A young Tesla Racing Channel driver proves yet again that records are not for ever; especially in the Racing World. Removal of “FRUNK” weight helps a Tesla Model S P100D owner to breaking the recently set ‘quickest 1/4 Mile-Record as he manages to run a [email protected] mph; which is pretty quick indeed.
The new, low 10-second run beats the back-to-back ‘world records’ we just observed during the past week, achieved by the owners of two separate Model S P100D vehicles. The record set by a Model S P100D driver riding a modified lightweight-wheel car lasted for a brief period as a stock, one-month older same Model S P100D car driver managed to achieve blistering 1/4 mile speed with 10.638 seconds time and trap speed of 124.65 mph.
Watch the attached YouTube video and see for yourself whether what did the new Record Holder did to his Tesla Model S P100D vehicle that helped him run an amazing [email protected] mph.
Recall your memories to a previous Tweet by Elon Musk wherein, the Tesla CEO had suggested himself that to gain improved performance, the following two things would help:
- Removal of the factory floor-mats
- Removal of “frunk” of a vehicle i.e. the ‘front trunk liner’
Removing ‘frunk’ of a Model S P100D lightweight-wheel car should have helped the crew achieve their goal; to reduced the vehicle’s weight, quite evidently.
In addition to removal of the frunk liner, the crew made some further amendments to the vehicle’s interior, such as gutting all of its trims, removing entire front panels etc. The YouTube host though did not mention the exact amount of weight thus saved but apparently; removal of “FRUNK” weight did have significant impact, for sure.
So what we learn here is that removing ‘extra dead weight’ for purpose is ‘not a bad ploy’ anyway. Now let’s see how long this New Speed World Record lasts!
Via : TechStunt