A Tesla Model S Plaid has just smashed the hot lap record at the Sebring Raceway in Highlands County, Florida.
Blake Fuller, a professional EV driver, undertook the lap and managed to break the previous record by almost five seconds, which is insane.
We all know that the Model S Plaid is extremely quick with a 0-62 mph time of 1.99 seconds, has 1,020 horsepower and has a maximum speed of 200 mph. It is also able to do a quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds. The version that was driven by Fuller had the stock powertrain with the addition of Carbon Ceramic front brakes and Unplugged Performance wheels. The interior has also mostly been removed for weight reduction and replaced with a roll cage.
Not only did the Model S Plaid smash its own record, it also took the top spot for the fastest fully electric vehicle to race on the track. The old record was 2:24.906, whereas, the Model S Plaid achieved a time of 2:19.999.
The record for the fast lap ever at Sebring is currently held by a Toyota TS050 Hybrid which was driven by Kamui Kobayashi in 2019, where they achieved an incredible time of just 1:41.800.