Jay Leno’s world record in a Tesla Model S plaid has been broken

Over the summer, Jay Leno set a world record in a Tesla Model S Plaid. In June, Leno broke the world record for accelerating a quarter mile when he drove it on the drag track at Pomona Raceway in California for his show “Jay Leno’s Garage”. The record he set for a quarter mile ET was 9.247 to 152.09 miles per hour. This record is now broken.

Twitter user Tom Tharp said his friends George and Christine did the first 8-second quarter mile in their Tesla Plaid Model S. The speed was 125.10 miles per hour. And yes, there is a video.

George shared the video on his Facebook page as well as on Instagram. On Instagram, George noted that he and his wife, Christine, had been eager to try the experiment for the past few months, but due to their busy schedules it was not possible.

“Elon! Do we still have your attention? The previous P100D finished on the podium on Hot Rod Magazine

Although Leno’s record was broken, you can still watch the full video of him breaking the record in a Tesla Model S Plaid and spending time with Trevor Noah – it was at 10 p.m. EST on tonight. CNBC.

I had the opportunity to take a test ride in a Tesla Model S Plaid at the Tesla Plaid event in June. I rode with Eli Burton from The Adventures of Starman and Dan Markham from What’s inside? I’ll admit my mouth is a bit small and blurted out a word or two in the video below, but it was a rush – one I’d love to relive again. In his video of our walk, Dan did some pretty cool vocal effects with our vocals towards the start. You can read more about it and watch the video here.

Elon Musk said the Model S Plaid’s maximum acceleration is over 1.2Gs, which is 20% faster than the drop.

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