tesla Spin-Off ’PLAID’ As Their Very Own High-Performance Sub-Brand?

Mercedes has AMG, BMW has the M Division, Audi has RS and Cadillac has V. But what about Tesla?

Right from the onset, Tesla’s have always been pretty quick cars. The first-gen Roadster seems like a spec from the distant past, but it was nice to see Musk, drive up on stage in one, at the recently held ’Giga Rodeo’. Fast forward to today and the current crop of Tesla’s has turned things up to a eleven, especially when you consider cars like the Model S Plaid and the recently unveiled Model X Plaid.

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Donkmaster's 2,500-Horsepower Impala On 26-inch Wheels Takes Down The Model S Plaid

Donkmaster’s 2,500-Horsepower Impala On 26-inch Wheels Takes Down The Model S Plaid

Not only did the big-wheeled Donk get to the 1/4 mile first, but it also had the quicker ET

Dragtimes and Brooks Weisblat are back with yet another insane face-off. But this time, he’s not racing his own Model S Plaid. Instead, his buddies from the Texas Racing Channel, brought along their Plaid and it went up against a really souped-up Chevy Impala.

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EV vs Superbike Drag Race: Tesla Model S Plaid vs Suzuki Hayabusa vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

EV vs Superbike Drag Race: Tesla Model S Plaid vs Suzuki Hayabusa vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R

Watch a Tesla Model S Plaid take on a Suzuki Hayabusa and a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R in a series of drag and roll races

The good folks at Edmunds staged a race sometime last year and we pulled it out of their stash. The race sees a Tesla Model S Plaid take on two superbikes, one being the new 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa, and the other, a Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. Usually, you’d expect the four-wheeler to be an underdog in such situations. But, knowing the Plaid’s prowess, can it really be called the underdog here?

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Lucid Air And Tesla Model S Plaid Redefine Speed By Racing Against Gravity And A BMW E39 M5

Lucid Air And Tesla Model S Plaid Redefine Speed By Racing Against Gravity And A BMW E39 M5

The Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air prove high-performance EVs are faster than gravity

High-performance EVs are here and they are very fast. The Tesla Model S Plaid and, now, the Lucid Air are both capable of 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in the two-second range, and both pack over 1,000 horsepower. To get an idea of just how fast cars have become, both EVs will square off against the fastest sedan from 20 years go – the BMW M5 E39 – in a quarter-mile drag race with a twist, after which both EVs will race against…a person falling from an airplane.

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Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S Plaid - Here's All You Need To Know

Lucid Air vs Tesla Model S Plaid - Here’s All You Need To Know

Here’s how two of the world’s most powerful production cars compare to each other

The Lucid vs Tesla war is actually a lot deeper than one can imagine. Lucid is currently spearheaded by Peter Rawlinson, the man who is responsible for the Tesla Model S!. So, in its essence, the Lucid Air can be considered as the Model S’ spiritual successor. The Tesla Model S has made a name for itself as a premium electric sedan and didn’t face stiff competition from any other electric car until the Lucid Air came out. That says a lot, doesn’t it? The Air has countered the Model S on almost all fronts; range, performance, features and specs, etc. Looks are subjective, so we’ll let you decide which one looks better. And, as for the pricing, the Air starts cheaper than the Model S, but goes well over the Tesla’s pricing. Now, given how the Air is spec’d pitting it against the standard Model S doesn’t seem fair. But, how does it compare to the Tesla Model S Plaid? Well, that’s what we will find out in this guide!

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Three Seconds Of Glory In The Air Just Cost This Model S Owner $ 150 k

Three Seconds Of Glory In The Air Just Cost This Model S Owner $ 150 k

After what seemed like a routine Tesla Meet, someone decided to jump a brand new Tesla, 50 feet in the air, only to crash-land it

When was the last time you saw or even heard about an EV pulling off a jump? Most probably never. Until now that is. Alex Choi put out a video of a Tesla Model S getting some serious air, only to be wrecked, seconds later. This was obviously an impromptu stunt that the owner of this Model S decided to pull off after a routine Tesla meet organized by Choi somewhere in L.A.

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Humiliates Highly-Modified Cars On The Quarter-Mile

The Tesla Model S Plaid Humiliates Highly-Modified Cars On The Quarter-Mile

The Tesla Model S Plaid crashes a party; humiliates a 1,300-HP GT-R, a McLaren 720S, and a couple of Dodge Vipers

By now, it’s clear that the Tesla Model S Plaid is the ultimate troll among modern, high-performance vehicles. You’ve probably seen it go up against the likes of V-12 Lambos, Ferraris, as well as some heavily-modified stuff, only to wipe the floor with them (most of the time). This time, we have a video from the YouTube channel DragTimes, in which a Tesla Plaid crashes a party and ruins the day of a few very fast vehicles.

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Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Loses Gracefully To The Tesla Model S Plaid

Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R Loses Gracefully To The Tesla Model S Plaid

Watch in tears as a 650 hp Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R attempts to keep up with a Tesla Model S Plaid, but fails gracefully

Old versus new drag races are always interesting even when one of the contenders seems to be heavily outgunned. With that in mind, Hoonigan is giving us another “This vs Plaid” drag race, and this time, the challenger is a Japanese legend – the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R. Despite Godzilla being severely outmatched, the 12-year-old in me is still rooting for it. Here’s how it holds up to the Tesla Model S Plaid.

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This Vs Plaid: A 1,500-HP Chevrolet Silverado Attempts To Rain On The Tesla Model S Plaid's Parade

This Vs Plaid: A 1,500-HP Chevrolet Silverado Attempts To Rain On The Tesla Model S Plaid’s Parade

A barely street-legal Chevy Silverado takes on the mighty Tesla Model S Plaid; extreme gapping follows

Hoonigan’s “This vs Plaid” series continues to search for the Tesla Model S Plaid’s limits. This time, they pit the high-performance EV against a highly-modified Chevrolet Silverado that’s barely street-legal. The same Tesla already lost to a 1,700 horsepower Audi R8, but now, a 1,500 horsepower Chevy Silverado wants to have a go at it. Will LS power prevail?

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This Modified Yamaha Banshee Gives The Tesla Plaid Some Serious Stick

This Modified Yamaha Banshee Gives The Tesla Plaid Some Serious Stick

This heavily modded quad is one of the most dangerous vehicles to ever feature on the Hoonigan Channel

A Tesla Model S Plaid went up against a modified Yamaha Banshee, which according to the guys at Hoonigan, is the most dangerous vehicle to have ever been featured at this particular drag strip.

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The World's Top Three Quickest Production Sedans Get Together On The Drag Strip For A Meet-And-Greet

The World’s Top Three Quickest Production Sedans Get Together On The Drag Strip For A Meet-And-Greet

We’re talking about the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Lucid Air Performance, and the Tesla Model S Plaid

After pitting the Lucid Air against the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Porsche Taycan individually, Brooks from DragTimes finally got these most powerful production sedans together to the drag strip to see how they fare against each other. It won’t take a rocket scientist to figure out who will win this race, but this is the first time we’re seeing the three EVs get together. This right here, people, is the future!

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Is Looking For More Victims, And DDE's Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Wants To Be Next

The Tesla Model S Plaid Is Looking For More Victims, And DDE’s Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Wants To Be Next

The Tesla Model S Plaid is out on the prowl for V-12 Lambos, and DDE’s Aventador SVJ just popped up on the Plaid’s radar

Another day, another Hoonigan drag race. The Tesla Model S Plaid keeps giving our favorite, internal combustion engine performance cars a run for their money. This time, Damon from Daily Driven Exotics brought a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ to go up against the Tesla Model S Plaid. Can the flagship V-12 Lambo break the Plaid’s winning streak?

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Plaid vs Plaid: How Much More Faster Is The Model S Plaid Over The Plaid SUV?

Plaid vs Plaid: How Much More Faster Is The Model S Plaid Over The Plaid SUV?

A real world test of how two of the most extreme Teslas differ for outright speed

Now for this one, you don’t have to be a nerd to figure out that the Model S Plaid has an edge here. That is a fact. Not only is the sedan lighter than the Model X Plaid, but it is also far more aerodynamic. We need no CD values to confirm that. Just looking at the two vehicles is sufficient.

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A 1,700 Hp Twin-Turbo Audi R8 Attempts To Destroy a Tesla Model S Plaid

A 1,700 Hp Twin-Turbo Audi R8 Attempts To Destroy a Tesla Model S Plaid

The Tesla Model S Plaid is insanely quick, but a twin-turbo Audi R8 has something to say about that

In 2021, one thing became perfectly clear – the Tesla Model S Plaid is fast. That said, the challenges keep coming and Hoonigan has, once again, staged a drag race between the insanely quick EV and a highly-modified supercar. This time, it’s a 1,700-horsepower, twin-turbo Audi R8 and the results are interesting.

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The Most Powerful All-Electric Sedans Go To War At The Drag Strip: Tesla Plaid vs Lucid Air

The Most Powerful All-Electric Sedans Go To War At The Drag Strip: Tesla Plaid vs Lucid Air

Has the Plaid finally met its Nemesis? Read on to find out how things pan out in one of the most anticipated EV battles in a while

You’ve been waiting for this one, haven’t you? Brooks Weisblat was there to witness two of the hottest EV’s out there go head to head in a quarter-mile showdown. Well, here it is folks, Plaid vs Lucid AIR.

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Tesla Battle: The Difference Between A Fast Car And A Plaid

Tesla Battle: The Difference Between A Fast Car And A Plaid

A real-world demonstration of how much faster the Plaid is over its little brother

The Tesla Model S Plaid is not just one of the hottest EV’s out there, but one of the hottest cars fulls stop. It recently took on a Model 3 on the drag strip and you really get to see how much faster the flagship Tesla sedan is over the Model 3.

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Koenigsegg Is Now Making Aftermarket Tesla Carbon Fiber Parts

Koenigsegg Is Now Making Aftermarket Tesla Carbon Fiber Parts

And as expected, they’re not cheap

Unplugged Performance, a California-based tuner of Tesla vehicles, recently announced that it has formed a collaboration with Koenigsegg Advanced Manufacturing for the manufacturing of carbon fiber aero parts for Tesla vehicles.

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Watch The Suzuki Hayabusa Come Out All Guns Blazing On The Tesla Model S Plaid

Watch The Suzuki Hayabusa Come Out All Guns Blazing On The Tesla Model S Plaid

This tuned Suzuki Hayabusa made sure the Tesla Model S Plaid didn’t bully it on the drag strip

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’?

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Should Be Sued For Emotionally Scarring This Tuned Audi RS3!

The Tesla Model S Plaid Should Be Sued For Emotionally Scarring This Tuned Audi RS3!

The Audi RS3 is no slouch, but this Model S Plaid has made an absolute mockery of it

After wreaking havoc on sports cars and supercars in 2021, the Tesla Model S Plaid’s drag domination continues in 2022, starting with the Audi RS3. Sam uploaded a video of the Tesla Plaid taking on a tuned Audi RS3 on his YouTube channel ‘Sam CarLegion’. The result? Calling it a loss for the RS3 would be an understatement!

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Jet-Powered Tesla vs PLAID, Need We Say More

Jet-Powered Tesla vs PLAID, Need We Say More

The Jet Engines on this P85 are not just for show and really do give the Plaid a run for its money

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.

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Ultimate EV Showdown: Plaid vs Livewire

Ultimate EV Showdown: Plaid vs Livewire

Has the Plaid finally met its match in the form of the Harley Livewire? Let’s find out

In a first-of-its-kind EV race, the Tesla Model S Plaid took on the all-electric Harley Davidson Livewire. Now, this has never been staged before and I for one was definitely curious to see what happens. A glimpse into the future of the sport? Maybe there could be a separate EV class.

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Your Tesla Model S Plaid Will Now Have A Track Mode!

Your Tesla Model S Plaid Will Now Have A Track Mode!

Tesla has started rolling out the Track Mode on the Model S Plaid via an over-the-air update

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.

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Tesla Model S Plaid – The Drag Race Compilation

Tesla Model S Plaid – The Drag Race Compilation

The Tesla Model S Plaid has been here for just over six months, but it is already the undisputed king of the drag strip

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!

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Top EVs That Can Pose a Threat To Tesla Model S Plaid

Top EVs That Can Pose a Threat To Tesla Model S Plaid

These upcoming EVs may present a threat to the mighty Tesla Model S Plaid

The Tesla Model S Plaid is, arguably, the most talked about, high-performance EV in recent times. We have witnessed many drag races in which a Tesla Model S manages to beat some of the best, combustion-powered, high-performance vehicles on sale today. However, Tesla is no longer the only big player in the EV market and other manufacturers are also coming up with high-performance EVs. Here are the ones that are most likely to threaten the Model S Plaid’s domination.

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The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don't Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed

The Model S Plaid Once Again Proves That You Don’t Need A Zillion Dollar Hypercar To Do Breakneck Speed

In this latest showdown, Tesla’s family sedan takes on Porsche flagship 918 that is about 1000 lbs lighter

We really do live in some strange times. I mean who would have thought about a decade ago that a family sedan could give zillion-dollar hypercars a run for their money. Back then most people would associate an EV with milk floats or those buggies or golf carts you see at a fancy resort. The Tesla Model S Plaid is a far cry from those days and Tesla is responsible for initiating a paradigm shift in the auto industry.

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Tesla's Software V11.0 Update Brings New Light Show, Enhanced User Interface, And... A Megaphone?

Tesla’s Software V11.0 Update Brings New Light Show, Enhanced User Interface, And... A Megaphone?

Yes, Tesla’s latest update includes a Megaphone, because why the hell freaking not?

Tesla has recently unveiled its Software V11.0, which brings quite a number of comprehensive software updates for its so-called "S3XY" lineup.

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Best Cars Of 2021

Best Cars Of 2021

Our list is made up of some of the most significant models that stood out this year

With the pandemic still looming over our heads, 2021 was a pretty action-packed year for the auto industry. Sure, you had challenges, with automakers having to contend with issues like chip shortages, causing delays to consumers. But regardless, the show had to go on and we got some pretty cool cars making their debut, predominantly towards the latter half of 2021.

Let’s get one thing out of the way, 2021 really was also the year, when the market as a whole began to embrace EV’s and you could see several automakers both the legacy as well as EV startups bring several new models to market. Having said that, we did see some pretty cool ICE cars, also make their debut. Now there were several cars that made headlines this year, it was very difficult to pick out the best ones, but the cars on this list definitely stood out. Here’s our list of some of the most highly anticipated and important cars that were unveiled in 2021.

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Entertaining Or Outright Lunacy? Tesla Model S Blown Up With Dynamite

Entertaining Or Outright Lunacy? Tesla Model S Blown Up With Dynamite

This Finnish guy chose to blow up his 2013 Model S with explosives, here’s why

A Tesla Model S gets blown up by these guys from icy Suomi up in icy Finland. They using 30 kg (66.14 lbs) of dynamite and an Elon Musk dummy in the passenger seat. Here’s why they did it.

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Drag Race: Demonology vs Plaid; This One's Close

Drag Race: Demonology vs Plaid; This One’s Close

This Tesla Plaid wanted a slice of the Demonology, and that’s exactly what it got

This Model S Plaid takes on a highly tuned sub-nine-second Dodge Demon. Thankfully, both cars are modified. The showdown took place at Xtreme Raceway Park, down in Dallas, Texas.

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This Jet-Powered Model S Is Unlike Anything You've Seen Or Heard Before

This Jet-Powered Model S Is Unlike Anything You’ve Seen Or Heard Before

Unlike most EVs, this P85 with the additional thrust sounds like a fighter jet before take-off

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.

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Fastest Electric Cars in the World

Fastest Electric Cars in the World

Some of these electric cars come with ridiculous specs and seem too good to be true!

There is no dearth of electric cars in the market now. We aren’t just talking about the urban commuters, but also fast electric cars. There are many new automakers that start their electric car journey with fast cars or electric supercars. Companies like Estrema, Aspark, and even Tesla, for that matter, came up with fast electric sports cars or electric supercars. While some have faded into oblivion after showing us promising concepts, some have weathered the storm and are either into production or will enter production.

Here’s a list of the eight fastest electric cars in the world today that are in the production stage or about to enter production. Some of these fast cars are from mainstream automakers, some from established EVmakers, and some from new start-ups.

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Ken Block's Hoonicorn Vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is An Epic Drag Battle

Ken Block’s Hoonicorn Vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is An Epic Drag Battle

Hoonicorn picks a fight with a Tesla Model S Plaid to make a case for internal-combustion engines

Hoonigan’s YouTube channel returns with another “Hoonicorn versus the world” episode and this time it’s all on the line because the mighty Hoonicorn goes up against a Tesla Model S Plaid – the bane of many high-performance, combustion-powered vehicles. So far the Lia Block – Ken Block’s, 14-year old daughter - has been crushing it, losing only to a 2,000 horsepower Nissan GT-R. Will Tesla take another scalp or will the Hoonicorn finally put it in its place?

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Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package

Model S Plaid vs C8 Corvette with Z51 Package

Now if this was even a fair battle is debatable. However, there is a twist in the mix. Read on to find out what it is

Accler8, recently pitted a Tesla Model S Plaid against a C8 Corvette. Yes, yes, the Plaid has been mega at the drag strip ever since it went on sale earlier this year. So, with less than 500 horses in the C8 to 1000 in the Plaid, was this even fair? Well, there’s a twist to this one. Let’s see how this pans out.

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Finally Tastes Defeat At The Hands Of A 1,000-Horsepower McLaren 720S!

The Tesla Model S Plaid Finally Tastes Defeat At The Hands Of A 1,000-Horsepower McLaren 720S!

As it turns out, a McLaren 720S has what it takes to take down the Tesla Model S Plaid on a drag strip

Ever since the Tesla Model S Plaid arrived, it has taken the drag racing scene by storm. The mighty fast EV has downed big names like the Lamborghini Huracan EVO, the McLaren 765 LT, the Dodge Demon, the Nissan GT-R, and even the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, to name a few. Now, the McLaren 720S Spider took it upon itself to avenge the humiliation the Plaid has caused to those cars, and it has successfully done it. All hail the McLaren 720S Spider!

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Tesla Recalls 7,600 Model S And Model X Vehicles Due To Faulty Airbags

Tesla Recalls 7,600 Model S And Model X Vehicles Due To Faulty Airbags

And nope, this actually has nothing to do with the wide-scale Takata airbag recall

Tesla is announcing a recall via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the company is recalling 7,600 units of the Model S and Model X due to faulty airbags.

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Is Now Officially A Sub-Nine-Second Car!!

The Tesla Model S Plaid Is Now Officially A Sub-Nine-Second Car!!

A Model S Plaid owner recorded a quarter-mile time of 8.994 seconds, thus breaching the nine-second barrier!

The Tesla Model S Plaid has been kicking ass ever since it was launched. Its straight-line sprints have been nothing but impressive. The car comes with ridiculous performance specs, with one of them being a quarter-mile time of 9.23 seconds. Many drivers have attempted to break the record and some have successfully managed to do it, but none of them were able to slip under the nine-second mark… until now. A Plaid owner has clocked a time of 8.994 seconds to set a new record! How long do you think it will stay?

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Was Finally Beaten In A 1/4 Mile Run. But it's not what you think

The Tesla Model S Plaid Was Finally Beaten In A 1/4 Mile Run. But it’s not what you think

The ballistic EV has now met its match and this might just be the easiest way to take down the mighty Plaid

By now, you already know that the Tesla Model S Plaid is mega when it comes to taking on the ¼ mile. Ever since it went on sale earlier this year, this humble family sedan has been annihilating the competition for the sheer performance that it offers.

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Drag Race: The Tesla Model S Plaid's Closest Fuel-Powered Rival To Date Is The Hybrid Ferrari SF90 Stradale

Drag Race: The Tesla Model S Plaid’s Closest Fuel-Powered Rival To Date Is The Hybrid Ferrari SF90 Stradale

The Tesla Model S Plaid was probably sh*tting bricks when it saw the Ferrari SF90 Stradale as its drag strip legacy was in danger!

Brooks from ‘DragTimes’ has come up with yet another Tesla Model S Plaid race, but for once, its legacy is at stake. So far, the Plaid has remained pretty much unbeatable, except for losing to the Rimac Nevera. This time, it faces the Ferrari SF90 Stradale – a hybrid car that makes close to 1,000 horses and is significantly lighter than the Plaid, thus giving it a better power-to-weight ratio. Will the SF90 Stradale prove to be the Plaid’s nemesis as long as it lives?

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Watch A Tesla Model S Plaid Try Its Hardest to be a Submarine

Watch A Tesla Model S Plaid Try Its Hardest to be a Submarine

The Tesla Model S Plaid successfully ventured into a pool of water and came out looking unabated; although it might have long-term repercussions

It’s a well-known fact that EVs are better swimmers than internal combustion engines. But, how much better? Are they good at just wading, or can they actually “swim”? Well, Chet from ‘Chillin’ with Chet’ tested this out on his new Tesla Model S Plaid and proved that EVs can actually even be submerged! Of course, a lot of prep went into this ‘submarine test’, so don’t even think about trying this with your electric vehicle!

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This Modified Porsche 911 Turbo S Is The Latest Sacrificial Lamb In The Tesla Model S Plaid's Legacy

This Modified Porsche 911 Turbo S Is The Latest Sacrificial Lamb In The Tesla Model S Plaid’s Legacy

Can a Tesla Model S Plaid be nailed down by a modified Porsche 911 Turbo S?

The Tesla Model S Plaid has shamed so many beloved supercars and sports cars in the past on the drag strip. It is arguably one of the hottest factory cars when it comes to drag racing. And, it only seems to be the start. The Plaid has been spied repeatedly with an Aero Package that will only improve its track and straight-line performances. While we wait for that to come, the standard Plaid has been continuing its dominance, this time taking down a 700-horsepower Porsche 911 Turbo S Other than the Rimac Nevera, is there any other worthy opponent for the Plaid right now?

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This Tesla Model S Plaid Prototype Takes Aerodynamics to the Next Level

This Tesla Model S Plaid Prototype Takes Aerodynamics to the Next Level

The Model S Plaid with the Aero Package was spied at the Nürburgring and on public roads with that active rear wing in action

The Tesla Model S Plaid was spotted testing at the Nürburgring recently with an aero package equipped. Now, three prototypes have been spotted by our spy photographers on the ‘Ring as well as on the public roads. The highlight, of course, is the aero package and that active rear spoiler, but we also spotted it riding on different tires on the public roads and the track. With the way the testing is going, we think the package will be released soon.

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Can the Tesla Plaid Beat the Heat?

Can the Tesla Plaid Beat the Heat?

The mighty Plaid takes on an old-school big tire ’80 Chevy Camaro cop car in a 1/4 mile showdown

It’s not every day that you get to run alongside and race a cop car. But with the “Take it to the Track” event currently underway at the Orlando Speedway World, you can. And this time around, it’s not just any cop car. In this showdown, Andrew from the Tesla Plaid Channel takes on a fire-breathing 1980 big tire Camaro Police car.

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Is This Latest Model S Prototype A ‘Track Pack' For The Plaid Or Is It The Plaid+?

Is This Latest Model S Prototype A ‘Track Pack’ For The Plaid Or Is It The Plaid+?

A Model S Plaid prototype was spotted testing around the Nürburgring and it could either be a Track Pack or the Plaid+ that never happened!

When Tesla decided to up the ante with the Model S, it had two versions in the pipeline – the Plaid and the Plaid+. However, in June 2020, Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the Plaid+ is canceled since the “Plaid is just so good”. Seeing the Plaid, I’m quite sure no one really needs more power and performance; well, not right away, though. But, a lot of us were wondering what it would’ve been like.

If you belong to that set, then here’s some news for you. It looks like the Model S Plaid+ isn’t dead because it was recently spotted testing at the Nürburgring; or is it just a Track Pack? Whatever it is, it is exciting.

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This Lamborghini Huracan EVO's Self-Confidence Was Shattered When It Faced The Tesla Model S Plaid

This Lamborghini Huracan EVO’s Self-Confidence Was Shattered When It Faced The Tesla Model S Plaid

The Tesla Model S Plaid was way too hot for the Lamborghini Huracan EVO

Brooks from DragTimes brought two of his prized possessions from his collection to the drag strip. One of them is the Tesla Model S Plaid and the other, a Lamborghini Huracan EVO. The Huracan EVO is no slouch by any means, but it was no match for the Model S Plaid. All the Lamborghini models will be electrified by 2024, so until, then, the Lamborghini models might face humiliation this way against the likes of fast EVs.

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Even The Mighty Porsche Taycan Turbo S Doesn't Stand A Chance Against The Tesla Model S Plaid

Even The Mighty Porsche Taycan Turbo S Doesn’t Stand A Chance Against The Tesla Model S Plaid

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S, the Tesla Model S Plaid’s chief rival, also couldn’t beat it on the drag strip

No matter how many times we see the Tesla Model S Plaid crush its competitors, we still can’t have enough of it. While most of its rivals lose within the first couple of seconds of a drag race, there are some which show grit and determination. One of them is the Porsche Taycan Turbo S – the best EV model that Porsche has to offer. But, I’m afraid, even that isn’t much of a competition.

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The Mercedes S-Class Takes The Tesla Model S For Granted And Regrets Almost Immediately

The Mercedes S-Class Takes The Tesla Model S For Granted And Regrets Almost Immediately

Even in the non-Plaid form, the Tesla Model S is an absolute beast on the drag strip

The Tesla Model S Plaid has been in the news ever since it came to life. It is undoubtedly the king of drag strips and has proven its might enough number of times in the past. Whether it’s the McLaren 765 LT, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, the Nissan GT-R, the Dodge Demon, or heck, even a 1,200-horsepower Mustang GT500; the Plaid has obliterated all of them.

But, in the midst of all this, we’ve forgotten what a beast the standard Tesla Model S is. But, the folks at Carwow have reminded us of the EV’s prowess on the drag strip by pitting it against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500.

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Can a 1000-Horsepower McLaren 720S Take Down the Mighty Tesla Model S Plaid?

Can a 1000-Horsepower McLaren 720S Take Down the Mighty Tesla Model S Plaid?

A highly tuned Mclaren goes up against the Tesla Model S Plaid. Which one will come out on top? Lets find out.

In the latest Hoonigan showdown of THIS vs THAT it’s yet another gas vs electric face-off, where a tuned McLaren 720 S that produces 1000 horsepower, takes on the mighty Tesla Model S Plaid, which is the fastest production car ever.

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Watch A Kawasaki ZX14 Drag Bike Try to Humble the Tesla Model S Plaid

Watch A Kawasaki ZX14 Drag Bike Try to Humble the Tesla Model S Plaid

Can this highly tuned Drag Bike take down the Plaid?

A Tesla Model S Plaid was recently challenged to a surprise duel from a Kawasaki ZX 14 at the Orlando Speedway World, “Take it to the Track” event currently underway every Thursday until October 14th. It is sponsored by local law enforcement in a bid to discourage street racing.

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Can The McLaren 765 LT Score An Upset Victory Over The Tesla Model S Plaid On The Drag Strip?

Can The McLaren 765 LT Score An Upset Victory Over The Tesla Model S Plaid On The Drag Strip?

You know the Model S Plaid is seriously fast when the McLaren 765 LT plays the underground in a face-off

Brooks from DragTimes brought two of his best vehicles on the drag strip for a face-off. The contenders are a Tesla Model S Plaid and a McLaren 765 LT. The Plaid is invincible, but the McLaren is no slouch. The 765 LT was the quickest production car to a quarter-mile before the Plaid arrived, taking just 9.3 seconds at 150+ mph. So, this will be an interesting match-up. From the looks of it, the Plaid might claim the bragging rights, but could the McLaren score some upset victories?

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Tesla Model S Plaid Top Speed Officially Uncovered

Tesla Model S Plaid Top Speed Officially Uncovered

The Tesla Model S Plaid managed to touch 269 kph, or 167.14 mph, on the Nürburgring, and this is the best we’ve seen to date

The Model S Plaid set a new record for the fastest production EV at the Nürburgring, snatching the record from Porsche. Elon Musk confirmed this on Twitter, but Tesla also uploaded a video of the run from Model S Plaid’s onboard camera. It seems like a pretty neat view of the action, but there’s something else that caught our attention – the top speed.

The driver managed to touch 269 kph, or 167.14 mph, in this run, which is the best the car has done to date.

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It's Official: Tesla Model S Plaid Has Broken The Porsche Taycan's Nürburgring Record!!

It’s Official: Tesla Model S Plaid Has Broken The Porsche Taycan’s Nürburgring Record!!

The Model S Plaid broke Taycan’s record by 12 seconds to snatch its crown

The Tesla Model S Plaid has been spied at the Nürburgring numerous times in the past and the only logical explanation was it attempting to break the record for the fastest production EV. Now, the cat’s out of the bag. Elon Musk tweeted to confirm that the Model S Plaid has officially set a new record, dethroning the Porsche Taycan and beating its record by a margin of 12 seconds!

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This Drag Race Shows That Your Best Bet Is A Tesla Model S Plaid If You Have A Cop Car On Your Ass!

This Drag Race Shows That Your Best Bet Is A Tesla Model S Plaid If You Have A Cop Car On Your Ass!

Not that you should try to outrun a cop car, but the Model S Plaid will leave it in the dust

Erik Strait from “DÆrik” uploaded a drag racing video on his YouTube channel. It includes the king of the drag strip, the Tesla Model S Plaid, going up against a Colorado State patrol car. We know which car wins, but it’s still fun to see the Plaid obliterate other cars on the drag strip.

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Tesla Model S Plaid vs. Suzuki Hayabusa vs. Kawasaki ZX-14R

Tesla Model S Plaid vs. Suzuki Hayabusa vs. Kawasaki ZX-14R

Can the Mighty Busa and ZX-14R take down Plaid? Read on to find out.

The Tesla Model S Plaid launched a few months ago. Ever since then, it has pretty much-dominated Drag strips across the country with its sub-10-second quarter-mile times. Barring a showdown against the Rimac Nevera, the Plaid has taken down some of the most potent and powerful purpose-built drag machines.

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Check Out This Strange Tesla Model S Plaid on the Nürburgring

Check Out This Strange Tesla Model S Plaid on the Nürburgring

The Model S Plaid was spotted at the Nürburgring yet again, this time doing some super-hot laps

It’s not even been a month since we spotted the Model S Plaid at the Nürburgring. Now, the car has been spotted again running laps. YouTube channel CarSpyMedia has uploaded a video of the Model S Plaid running hot laps at the ‘Ring. You can even see it overtake the BMW i4 and the Mercedes-AMG EQS. It looks like Porsche Taycan’s record could be broken soon.

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This Tuned 1,200-Horsepower Ford Mustang GT500 Is Out To Draw Blood Against The Invincible Tesla Model S Plaid

This Tuned 1,200-Horsepower Ford Mustang GT500 Is Out To Draw Blood Against The Invincible Tesla Model S Plaid

The Model S Plaid has been a bully on the drag strip, but it may have finally met its match in this 1,200-horsepower Mustang

After obliterating the likes of the GT-R, the Taycan Turbo S, and most recently, the Dodge Demon, the Tesla Model S Plaid faced its next challenger (or should we say, its next ‘victim’?) in the form of a tuned Ford Mustang GT500. The Mustang puts out 1,200 horses; almost 200 ponies more than its electric rival. Just like the Tesla, this Mustang is also a sub-10-second car. Will the Plaid finally succumb to an internal combustion-engined car in straight-line races?

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