The Tesla Model S Plaid is not your typical Model S. The Tesla Model S has always been at the cutting edge of everything Tesla has to offer, but the Model S Plaid pushes that to new heights. This time, the emphasis is on speed and power, and Tesla has said that the Model S Plaid range is among the fastest production vehicles ever constructed. This is in addition to all of the features and options that have made Tesla such a popular brand among EV owners. So, here’s all you need to know about the Tesla Model S Plaid, including its pricing, interior, and 0-60 time. The Tesla Model S Plaid is now available, after Tesla’s ‘delivery event’ on June 10th, with prices starting at $129,990. The automobile was originally priced at $119,990 but has since received a $10,000 price hike, making it $129,990. The Model S Plaid is available for purchase straight from Tesla, with a $100 non-refundable order fee.
The Model S’s speed and power set it apart from the rest of the Model S lineup. Tesla’s website refers to “Beyond Ludicrous,” a reference to the “Ludicrous Speed” sequence from Spaceballs. Unlike earlier Model S vehicles, the Plaid and Plaid Plus have three motors. This implies the Model S Plaid has 1,020 horsepower, a top speed of 200 miles per hour, and can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in 1.99 seconds. All of this corresponds to the Model S Plaid’s performance at the Laguna Seca racetrack in California. According to unconfirmed sources, the car achieved a new record by completing a full lap in 1:29:92 – the first time an EV has managed to come in under 1:30. That is also 0.4 seconds faster than the car’s previous best time. In addition, the Model S Plaid features Tesla’s revolutionary ‘Palladium’ motor, which uses carbon-sleeved rotors to increase power and efficiency while decreasing overall size. When combined with a new drag coefficient of 0.208, the Model S Plaid will prevent wasting precious watts to get you around.
Originally, Tesla intended to release two Model S Plaid vehicles: the ordinary Plaid, which has recently been released, and a more powerful “Plaid Plus.” The Plaid Plus was scheduled to arrive in mid-2022, with a much higher $144,490 price tag. The enhanced variant, however, had been greyed out since Tesla confirmed Plaid’s June introduction before Elon Musk confirmed that the car had been scrapped. Musk reasoned that the standard Plaid was “more than adequate,” implying that the Plaid Plus was unnecessary. He then explained that he was referring to the range, arguing that a car with more than 400 miles of range is unnecessary. While some may argue that speed and acceleration aren’t really crucial in a road automobile, those enhancements are nonetheless significant. Not only is it another way for the Tesla Model S Plaid to outperform the competition, but it also demonstrates that having an electric car does not need sacrificing power or speed. That’s more than enough to put those gasoline-powered sports vehicles to shame.