Jay Leno is famous for being an enthusiast of automobiles, as his show Jay Leno’s Garage reveals. The former talk show host has taken a step into a new category, which is simply breaking records.

Leno recently broke the record of travelling a quarter mile in the shortest amount of time, using a Tesla Model S Plaid. His run with the car made the record by travelling a quarter mile in  9.247 seconds, as he revealed to a podcast. Now, we can witness Leno triumphantly breaking it as the footage just came out.

Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, revealed in an event to announce the deliveries of the new model that the car can actually travel the distance of a quarter mile in 9.23 seconds, which falls short by only 0.2 seconds of what Leno’s demonstration revealed.

The Model S Plaid reaches the speed of 0-60mph in a mere 1.99 seconds, and runs at the top speed of 200mph. The fact that the car is still an electrical vehicle only demonstrates the vision with which Musk is operating.

Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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