Tesla Model X Plaid runs record 9.75s quarter-mile (and 2.3s 0-60)

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Credit: DragTimes /YouTube

Last week we saw a Tesla Model X Plaid lay down a seriously fast quarter-mile time of 9.83 seconds, setting a new unofficial record for the electric SUV.

That time was set on a public road, indicating there was the potential for an even faster time on a race track with a prepared surface.

One week later and exactly that has happened, with a new record being set by DragTimes’ Brook Weisblat at Palm Beach International Raceway.

In the first pass, the Model X Plaid set a time of 9.75s at 144.88 mph, beating the previous time by 0.08 seconds. That might not sound like much but in racing that is a big difference.

The SUV was also seriously quick off the line, reaching 60mph in 2.3 seconds, matching the time set last month, which is 0.2 seconds faster than advertised.

Unfortunately the timing system at the track malfunctioned on the second and third passes, leaving the first as the fastest timed run of the day.

Brooks feels there is more in the car however, especially when the battery is warmed up after a few passes, so don’t be surprised to see another visit to the track soon.

You can check out the full video below.

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