Tesla Model S Plaid Drag Race Vs Suzuki Hayabusa, Kawasaki ZX-14R

We have watched and shared all kinds of Tesla drag races. Nevertheless, now that the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid has arrived, it has been dominating the drag strip. The brand new, range-topping Mannequin S has raced an extended checklist of hardcore rivals, from outdated muscle vehicles with mods and nitrous to legendary supercars. There are solely so many attention-grabbing rivals to pit towards the quickest manufacturing automotive ever constructed.

Edmunds has a Mannequin S Plaid that it has been testing not too long ago. It says the automotive can sort out a zero-to-60-mph dash in simply 2.3 seconds. Whereas that is not the 1.99-second spec Tesla reveals on its web site, it is nonetheless the quickest automotive cash should purchase, in addition to the quickest automotive Edmunds has ever examined.

The publication put collectively a particular Mannequin S Plaid drag race towards a couple of surprising rivals, a 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa and 2021 Kawasaki ZX-14R. Edmunds connected with Chris Moore, who tunes and races lightning-fast superbikes. If there’s anybody with bikes that can provide the Mannequin S Plaid a run for its cash in varied acceleration exams, Moore is the man. Edmunds says this was really the primary time it had bikes on its check monitor. Because the publication places it:

“The quickest inventory four-wheeled automobile takes on the quickest inventory two-wheeled autos.”

In truth, Edmunds hasn’t been capable of finding a worthy rival to the Mannequin S’ 1,020 horsepower and 9.2-second quarter-mile time. Take note, in Edmunds’ testing, the Plaid tackled the quarter mile in 9.4 seconds. Nonetheless, the publication says if you wish to outrun the Plaid, you may have to search out one thing faster than these superbikes. The Tesla can defeat any present inventory automobile, even when it has two wheels. The video timestamps and subjects are as follows.

Intro 00:00
Race 1: 2:32
Roll-On Race 1: 5:36
Race 2: 7:50
Roll-On Race 2: 9:53
Conclusion 12:44

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