Tesla smashes production car speed records

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.

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.