The Tesla Model S Plaid remains to be a worthy opponent of any gas-powered muscle automotive or supercar, with its tri-motor setup sending a whopping 1,020 horsepower to all 4 wheels.
That being said, it isn’t exactly lightweight, tipping the scales at around 4,745 kilos (2,152 kilograms), so to make it even faster on the drag strip, the easiest method could be to remove anything unnecessary while racing, which is what the fellows on the Boosted Boiz The YouTube channel did, even though it went as much as eleven.
First, they bought a wrecked Plaid for $60,000, almost half the value of a brand new vehicle, then by some means fixed it up by throwing parts into it and using a tow strap wrapped around a tree to straighten it out.
A run on the drag strip soon followed, and the black Model S Plaid managed to finish the quarter mile in 9.66 seconds, which is admirable for a production automotive. But as you’ll be able to imagine, a team of people that modified an excellent old Honda Civic to pump 1,800 hp to the rear wheels weren’t exactly completely satisfied with their EV’s first result, so it went straight to the garage, where its extreme revs were set in motion.
The doors are gone, all of the windows except the windscreen, the rear hatch, the roof, the carpets, the trunk, the unique seats and the central and rear pillars, leaving only the unique dashboard and steering wheel.
After the weight-loss program was accomplished, the electrical vehicle was placed on the scales again, and the result was a reasonably impressive 3,850 lbs (1,746 kg), while retaining the unique high-voltage charging infrastructure, so the batteries can still be recharged at a Tesla Supercharger.
A roll cage and racing seat were then added, preparing the so-called “Cyber Kart” for its first drag racing experience, which appeared in a later video, where the Boosted Boiz ran an 8.83 second quarter mile.
An identical experiment was done on the B is for Construct YouTube channel, where a damaged Model 3 Performance was dumped to attain higher speeds.
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