Everyone knows Tesla makes fast cars, but apparently Jay Leno has just set the land speed world record for the fastest 1/4 mile run in a production car.
Piloting the all-electric Model S Plaid, Leno launched from the start line at the Auto Club Famosa strip ready to set a new land-speed record.
They’ve gone to plaid 😱
Tesla showed off its newest model S Plaid at an event in California where Jay Leno was able to drive the new whip, and even tries to break a quarter-mile land speed record for production cars. #Tesla pic.twitter.com/Rrt4ESBvWb
— Jay Leno’s Garage (@LenosGarage) June 14, 2021
Accompanied by Tesla designer Franz von Holzhausen (who’s also keeping time), Leno completes the 1/4 mile in just 9.247 seconds — a world record for production cars. For context, a Bugatti Chiron Sport can do the same sprint in 9.4 seconds.
Tesla just keeps proving EVs aren’t just better for the planet, they’re better cars too. You should get one.