Tesla News: Tesla Model S Fastest Lap at Laguna Seca4 min read

Tesla lapped famous Laguna Seca in 1:36.555 during advanced R&D testing of their Model S Plaid powertrain and chassis prototype — a second faster than the record for a four-door sedan.

Tesla lapped Laguna Seca 1:36.555 advanced R&D testing Model S Plaid powertrain
Tesla Model S Plaid lapping Laguna Seca in 1:36.555

Tesla lapped the Laguna Seca in 1:36.555 during advanced R&D testing. 

Tesla Model S Plaid: Laps Laguna Seca in record time

The electric car manufacturer Tesla took its oncoming Plaid mode to Laguna Seca. Catch the video below to see how quick the car did; great speed!

Laguna Seca Information

(Wikipedia described Laguna Seca Raceway as a paved road racing track, that is located in central California. Laguna Seca is used for both auto racing and motorcycle racing. Laguna Seca was built as far-back as 1957.)

(How long is Laguna Seca’ track?)

The racetrack of Laguna Seca is 2.238 miles (3.602 km) long, and it has a 180 feet elevation change.
Address of Laguna Seca’ paved road racing track is 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908, United States

  • Laguna Seca was opened on 9 November 1957
  • Laguna Seca has 11 Turns.
  • Laguna Seca’ Construction cost‎: is ‎$1.5 million USD
Laguna Seca = you can drive personal car or Bike here
Laguna Seca Birdseye view

Can you drive on Laguna Seca?

The easiest way for you to drive your personal vehicle around on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is for you to join any of the numerous clubs that hire the track for use throughout the year. There are car clubs, and motorcycle club alsl. After joining a club, getting on Laguna Seca track is just a calendar schedule away.

Registered Bike and Car Clubs make reservations for Laguna Seca’ track based on calendar availability. If you ever need to contact someone for renting Laguna Seca, the contact information is quoted below; from Laguna Seca’ website.

“Please call (831) 242-8250 and ask for our track rental coordinator”.

Laguna Seca Reviews

User reviews from Laguna Seca’ Google Review Page shows that majority of users and guests are happy with the company’s $1.5 million USD investment.

They have a 123 of 456 rating. That’s a treasurable assest in a world of scarce golden star reviews. (positive reviews are assets in disguise for brands companies online).

Review from few random people are captured from Laguna’ Google review Page.

“Very friendly staff and parking can be a bit of a walk”

“Food is a little pricey for the quality so might want to bring a lunch.”

“Awesome people, great facilities and absolutely incredible cars.”


Tesla R&D

Tesla’ research and development is key to it’s innovations and growth. It can be attributed to Tesla’ authority in the electric car industry.

Tesla performs various kinds of tests to maintain its authority and influence.
Just a while ago, in October 2018 Tesla Inc setup its first overseas R&D innovation center in Beijing. The center is made with focus on areas such as software and hardware development, localization, China and Asia-Pacific data analysis, intelligent connected vehicles and charging technology.

According to Xinhuanet, Tesla has tapped into China’s growing mainstream electric car market. The electric car company Tesla has also established its charging network covering most cities in the China’s developed regions, such as the Yangtze River Delta in east China, and the Pearl River Delta in the south.

Tesla Model S Plaid Mode

Some years ago, Tesla launched Ludicrous Speed, (which is an upgrade to Tesla’ Model S sedan), Tesla promised that “Maximum Plaid” would be the next thing to come.

Fast forward to now, the promised upgrade to Tesla Model S Ludicrous mode is on the way. Now Plaid is getting tested on Laguna Seca track.

Tesla’ plaid mode is faster than Tesla’ Ludicrous mode, because Plaid mode runs on 3 motors! It’s been a long way before arriving at a three-motor version of a Tesla vehicle. When Model S was newly released back in 2012, it had just a single motor, and it powers only the rear wheels.

Dual all-wheel drive version with a motor for each axle arrived in 2014. Now Tesla Model S is currently not anymorr available in single motor configuration. The double motor version is the only configuration available for the Model S.

I have a detailed description of Tesla Model S powertrain…

Now, Tesla is upping the ante with a third motor. RoandandTrack did a very good job with more information on the three-motor Tesla Plaid mode.

Tesla News: Public reactions to Tesla Lapping Laguna Eva in 1:36:555

News are everywhere around us this days. And today I bring you Tesla News, curated from people’s reaction to Tesla Model S lapping Laguna Seca in record time.