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Engineering Explained: No, Tesla (Model S Plaid And Plaid+) Can’t Hit 60 MPH In Under 2 Seconds

B. O’Hare
B. O’Hare

And he has the data to prove it…

Popular YouTuber and mechanical engineer Jason Fenske believes the upcoming Tesla Model S Plaid and Plaid+ will not be capable of 0-60 mph in under 2 seconds, despite Tesla’s claims. Why? Well because Tesla uses a “rollout” to achieve the sub 2-second 0-60 mph time.

What is a “rollout”? Basically it’s when you travel forward one foot before the stopwatch for the 0-60 time commences. Fenske calculates at this stage the Model S will already be traveling at 6 mph, so in reality the sub 2-second time is for 6-60 mph, not 0-60 mph.

Interestingly, Tesla does not use this method of recording 0-60 times for their cheaper models. This is likely to make the more expensive variants look as fast as possible, even if the times themselves are ambiguous to say the least.

Be sure to check out the above video for all the details, and feel free to let us know your thoughts in the replies section below.

Source: Engineering Explained





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