Tesla Model S Plaid broke records on many occasions. Despite being a production vehicle the vehicle with three motors and 1,000 horsepower seems to be a completely different beast as it was against two of the world’s quickest Sedans. When Porsche Taycan came into the market, it was considered one of the quickest cars in the world-beating the Tesla Model S P100D. It proved to be a car that veteran cars shouldn’t be ignored. Alongside, Lucid Air is a comparatively newer model and known to have the capability of completing the quarter-mile 10.21 seconds at 143.37 mph.
It was proven in a recently posted video from Brooks Weisblat of the DragTimes YouTube channel that the Lucid Air Dream edition seems like a league of its own. After featuring the Lucid Air in three videos so far, the veteran drag racer opted to race the newcomer against both the Tesla Model S Plaid and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. A triple-threat race is always interesting, but when it involves three of the world’s quickest sedans, then things turned out to be unexpected.
Furthermore, the three vehicles are pretty different on paper. It is known that Lucid Air Performance Dream Edition is listed with two electric motors that make 1,111 horsepower and a weight of 5,236 pounds. It also costs a hefty $170,000. Meanwhile, Taycan Turbo S is a Porsche through and through, with its two electric motors that make 750 horsepower, 2-speed transmission, and its weight of 5,300 pounds. It’s also the most expensive of the three at $218,000 for the specific trim featured in the video.
Competing on track
Compared to its two competitors, the Tesla Model S Plaid appears to be a completely different beast. Because it features three electric motors that make 1,020 horsepower and it weighs 4,833 pounds, making it the lightest of the three. This is quite an interesting race as the vehicle is a full-sized family sedan. Also, it is the most affordable at just around $130,000 before options. Additionally, the Plaid had the lowest state of charge during the race with its 82% battery. While, the Lucid Air had 86% of its battery left, and the Taycan Turbo S had 90%.
As the three vehicles engaged each other in three separate races: two standing drag races and one rolling race. Then in each bout, the Tesla Model S Plaid completely dominated its competition. It’s pretty amazing to see in DragTimes‘ video. But the Plaid almost made the Lucid Air look moderately quick, and the Taycan Turbo S look like it was standing still. Finally, based on these results, it would seem like the only vehicle that could soundly beat the Model S Plaid today, for now, is the Rimac Nevera. It is to be noted that it’s an all-electric hypercar worth millions of dollars. Among fellow performance sedans in its price range, it seems that the Tesla Model S Plaid is near-unbeatable.