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Man Hacks Tesla Model S Plaid And Goes 216 Mph At An Airport

Man Hacks Tesla Model S Plaid And Goes 216 Mph At An Airport
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A man hacked his Tesla, overwrote the software, and set the new speed limit. The recommended speed limit for Tesla S is 175 miles per hour (281km/h).

Guillaume André, the CEO of a Quebec-based company called Ingenext, which specializes in parts, kits, and modules that can unlock software restrictions in Tesla vehicles, used his car to change the limit restriction.

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Electrek reported that the CEO of a Canadian company took his Model S Plaid out for a spin at the Trois-Rivières airport in Québec. In a video, he explained that getting to the new speed limits did not take many tweaks.

Reports say that the speed of 216 mph (347,6 km/h) is the fastest recorded for this Tesla vehicle so far. Some managed to get to 200mph, but the nearly $130,000 Tesla model never exceeded that speed.

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In Electrek's video, you can hear the sound of the car accelerating, which sounded like a jet getting off a runway.

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Andre explained that it did not take much work in terms of hardware changes, just larger brakes and high-performance tires for more grip and control.

After passing 175mph, the color of the speedometer turned from white to red as a warning sign.

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Check out the video, but do not try this at home: