- Sep 8, 2017
It's just something else , it's like a big block with nitrous. There is 0 leg in the car , it hits crazy hard at any speed . I've had 1 guy scream [ damn fu... we just got rear ended then he looks back and there is no car behind us LOL] . I gave rides to so many local car guys that weren't fun of EV cars at all . They came out shocked after the drive . So many older gearheads were interested in this car at the track, couldn't belive what I was running. I gave bunch of them a ride , put a big smile on their facesI think I just became a Tesla Plaid fan! LOL! Wow! None of those runs were anywhere near close. Wipeout! As expected. But to actually SEE the Plaid run is a big eye opener.
If all you want is a fake cam sound, you won't even have to pay for a ghost cam tune . Tesla can do it for free
it's more fun then most high hp rwd cars I've had before except the 720S [only car that can put the power down ] . My 600 -900rwhp manual Mustangs were useless on colder days , spin at 70mph if it was anything below 60F. No traction , rolling burnouts and limited usage got boring quickly. Not much fun when the car is useless on the street besides 70mph rolls , have to run drag tires and can be driven on warm sunny days only . they were garage queens just like most high hp rwd cars .So pick your poison .
For a weekend garage queen toy I'd definitely pick something else. If I have the urge to shift and listen to an engine / exhaust I take out my 69 Z/28 or 1 of the T/As once a while
When it comes to Plaid it's the best daily driver noting comes close . AWD , huge trunk , 5 seater , adaptive air suspension , 1020hp car that gets 350miles for $10, awesome tech inside , quiet and can rape 99% cars on the streets
how easy it is to run 9.2 in the 1/4 mile and eat a cheeseburger at the same time.
Whatever floats your boat but you have to look into it as bigger picture too . can't really compare an old muscle car to a Plaid , 2 completely different machines but which car would give you more overall fun ?It's fast and I see the value of EVs, but that danger is part of the fun. An old big block, manual muscle car with a big cam on bias plies is slow, loud, rough, stinks, and is sketchy on even a good day. But that's part of the fun.
I haven't tried the plaid, only the S and no doubt it's fast, but it's not fun. It's like a rollercoaster.
Whatever floats your boat but you have to look into it as bigger picture too . can't really compare an old muscle car to a Plaid , 2 completely different machines but which car would give you more overall fun ?
old muscle drag car that you take out 10 times a year around a block and couple local car shows or a Plaid that you can enjoy driving all year around , take your family anywhere , go to race tracks without needing of trailers and 1/2 day prepping the car. Run low 9s on the street and track even if its 40*F or 100*f outside .
Like I said before pick your poison