Does the Tesla Model S pass the speed test?

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Does the Tesla Model S pass the speed test?

The new Tesla is the world’s quickest car, claims Elon Musk

Denis Droppa

Tesla has launched what it claims to be the world’s quickest accelerating production car.

On January 28, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the electric Tesla Plaid+ Model S was the first production car ever to achieve 0-60mph (96km/h) in less than two seconds.

The high-performance Plaid+ version of the newly updated Model S is powered by a 760kW “Tri-Motor” powertrain, which has two motors at the rear axle and one at the front, and is capable of torque vectoring. This gives the four-door family sedan the ability to silently whisk to 96km/h in just 1.99 seconds, quicker than any fire-spitting petrol supercar...

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