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Tesla Model S Plaid Might Have Set A 1/4-Mile Record With Jay Leno

•, Michael Cantu

A source from Drive Tesla Canada might have delivered some of the biggest Tesla news of the year. We can't confirm the validity of these claims but they are impressive. 

According to the source who attended the event, a Tesla Model S Plaid set a quarter-mile time of 9.23 seconds with a trap speed of 152.16 mph. If those claims are accurate and official, then the Model S Plaid now holds the production car record for the fastest quarter-mile time. 

The quarter-mile run was done at the Autoclub Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California on May 11. 

What's interesting is that the time matches exactly what Tesla advertises on its website and just barely beats the Lucid Air prototype's time of 9.245 seconds done last year.