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Watch Tesla's 1100-hp Model S Plaid trounce the Corvette C7 ZR1's Laguna Seca lap time

Tesla's just announced a 1100-hp, $140K "Plaid" powertrain to crown its Model S lineup. When Elon Musk broke the news in yesterday's Battery Day announcement, he touted a 0–60-mph time of under 2.0 seconds for the Model S Plaid and a quarter-mile time under 9 seconds. Even better? Musk is promising a range of 520+ miles for this tri-motor, all-wheel-drive beast. (Those keeping tabs on the EV world will realize that these power, performance, and range stats are just a hair better than those of the  $169K Lucid Air Dream Edition—1080 hp, 0–60 in 2.5 seconds, and 517 miles of range. Because of course they are.)


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How many laps will that expensive golf cart make before it has to be hauled to a charging station? Maybe you could put a trailer hitch on it to  haul a generator for your trip home.

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