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Tesla Model S Plaid delivers on originally promised 200 mph top speed with new brakes

Tesla Mannequin S Plaid is lastly delivering on unique guarantees to attain a 200 mph prime pace with its new ceramic brakes.

When Tesla first introduced the Mannequin S Plaid, its new top-performance flagship electrical car, the automaker promised a prime pace of 200 mph (322 km/h). Nevertheless, when it was first delivered final 12 months, the car “solely” featured a prime pace of 163 mph (262 km/h).

Final 12 months, Tesla launched a brand new “Observe Mode” for the Mannequin S Plaid that pushed the highest pace to 175 mph (282 km/h).

It appeared that the brakes had been the limiting issue. Tesla didn’t wish to unlock larger prime speeds with out the electrical supercar having larger brakes that be capable of sluggish it down after reaching this new prime pace.

Tesla began to supply to improve the brakes with a carbon ceramic package for $20,000 final 12 months, however the automaker has but to put in the brand new brakes on Mannequin S Plaid.

Final summer time, we reported on a Tesla Mannequin S Plaid breaking a 200 mph prime pace for the primary time after being hacked by the proprietor to take away Tesla’s pace limiter.

It truly achieved a prime pace of 216 mph (348 km/h) and it appeared prefer it may have gone quicker, however they had been operating out of tarmac and braking house – regardless of having upgraded the brakes themselves with third-party brakes.

Now Tesla is probably going about to put in its personal brake improve as Sebastian Vittel, a racecar driver that has usually collaborated with Tesla, launched a video in partnership with Tesla Belgium the place he was loaned a Mannequin S Plaid with the ceramic brake improve to do a check lap at Circuit de Bresse:

Vittel commented on his expertise with the automobile:

And let me inform you man, it is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ANIMAL examine to the inventory automobile!!

He confirmed that the car didn’t have a pace limiter, and he achieved 350 km/h (217 mph) on a number of events – breaking the earlier file.

The motive force says that he managed to beat the lap file for a road authorized automobile on the race monitor with the upgraded Mannequin S Plaid:

Second, I had the prospect to convey the automobile for one full day on CIRCUIT de BRESSE in France for an actual situation check. It’s a technical small monitor, which is often nice for small vehicles like Caterham, Ariel Atom or different Lotus vehicles and a TRUE NIGHTMARE for heavy vehicles and the brakes!!! Properly, after a few laps, i simply did the monitor file for a street-legal automobile on non-semi slick tires right here. Tire Unique Michelin PS4S on unique dimension 265/35/21 entrance 295/30/21 rear and unique TESLA WHEELS the laptime (on this video): 1min33.610 is completely insane for this type of huge automobile who is completely not tailored for this monitor!!

Vittel indicated that extra movies of the Mannequin S Plaid’s new efficiency with the upgraded brakes.

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