There isn’t a more exciting car brand than Tesla; and their new designs are pushing the limits of what everyone thinks of electric cars. In Tesla’s most recent tests of their luxury sedan, Tesla Model S, the company seems to be attempting to break speed records for four-door sports cars.
Tesla has been attempting to create a more powerful powertrain for their vehicles for many years. Notably some of their vehicles can be outfitted with a powertrain capable of “Ludicrous” mode, which is significantly faster than other electric powertrains.
Now there has been another increase in the performance packages of Teslas, with the new “Plaid” powertrain which utilizes three electric motors instead of the two seen on previous models. This new design specifically on the Model S, has been started to garner attention for its tests which seem to show it’s capable of beating previous speed records for vehicles.
The Model S has already unofficially beaten the records for fastest four-door sedans on the Laguna Seca track; but has been attempting to beat the Porshe Taycan record for fastest electric four-door sedan.
The new Plaid powertrain will be made available on the Model S, Model X, and Roadster, according to Tesla. These new design upgrades will guarantee to increase interest in these vehicles, especially with the powertrain making news for breaking many speed records.
While Tesla continues to create faster and more innovative cars, many in the industry have taken notice of Tesla’s success and begun to focus further on designing high-performance electric vehicles. These electric vehicles will hopefully make a significant positive impact on the environment as well as cheapen the cost of maintenance for car-owners.
It is unclear if Tesla’s Model S has officially beaten Porsche’s speed records but there are many rumors that Tesla may make an official attempt at the record this month. Tesla’s increase in speed and technology of their vehicles is sure to lead to fascinating competition in the automotive industry in the coming years and will hopefully lead to an incredibly exciting future for automobiles.