Tesla Performance Engineer Explains How Drag Strip Mode Works

There was a time when a Tesla Model S Plaid appeared in virtually every drag racing video on YouTube.

This is true for a good reason: the electric vehicle could accommodate just about anybody. The

carmaker has now agreed to describe how the vehicle accomplishes this.Chris Mayfield, one of the automaker's

performance engineers, reveals how the Model S Plaid gets ready to accelerate swiftly in a 

new video. Here is what is happening in the engine as it relates to what Tesla calls Drag Strip Mode.