Chris Harris on... Tesla Model S 'Plaid': 0-60 in under 2 seconds | Top Gear

Chris Harris joins Top Gear Magazine Editor Jack Rix to discuss the new Tesla Model S 'Plaid' - a revision of the Model S with 1100bhp, a 0-60 time under two seconds, and a steering wheel suspiciously devoid of its roundness. So, what do you think of the 'Plaid'? Let us know in the comments.
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  • The guy from engineering explained has already pissed over the sub 2secs to 60 claim with real world figures. These figures are for the Plaid and Plaid+ models with a foot of rollout declared which is hidden quite deep in the small print of a sub screen on the tesla site. The car is doing 5.9mph after a foot so in reality this is a 6-60 figure. True 0-60 will be over 2 secs. Still impressive but it just shows how unbelievably arrogant musk is to let these figures go out publicly knowing full well they would be under immediate scrutiny. See the explanation here:

    sarcastixx74sarcastixx743 timmar sedan
  • Great video

    TechTubeHD ReviewsTechTubeHD ReviewsDag sedan
  • The Tesla cannot do 0-60 in under 2 seconds... it’s a marketing fad and you shouldn’t believe it.

    Fraser WilsonFraser WilsonDag sedan
  • They did just barely, touch on how electric cars are nowhere near petrol when it comes to “the network” but I want to emphasize that it’s more bout showing off than the real experience that gas cars give... just like how quick the dual clutch shift times become out of date... petrol cars are becoming a lost art. I feel like we should have gone with hydrogen to be honest. @topgear

    Destroyer of EvilDestroyer of EvilDag sedan
  • Watching two car guys go against all their instincts and try to down talk a car that does 0-60 in under 2 seconds is just so sad

    B-zadB-zadDag sedan
  • Well, their point about acceleration is spot on, and I'm an acceleration, but not speed (which is boring) freak. The car does a 0-60 which must be verging on what is possible with a car with 'normal' tyres.. So, the next speed development must be lower to the road, with a smaller windscreen. Anyone that's driven a fast original style mini knows it's the fastest car they've ever driven, even though you know it's not! Pocket rockets are where it's at!

    Peter JonesPeter Jones2 dagar sedan
  • When I seen Chris Harris you know its gonna good. True automotive journalist in my own opinion. I cant wait to see his review of the new Audi RS E Tron! I think people should take into account that a all electric vehicle is the best option when you see just how much less driving we are doing because of Covid-19. It makes sense to me. I love my gas powered cars don"t get me wrong. I am actually gonna convert my 99 528i with the inline 6 and take that inline 6 and use it as the stand for a table in my sim racing room like how they did on Top Gear UK. R.I.P. Sabine Schmitz.

    slow ride716slow ride7162 dagar sedan
  • Soon tesla Will have one forward pedal and one reverse pedal like forklifts

    Jonka OlofssonJonka Olofsson2 dagar sedan
  • Fun fakt it can't really drive 0 to 60 in under 2 sek

    Jesus CondomJesus Condom2 dagar sedan
  • The under 2.0 seconds 0-60 is a lie. That is drag strip 0-60, where vehicles get a 1 foot rollout. So true 0-60 will be over 2.0 seconds. Second Lucid Air has a model with over 500 miles of range. FYI it’s their first car and it’s better than Tesla.

    Jackyl SmithJackyl Smith2 dagar sedan
    • Lucid’s not on sale yet.

      Summer TymeSummer TymeDag sedan
  • They make no sense at times. Having over 1000hp in a family sedan that is totally quiet and very luxurious to drive.. that feels like a normal car most of the time but has 1k hp to tap into when needed? That has always been the fantasy of a car enthusiast. These guys are just trying to sell what the never-ev guys want to hear. I was going to buy the new vette but man for 50k more I can get so much more from a plaid while getting more speed than the vette.

    Bimmer ApprenticeBimmer Apprentice2 dagar sedan
  • This guy gave the answer you need about Tesla Models S Plaid 0-60 in less than 2 sec.: LOL Tesla marketing

    RccDB CarsRccDB Cars2 dagar sedan
  • EV and Yesla hater lool

    mhlanga mlungisimhlanga mlungisi3 dagar sedan
  • When first cars were made people were like... yeah, but with a horse you can ...this...and that.... it doesnt have....ability.....this ...that.... Now we have electric cars... Think a bit....

    Dejan BurnikDejan Burnik3 dagar sedan
  • Noway It does NOT do 0-60 under 2 seconds! Just Read the fine print

    Cesar AbrahamCesar Abraham3 dagar sedan
  • Funny it's not mentioned that the 0-60 is from after acceleration has started and not a real 0-60

    Chance GeorgeChance George3 dagar sedan
  • It will be like gtr that smashed super cars in the past.

    ottis ouottis ou3 dagar sedan
  • Misleading advertising from Tesla, it's not under 2s 0-60 at all, the small print has a disclaimer - "excludes the first foot of rollout", so it's actually about 5-60 not 0-60, which makes a significant difference! (putting it closer to 2.5s)

    MartinArscott1MartinArscott14 dagar sedan
  • Just with a racing tire you can reach 1.3 of friction coefficient, needed to allow the car accelerating 1.3g to get from 0 ti 60mph in less than 2 seconds... Normal tires can just garantee you a friction of 1 that allow you to accelerate from 0 ti 27.8m/s in 2.8s.... More or less

    Alex CasAlex Cas4 dagar sedan

    kunal pahujakunal pahuja6 dagar sedan
  • Chris Harris is the man

    Nathan McAuleyNathan McAuley6 dagar sedan
  • obviously someone in Tesla must be a Mel Brooks fan and has seen Spaceballs many times Ridiculous Speed, Ludicrous Speed, Plaid Speed :-D

    my Selfmy Self6 dagar sedan
  • just a little w 123 with tessla underneath would be totally fine with me

    breakshot74breakshot746 dagar sedan
  • It'd be interesting to see whether a Tesla could hold its own in say a rally race.........

    BCBC7 dagar sedan
  • I think I really would rather take a train.

    Daniel StuartDaniel Stuart9 dagar sedan
  • Chris the criticizing A guy who makes rockets and the fastest accelerating car in the world - what does he do?

    Anthony BlomfieldAnthony Blomfield9 dagar sedan
  • Dont talk about electric cars if you dont know what you are talking about. Just say All heil to Elon Musk. Whatever he makes, I take. Removable batteries isent even a thing in mobile phones any more. and when they were people still didnt carry around a second battery. and by the time it went bad they wanted a new phone anyway.

    Daniel FilippusDaniel Filippus10 dagar sedan
  • These guys try to write off Tesla EVs as acceleration machines only. Not so, drive one. The handling is superb. Every time I drive my model 3 performance is a joy.

    Paul HubenigPaul Hubenig11 dagar sedan
  • For the end bit: this is where renting EVs come into play. If you own your personal EV, you're stuck with the latest tech from that moment and time. However, if you (and businesses, for that matter) rent their EV cars and EV fleet vehicles, the automakers will take your EV, replace its battery tech, and refurbish those batteries for other uses such as thermal management for buildings.

    Gabriel EumGabriel Eum11 dagar sedan
  • lmfaoooooooooo this is awesomeee

    Zeus .EdwardsZeus .Edwards12 dagar sedan
  • Blurred out the witcher III ?

    Mietek TrąbkaMietek Trąbka12 dagar sedan
  • EVs r a nightmare without the charging net. Tesla ahead so far

    meenoo meenoomeenoo meenoo12 dagar sedan
  • At the end, they exactly describe the business model of Israeli startup REE Automotive. Their is a skateboard power pack with interchangable corners, featuring the entire steering, drive train and suspension system in one part that can be swapped in under an hour... Then slap any body on top of that you like.

    MrGonzonatorMrGonzonator12 dagar sedan
  • Call me a motorhead but my Golf GTI excites me more than a 2 second Tesla

    Jake SullivanJake Sullivan12 dagar sedan
  • Have to say I quiet like Chris Harris onnTG, but the way he presents the information and informal chat on these videos put him on another level. Well done Chris!

    Kevin HoweKevin Howe13 dagar sedan
  • Me: let's see today I'm going to visit gran Tesla: nope. we're going to the mall

    LTAC turn1LTAC turn113 dagar sedan
  • The biggest issue for ev cars will be charging at home most UK homes have only 100amp supply. To charge one ev will take most UK homes close to this limit with everything else in the home. So what do we do when people have 2/3 cars at one address?

    David WestDavid West13 dagar sedan
  • Chris is LEGENDARY

    Levi SalviniLevi Salvini13 dagar sedan
  • Long live petrol engines.

    BebopBebop14 dagar sedan
  • The whole 0-60 thing has become an absolute bore. Completely meaningless.

    marwood1969marwood196914 dagar sedan
  • 3:20 ➡️ ⤵️ B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候 1619460032

    Maria LestariMaria Lestari15 dagar sedan
  • Elon is creating an ecosystem with tesla, an experience. A bit like when Apple did it with iPhone. That's why they barely advertise. It's word of mouth that is selling their cars. And the fact that they are a great product.

    Andy SmithAndy Smith15 dagar sedan
  • Its just me , or Jack Rix looks like Sebastian Vettel ..

    Gilberto FranciscoGilberto Francisco15 dagar sedan
  • TSLA worth almost 10x the entire valuation of Ford, GM and Fiat Chrysler put together. If you could buy Tesla (the company) at their current earnings, it would take about 1000 years to make a profit. And yet...

    broncokoncobroncokonco15 dagar sedan
  • Electric car underneath and have it look like a 500E omg Chris, best idea ever

    KevinKickMusicKevinKickMusic16 dagar sedan
  • I would say all the car makers have caught up with tesla now. Mercedes will have an 800 mile ev. Tesla's have a lot of build problems and hasn't updated the cars for a decade plus

    zagan1zagan116 dagar sedan
  • Tesla is also ahead to mount the body completely crooked, amazing!

    blondizblondiz16 dagar sedan
  • Dam, no wonder I don’t watch top gear, this man’s taste is... bad

    RaikanyRaikany16 dagar sedan
  • 500 miles 40 hours to charge.... Pathetic

    Justice WarriorJustice Warrior16 dagar sedan
    • @Ye It's not about the car you idiot It's all about the charging stations!!!

      Justice WarriorJustice Warrior15 dagar sedan
    • 40 hours? what car charges that slowly?

      YeYe15 dagar sedan
  • And after 2 years your battery is fully dead and no one is gonna buy a second hand electric car!!

    Justice WarriorJustice Warrior16 dagar sedan
  • Thank God I am 58. I have a Lotus Exige and M2 Real cars you can steer and oversteer yourself!

    nearlyretirednearlyretired16 dagar sedan
  • Yes, I did 420 km at max without stopping because someone has to wee or I became hungry

    Giulio ToffanoGiulio Toffano16 dagar sedan
  • Electric.... 🤢🤮🤢🤮🤢🤮

    GT SIM RACERGT SIM RACER16 dagar sedan
  • I like the idea of just ordering an E30 m3 body for my electric car chassis.. it’s just all those parts which make the body into a car which becomes the problem. Oh and money, unfortunately.

    SouthneySouthney16 dagar sedan
  • NIO has the interchangeable batteries.🤷🏻‍♂️

    Augusto BaraleAugusto Barale17 dagar sedan
  • Lost it at the cheeky 'ish' at the end

    Alex BloodAlex Blood17 dagar sedan
  • What a sad future we have for driving.

    Phillip NoetzelPhillip Noetzel17 dagar sedan
  • Cant even watch this as he has zero skills or understanding of modern technology,bring back the famous three!

    Bren HolBren Hol18 dagar sedan

    Jonny HotrodJonny Hotrod18 dagar sedan
    • 'Their' course...🥳🥳

      VW GTIVW GTI18 dagar sedan
    • They're brain is in their phone nowadays. No brain... 🤳🤳🤳

      VW GTIVW GTI18 dagar sedan
  • This is exactly why the British Empire has been in decline since the early 1900's. No imagination, just a bunch of put-downs with nothing better to offer. You think Landrover, Jag, Aston-Martin are going to pull out of their current tailspin? Ford tried, BMW tried and now India (Tata) is throwing in the towel as well. You Brexited to nowhere and no one else in the world cares. We look in on your Queen occasionally, cluck our tongues about how truly homely The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Yorkshire Pudding are, and are glad the best looking royal couple lives here with us in California, where all the Teslas are!

    Dieter ZerressenDieter Zerressen18 dagar sedan
  • You said it best. Teslas are meant to usher in the end of all cars.

    antonthewallantonthewall18 dagar sedan
  • I want to hear his thoughts on Hydrogen fuel cell cars

    zeczamzeczam18 dagar sedan
  • "ish" ....LOL

    Hemi DaveHemi Dave19 dagar sedan
  • Chris Harris has such an amazing talent for talking. He's informed, critical, witty and such a genuine nice guy. Also a true petrol head. He could talk about churning butter and I'd listen to it.

    Sven van WesterlooSven van Westerloo19 dagar sedan
  • We still remember when the redhead guys lied about the Tesla vs Taycan drag race.

    TanzanianRootsTanzanianRoots19 dagar sedan
  • D R N are selected from left side of the touch screen, is not 5he car deciding for you....🤦🏼‍♀️

    David Mas LopezDavid Mas Lopez19 dagar sedan
  • The bald guy is such a hater!

    arman Ghalegolabarman Ghalegolab19 dagar sedan
  • The car will decide how fast 0-60 you should thanks

    Dynamic SolutionDynamic Solution19 dagar sedan
  • Hahahah. Double battery in 2 years?

    Nicholas ThonNicholas Thon20 dagar sedan
  • Tesla is accelerating too fast...? Before Tesla you got a hard on over fast cars but now that Tesla is killing the ICE and competition your are shitting on them...?? Double standards...

    Michael GodsvigMichael Godsvig20 dagar sedan
  • Gas a powered car days are numbered. So sad

    Toyota4LifeToyota4Life20 dagar sedan
  • That is a business idea, he should patent that s*** right away

    Maxwell BenzMaxwell Benz20 dagar sedan
  • Dodge (Stellantis)! Did you see that Porsche all electric wagon? You want a transitional Dodge vehicle, how about an all electric all wheel drive Magnum? If Ford can transition the Mustang nameplate, then Dodge can do a better job and go hi performance electric w the Magnum

    James HaasJames Haas20 dagar sedan
  • *I NO LONGER LIKE* the sound of a V8 - I used to LOVE it - I just for rid of an old CL55* last month - but they sound like history to me now. Dirty, antisocial, polluting, oily, high maintenance, expensive to keep running, and they can be destroyed by an entry-level Tesla. *none runner, wiring loom problems, ECU problems, not run for 3 years...

    Piccalilli PitPiccalilli Pit20 dagar sedan
  • The dumbest interview u can watch on SEcrone 😂

    Marwan MageedMarwan Mageed20 dagar sedan
  • we agree on everything!

    Conrad HenningerConrad Henninger20 dagar sedan
  • New EQS - > 700 miles

    kennyangelkennyangel21 dag sedan
  • Bollocks. I get a kick out of the traffic light grand prix every time in my Model 3 Performance. Does not get old.

    michaelfink64michaelfink6421 dag sedan
  • Musk only has two settings, Hype and Off.

    colin5577colin557721 dag sedan
  • A 500E with electric underpinnings! Bit of a waste of the V8 but you get the point. Apart from drag coefficient and range thirst there’s no better idea than having the car you like and electrifying the rest. I’d go for the Citroën DS23 as a starter ...

    M3 PhotoM3 Photo21 dag sedan
  • “Plaid...” of course Elon would come up with a stupid ass name like that and take away half the steering wheel 😂

    👨🏻‍💻👨🏻‍💻21 dag sedan
    • It’s a Spaceballs reference

      Stephen SchwartzStephen Schwartz20 dagar sedan
  • who is chris harris?

    Rayn Mee VahRayn Mee Vah21 dag sedan
  • Porsche 5 door station wagon... well shit, finally an electric car I am genuinely interested.. to bad I'll never ever be able to afford something like that... so guess I've got the trusty ol' V8 wagon for some years to come.

    ImmortalInflamesImmortalInflames21 dag sedan
  • You both do not have your finger in the pulse of the modern car industry. Be careful as we move forward I’d hate for you to become irrelevant.

    Tesla TrekkerTesla Trekker22 dagar sedan
  • yeah because you only by a veyron to do the acceleration once too? idiots

    Ted CameronTed Cameron22 dagar sedan
  • I drove my 2020 Tesla model 3 cross country for a total of 5000 miles round trip. The average time spent super charging was 30 minutes. That was with 322 mile range. With 520 mile range there would be less stops with longer charging times. I think the sweet spot would be 400 mile range. But thats what I would be happy with.

    Dominic LicavoliDominic Licavoli22 dagar sedan
  • Any used electric car that is on sale in 2021 will depreciate much less than any ICE model going forward. Battery degradation is now minimal across the board, and software is either being upgraded over the air or at the dealership to keep the vehicle current. Residual values of leased ICE models will decline so much in the next 2-4 years that lease payments will have to triple which will accelerate the sales decline of ICE vehicles. Cathy Woods of Ark invest estimates that by 2026, 40% of new car sales will be BEV.

    Wade YorkeWade Yorke22 dagar sedan
  • Valid comments on many fronts but complaining about the "value" of a car and what it's residual in a few years is absurd in my opinion. ICE vehicles literally drop 30% if not more as soon as you drive it off the lot and then peak it's depreciation a mere 4-5yrs later. So how is that any different than saying "the laptop I bought last year is now not as good as this new one"? Isn't this the business model that all legacy car makers do? They improve and add more features every single year, improve their fuel consumption and horsepower every year no?

    Bark IndustryBark Industry23 dagar sedan
  • I prefer Mr Harris like this than on the TV show.

    Noah and Isaacs DadNoah and Isaacs Dad23 dagar sedan
  • 0-60mph in 2 secs...and three hours to get home on a flatbed because it drained the battery, lol. EV’s are garbage, ALL of them.

    Travel with TonyTravel with Tony23 dagar sedan
    • @VW GTI have to what?

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez19 dagar sedan
    • @Miguel lopez because people HAVE to...not because they WANT to...tschuss 🥳🥳

      VW GTIVW GTI19 dagar sedan
    • @VW GTI well get ready to see 10x more of his cars on the road and his face in your kids history test.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez19 dagar sedan
    • I hate battery-cars & super-narcist musk.. Waiting for the day both go to the moon.. 🚀🚀👋👋

      VW GTIVW GTI19 dagar sedan
    • @Travel with Tony i heard about it and thought "here we go again" the battery is insulated to slow down the spread of fire, that makes it harder to put out with water, a gas tank has 5x the chemical energy and will produce much more smoke from unburnt fuel so a gas car fire is much more damaging, its 20lbs of lithium metal vs 120lbs of gasoline i can give you several links of gas cars that crashed and cough fire with their passengers dying in the past couple days, you probably didn't hear about them because they weren't Teslas.

      Miguel lopezMiguel lopez21 dag sedan
  • Out dated and backward thinking the BBC take on the issue of e Moto is just all wrong...

    Desmond PenroseDesmond Penrose23 dagar sedan
  • Cars have become driving tablets...very very sad...🥺🥺

    VW GTIVW GTI23 dagar sedan
  • Where have YOU BEEN, Chris? Toyota already has the standardized, cross-platformed chassis you speak of. Seven different models across both Toyota and Lexus use the MC chassis platform.

    NorthernChevNorthernChev23 dagar sedan
  • ATTENTION AUTO MANUFACTURERS: Stop naming your electric vehicles as, “E”- this and “i”-that. We’re WAY past this now.

    NorthernChevNorthernChev23 dagar sedan
  • C’mon guys. Please stop with the whole, interviewing the presenters approach to the show. This is so silly.

    NorthernChevNorthernChev23 dagar sedan
  • Boy, I can't wait til the onslaught of plastic, disposable, garbage EV's make car ownership strictly a rich mans game & the rest of us either drive a Nissan Leaf or take the bus. Every facet of why the world becomes more backwards & more shitty in every aspect is fully explained in the self righteous, ultra privileged mind of the tesla owner.

    RothBeyondTheGraveRothBeyondTheGrave23 dagar sedan
  • Why are we considering the charging networks as a part of the automobile company? Shouldn't they part of the gas companies? Yes Tesla does this for their cars, but what is going to happen to the oil companies if everyone drives electric?

    Wow TooCoolYoWow TooCoolYo24 dagar sedan
  • 2.34 "I don't give shitty jobs"

    John MJohn M24 dagar sedan
  • Chris what did you do with your teeth? Cheap dentist?

    Baris OzturkBaris Ozturk24 dagar sedan
  • It’s a personal thing but I’ve driven a Model S with insane/Ludicrous for 5 years and no, it’s not a one time thrill guys and I almost never have a passenger. I use that acceleration all the time. Love it. It’s put the fun back into driving. It’s not max speed that matters, which you can’t use, it’s speed off the line which you can use all the time. I had a Model 3 courtesy car today (Performance model) and that was awesome - just like the quickest go-kart you could ever imagine. Nimble and a blast to drive.

    SirkildalotSirkildalot25 dagar sedan
    • Good for you but sound is important to many in a performance car otherwise it’s just boring

      Audi RsAudi Rs25 dagar sedan