World’s First Tesla Model S Plaid Hub Dyno Pull

February 1st, 2022

Does the Tesla Model S Plaid truly generate 1020HP? The quickest – and most accurate – way to answer that question is with a pull on the dynamometer. This test will be handled by a Canadian firm called Uptown Autosport. The dyno in question is an all-wheel drive Mainline Pro Hub dyno with a capacity of 2200HP.

The Tesla Mode S Plaid has been around for approximately one-year. It has been seen whipping tail at dragstrips, airstrips and on the street. With all-wheel drive and instantaneous application of torque, the Plaid is especially proficient at dig racing. It also features a “dragstrip mode” with launch control and data capture technology.

A series of three electric motors (two in front and one in the rear) propel the Tesla quietly down the track. At a curb weight on 4,766-pounds, the Plaid is considered a heavy vehicle. The excess weight can be partly attributed to the lithium-ion batteries which cover virtually the entire floor pan of the car. At a full charge, and with a single occupant, the Tesla Model S Plaid can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a mind numbing 1.98-seconds. A stock Plaid can clear the standing quarter-mile in 9.25-seconds at 152.6 mph. That’s several seconds quicker than any muscle car you ever fell in love with during high school.

So, let’s see what this docile looking sedan can do on the hub dyno. Will it live up to the hype or fizzle out like a dud?

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