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Watch Tesla's Model S Plaid hit 60 mph in about 2 seconds

Plaid might not be as boring as you thought.

Tesla’s new Model S Plaid has got some eye-popping specs, and rather than rattle them off for you, it’s better to just watch this very real video of Telsa’s new sedan absolutely exploding out of the gate.

A video of a Model S on a test track.@Erdayastronaut

While Tesla says the Model S Plaid’s actual acceleration peaks at 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds, this video from @Erdayastronaut definitely clocks the sedan closer to two seconds, which...

Is still very fast

Either way, that kind of high-powered acceleration is not only fun to watch, but also places it among the top performers when it comes to production cars, let alone a four-door sedan.

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9.23 seconds

That's how fast the Model S can drive a quarter of a mile.

Another video from Tesla’s Model S Plaid demonstration this past week.

Behind the Model S Plaid’s flashy acceleration specs are a bunch of new technological updates, including a new three-motor system and a new battery pack capable of providing 760 kW of power.

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Do you need to go from 0-60 mph in two seconds or less? In most cases, probably not, but from a marketing standpoint, it doesn’t hurt to have an EV that can not only hang with gas-guzzling counterparts but pretty much blow them out of the water.

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