Tesla Model S Plaid reaches a top speed of 216 mph
The speed run took place at Trois-Rivieres airport in Quebec, Canada.
The Tesla Model S Plaid is the brand’s flagship electric sedan offering. Tesla had initially promised a top speed of 200 mph for the Model S Plaid, however, at the time of delivery, the electric sedan had a software-limited top speed of 163 mph (262 km/h). Earlier this year, Tesla introduced a ‘Track Mode’ on the Model S Plaid, which increased its top speed to 175 mph (282 km/h).
Now, a Quebec-based tuner – Ingenext, has managed to get around the software limitations on the Model S Plaid to completely unlock its top speed. According to media reports, Ingenext CEO, Guillaume Andre got behind the wheel of the unlocked Tesla Model S Plaid and managed to reach a top speed of 216 mph (347.6 km/h) for the first time. The speed run took place at Trois-Rivieres airport in Quebec, Canada.
Reports suggest that the only modifications made on the Tesla Model S Plaid, apart from bypassing the software restrictions were the addition of bigger brakes from Mountainpass Performance and higher performance tyres (Michelin Pilot Super Sport) – mainly for safety purposes.
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