Tesla Model S Plaid passes the Moose test with flying colours

The 2023 Tesla Model S Plaid has passed the km77.com Moose Test with flying colours.

Km77.com completed the test with a top-of-the-line Model S Plaid with a yoke and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.

The car successfully passed the test at 51 miles per hour, which is one of the best results ever. In fact, only the Model 3 and Model Y beat out the Model S Plaid in the test, with passing grades at 52 mph.

The exact numbers were:

  • initial part: 51 mph (82 km/h)
  • middle part: 44 mph (70 km/h)
  • final part: 29 mph (46 km/h)

We should note these are aggressive numbers, especially in the back half. The Model S’s regenerative braking has helped, especially compared to the Porsche Taycan GTS numbers from earlier this year.

  • initial part: 48 mph (78 km/h)
  • middle part: 43 mph (69 km/h)
  • final part: 32 mph (51 km/h)

The biggest difference between the two is the final part, where most vehicles fail the test. That extra 5 km/h drop certainly helps the Model S get a clean run.

The top five times are now this for the Moose Test (with ties):

  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 LR AWD – 52 mph (83 km/h)
  • 2021 Tesla Model Y LR AWD – 52 mph (83 km/h)
  • 2021 Hyundai Ioniq 5 (RWD, 72.6 kWh) – 51 mph (82 km/h)
  • 2023 Tesla Model S Plaid – 51 mph (82 km/h)
  • 2018 BMW i3s – 49 mph (79 km/h)
  • 2021 MINI Countryman SE (PHEV) – 49 mph (79 km/h)

You can check out the full video down below from the km77.com YouTube channel.

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