A hacked Tesla Model S Plaid has reached a new high of 216 mph

A hacked Tesla Model S Plaid has reached a new high of 216 mph ...

The Tesla Model S Plaid has an official top speed of 175 miles per hour (281km/h). However, what if it could go faster?

Guillaume Andre was asked such a question as he began his journey behind the wheel of a white Tesla Model S Plaid at the Trois-Rivieres airport in Quebec, Canada.

Stepping on the accelerator pedal to reach a new high

He then put his foot on the accelerator pedal until the Tesla reached a top speed of 216 miles per hour (348 km/h), breaking the record for the most publicly reported speed for this model.

Andre isn't just a regular guy; he's the CEO of Ingenext, a Quebec-based business that sells vehicle parts, kits, and components that unlock software-locked capabilities.

He was therefore extremely skilled at hacking the car in order to remove its speed limitations. And it appears that the car would be much faster without these features.

The incident happened last Thursday and was covered by Electrek. The team shut down theTrois-Rivieres airport for their experiment. The location had a 3 km (1.8-mile) long runway that was ideal for the test.

Was the car altered other than to decrease its speed limitations? Yes, but only a little. The Model S Plaid from Ingenext consisted of a stock production vehicle equipped with bigger brakes from Mountainpass Performance and higher performance tires (Michelin Pilot Super Sport).

These adjustments were mostly made for safety reasons, since reaching such high speeds might cause a regular automobile to burn up its tires and also be unable to stop.

Model S Plaid is cruising at 216 MPH (http://twitter.com/50FUGcmaFM)

How far did the CEO have to go to get to his new high speed? Andrew had to travel about 1.2 miles (2 km) to reach a new high speed of 216 miles per hour (348 km/h). However, breaking was another story as the executive took the entire length of the runway to complete the stoppage, even with the bigger breaks installed.

A jet coming off the runway

The sound of the car accelerating can be compared to a jet crashing off the runway in the video produced by Electrek. In addition, the color of the speedometer switches from white to red as the vehicle's speed continues to increase.

This is a clear indicator of danger.

This raises the question: is it really safe to use such speeds on a family sedan? Ingenext intends to release its module soon to the general public, with the capacity unlocked and other features, but it may be safer to stick to the regular version, especially if you do not have larger breaks and better performance wheels to install.

Nevertheless, the experiment is a fun way to determine the vehicle's true capabilities.

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