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In a recent review of the updated Tesla Model S Plaid, Motor Trend divulged that in stock form, the all-electric vehicle may not meet the required standards for competition in drag racing events sanctioned by the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA). The updated Model S Plaid was revealed last week during a landmark event put on by the California based automaker. During the presentation, CEO Elon Musk extolled the capabilities of the flagship model, claiming that it has broken the “two-second barrier,” referring to the car’s 0-60 mph time. Turns out, that may be too fast for drag racing without additional safety modifications. According to the 2020 NHRA rulebook, a roll cage is mandatory in cars running 10.99 seconds or quicker in the quarter-mile or any car exceeding 135 mph.

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