tesla roadster 0 to 60 plaid mode video

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Watch this guy lose it during Tesla Roadster 0-to-60 test drive

'They've gone to Plaid!'


Phillip Tracy


Published Nov 17, 2017   Updated May 22, 2021, 10:47 am CDT

Tesla surprised us by unveiling the new second-generation Roadster last night, which the company claims will be the fastest production car ever released when it hits the roads in 2020.

After the show, the electric automaker let a few lucky customers test ride the car in “Plaid” mode—a faster version of the “Ludicrous” mode on the Model S and a very Muskian reference to Spaceballs.

Now, thanks to one daring driver who filmed his test ride, we have an idea of what it’s like to accelerate at breakneck speeds never before achieved by a road-ready car.

Check out this video of the Roadster going 0 to 60 in under 2 seconds. Pay close attention, because it all happens in the blink of an eye.

The folks at Electrek, an online publication that covers electric vehicles, also posted a high-speed test ride in the new Roadster, but shot with a 360-degree camera.

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*First Published: Nov 17, 2017, 12:19 pm CST