TeslaCEO Elon Musk discovered Tuesday the Product S Plaid, the latest variant to the company’s flagship sedan that boasts some eye-popping functionality and variety promises, such as the capability to vacation at minimum 520 miles on a one cost.
The Product S with this additional strong “Plaid” powertrain won’t be offered till late 2021. Tesla, even so, has currently opened up orders for the motor vehicle that begins just a skosh beneath $one hundred forty,000.
In September 2019, Musk tweeted that “the only matter further than Ludicrous is Plaid,” a teaser to a increased-accomplishing vehicle and a nod to the movie “Spaceballs.” At the time, Musk stated the new powertrain would go into manufacturing in about a yr, which is ideal about now.
Even so, during the expose, which was tucked in between the company’s so-known as Battery Day, Musk declared that the Product S Plaid would go into creation in late 2021. The Tesla internet site, which requires a $one,000 refundable deposit, states deliveries will start out in late 2021.
This new Plaid powertrain will have a few motors, one particular a lot more than the dual-motor program found in today’s Design S and X. The stop result is a a lot quicker, for a longer time-variety and more costly edition of the Product S. The powertrain creates one,100 horsepower, achieves a best pace of two hundred mph and can accelerate from to sixty mph in under two seconds, Musk said.
Previous calendar year Musk had indicated the Plaid powertrain would also be offered in the Design X and the upcoming Roadster. Musk manufactured no point out of regardless of whether these styles would get the beefier powertrain.
Musk confirmed a clip of the Model S Plaid at the Laguna Seca raceway finishing a lap in one:thirty.three. That is a 6-next improvement above a check Tesla built on itsPlaid powertrain and chassis prototype last year.