Tesla Model S P100D sets new real-world quarter-mile record: 10.723 seconds

Last month, Motor Trend managed to make a 10.5-second quarter mile run in a stock Tesla Model S P100D with the new ‘Ludicrous+’ software upgrade, but it has not been replicable in the real world, aka uncorrected time on the drag strip.

Before that, the best time recorded on the dragstrip since ‘Ludicrous+’ was 10.726 seconds, which was good enough to be a record for any stock production electric car or any stock 4-door sedan. There’s apparently room for improvements and the options on the vehicles can make a good difference since the record has now been broken with a 10.723-second run.

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Swimming To Avoid The Record Breaking Heat In China

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Cannonball jumps are out of the question

Pity the poor swimmer who wanted to do some lengths. These extraordinary images show a busy Monday at the Suining public baths in China’s Sichuan province.

The pool is so crowded that only a rubber ring can ensure bathers of any personal space at all.

China is currently enjoying, if that’s the right word, a record-breaking heatwave with temperatures regularly soaring above 95 degrees Fahrenheit; 35 Celsius.

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