In November, 106 Model S and 35 Model X were newly registered in Germany – a kind of premiere, since Tesla hasn’t sent the two premium electric cars to Europe since an update was introduced in early 2021. According to observers, the Belgian port of Zeebrugge was also days before few The vessel, the Model S and Model X, has reached European end customers have been uploaded. The X Plaid even made it into the hands of Dutch testers – who promptly tried it out on the autobahn in neighboring Germany, which has no speed limit.
266.3 km / h in the Model X Plaid
Members of a Norwegian club got to see and drive an S Plaid prototype last week, and in Switzerland a YouTuber had the chance to get a closer look at the two electric cars in their Plaid version – but only while standing. The first delivery from Germany was reported on Friday, but without subsequent tests. Thus, the testers of the Dutch autovisie magazine are likely to be the first people in Europe outside of Tesla to have exhausted the Model X Plaid’s performance on the German autobahn.
There they found the Tesla with its gull-doors and drive emblazoned fast – “So fast!” until. Apart from the racetracks, the motorway network in the eastern neighbour’s is the only place where the 1020 horse power can be put to proper use, and the autovisie justifies the trip to Country not found for speed limit. As can be seen in the accompanying video, testing began on the A20 across the German border at Gildehaus.
When the sign of this descent appears in the video, the speedometer of the already photographed Tesla car shows 248 km / h. Seconds later, when he’s driving under him, the display shows 265, which turns red at 260. That was part of the test: What’s the Model X Plaid’s top speed? Then it went up to 270, and several times because the driver had to slow down because of other cars. According to one Report by autovisie Performance did drop significantly over time, but it was still enough to reach and maintain top speed.
Acceleration according to Tesla specifications
Tesla itself indicates the Model X Plaid’s top speed in Europe as previously for the Performance version at 262 km/h. According to Autovisie, the GPS speed was 266.3 km/h instead, which is more than the official figure, but less than the speedometer value.
In addition, Dutch car testers in Germany wanted to see how the heavy Plaid Tesla accelerates. The Model X needed 2.8 seconds to reach 100 km/h in the test, 0.2 seconds longer than that according to Tesla, which testers attributed to lower temperatures. They needed 7.5 seconds to reach 200 km / h. And this is less than the Ferrari 488 Pista, Porsche 911 Turbo S and McLaren 720S – “and this is in a six-seater minivan.” In the United States, where it has been shipping since last fall, A.J The fully powered Model X has hauled the Porsche 911 Turbo S into drag racing Actually beaten.
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