There are many things in the Tesla Model S Plaid in 2022 Put some in its arsenal Crazy accelerationFor starters, it includes three electric motors-one on the front axle and one on each rear wheel-with a total power of 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque. A set of 21-inch Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (front wheel 265/35 and rear wheel 295/30) complete the important work of transmitting a lot of power to the ground. Finally, the start control system of Model S Plaid prepares the power system for explosive and suffocating acceleration. Fortunately, activating the startup control is fairly easy. This is how it is done:
Click the “Control” icon on the infotainment screen (the icon is the Model S photo in the lower left corner). This will take you to a menu where you will select “Pedals and Steering” and then “Accelerate”.
Next, you need to select “Drag Strip Mode”, which is Teslaspeak for launch control. Then the system pre-processes the battery pack to make it reach the ideal working temperature. According to our observation, this may take 8 to 15 minutes, so you need to give yourself enough time to prepare before any straight showdown. A message will pop up stating “Peak performance is ready” to let you know that the preprocessing process is complete. You are almost there.
After the powertrain is pre-adjusted, you can go to the last step. First, you need to depress the brake pedal forcefully with your left foot, and then depress the accelerator pedal with your right foot. This operation starts the “cheetah attitude” and lowers the front end about 2 inches. This takes about 8 to 10 seconds. According to Tesla, lowering the front end can improve “traction and lift-resistant geometry during maximum acceleration.” Tesla also said that it adjusted the system to allow drivers to maintain this position for longer than before.
When the front end is lowered and the car is ready to start, the message “Enable Cheetah Stance” and “Ready to Start” will pop up on the dashboard. All you need to do is to remove your foot from the brakes and let the car do the rest. If you have enough courage to look away from the tow belt, you can briefly view the wild graphics playing on the dashboard during acceleration.
As we mentioned in the main story about the Plaid test, the running time of a quarter mile is less than 10 seconds. But the great thing about Tesla Model S Plaid in 2022 is that you can turn around and start again without going through a lengthy pre-processing process. This was not possible in previous Model S iterations, thanks to improved thermal management of the powertrain.
During our towing belt test, we ran five or six back-to-back runs and found no performance degradation. In fact, the brakes may need a cooling time before the power system cools down.In addition, at a three-digit rate Steering yoke If the steering mode is at the standard setting, you start to feel light and twitching. The sport mode feels more stable, and there is a comfort mode that is best for you to go home from drag racing.