Tesla Model S Plaid
Tesla was set to begin deliveries of its new Model S Plaid, a high-performance version of the company’s flagship electric sedan, with a live stream event in Fremont, California, on Thursday.
CEO Elon Musk promised that the Tesla Model S Plaid would accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 2 seconds.
The tri-motor, all-wheel drive Model S Plaid also produces 1,020 horsepower, has a battery with an EPA-rated range of up to 390 miles, and can reach 200 mph if equipped, the company’s website says. Can hit top speed. Proper wheels and tyres. According to the fine print on the site, they won’t be available until the fall.
The Model S Plaid interior also includes a steering yoke instead of the traditional steering wheel, a 17-inch center touchscreen display and separate 8-inch display at the rear to entertain passengers, and processing power the company says is on par with modern gaming. Consoles like PlayStation 5.
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid Interior
Fans expected deliveries of the Model S Plaid to begin earlier this year when Musk said the company had begun production at Tesla’s earnings call in January. Then, Tesla reported that Model S (and Model X) production dropped to zero in its first-quarter vehicle delivery and production update.
Ahead of Thursday’s heavily hyped delivery event, originally slated for June 3, Musk said on Twitter that Tesla has also canceled the Model S Plaid Plus version, which will cost around $150,000 and have a battery range of about 520 miles. had promised.
Musk said, in a pair of tweets hyping the Model S plaid before deliveries began: “Plaid+ is canceled. No need, because plaid is just that good,” “0 to 60 miles Less than 2 seconds per hour. Kindest the fastest production car made of any. Must be felt to be believed.”
On Thursday, the price of the Model S Plaid was increased by $10,000 to $129,990 — compared to $79,990 for the long-range 2021 Model S, a dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version of the electric sedan with a battery range of 412 miles. claims to. .
The plaid moniker for the high-performance version of Tesla’s Model S is a continuation of the company’s homage to “Spaceball”—a 1980s Star Wars spoof co-written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks. In “Spaceballs,” the spacecraft accelerates from light to ridiculous—then ridiculous—speeds and finally into “plaid.” Earlier versions of Tesla vehicles had Ludicrous Mode, which Tesla first announced in July of 2015.
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