Tesla Model S Plaid reaches 348 km/h for the first time

Tesla Model S Plaid reaches 348 km/h for the first time


The Canadian company Ingenext has managed to open the speed limit in the Tesla Model S Plaid program and reach 348 km / h with the sedan – the first time the model reaches the mark. The test took place last Thursday (30), at Trois-Rivières airport, in Québec (Canada).

Ingenext is known in its home country for developing electronic modules that help unlock restricted features in Tesla cars. At the meeting, it was CEO Guillaume André who sat behind the wheel of the modified Plaid in search of a high speed record.

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Before that, the company insisted on following the track that provided the best safety standards. In this sense, the Trois-Rivières track was chosen for its length of about 3 kilometers, which makes it suitable for reaching high speeds without worries.

André had about 2 kilometers to reach 348 km/h with the Tesla Model S Plaid and more than 1.8 kilometers to slow it down — even with high-performance brakes. Still, his attempt was successful, as shown in a video captured by the American website Electrek.

In addition to software changes, the Model S Plaid of Ingenext brought two modifications: carbon brakes from Mountainpass Performance and high performance tires (Pilot Super Sport), provided by Michelin for safety reasons. In the future, Ingenext plans to release its module to the public with unlocked capabilities and other features.

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Why the speed limit on the Tesla Model S Plaid?

As for Plaid, there is no official explanation as to what caused the automaker to slow down. It is known, however, that there is a fear about the brakes – so much so that now Elon Musk’s company is giving an update to carbon ceramic set for US$ 20 thousand (about R$ 107 thousand).

When announcing it, Tesla had promised a top speed of 322 km/h for the Model S Plaid. The car arrived at dealers last year with 262 km / h and, later, the brand increased the limit to 282 km / h from “Track Mode” (track mode).

Via: electrek

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