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.
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.
In Electrek's video, you can hear the sound of the car accelerating, which sounded like a jet getting off a runway.
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.
Check out the video, but do not try this at home: