It’s official ladies and gentlemen: Tesla unveiled its latest vehicle during its Battery Day event: the Model S Plaid.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the vehicle is now available to order for $139,990. This price excludes a $1,200 destination charge.
Options may include extra-cost paint colors, larger 21-inch wheels, alongside Tesla’s $8,000 Full Self-Driving feature.
Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2021.
Model S Plaid Has State-of-the-Art Specifications
The vehicle has impressive specifications to say the least.
For starters, the Plaid will be using three electric motors and will have more than 1,100 horsepower.
Musk stated that the car will have a range of over 520 miles (approximately 837 kilometers). It will also have a top speed of 200-plus mph (approximately 322 km/hr).
Musk also asserted that the Plaid will have a battery pack larger than 100 kWh.
Last but not least, the vehicle can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds. Those specifications easily make the Plaid the most powerful configuration of Tesla’s Model S.
The Car Seen In Action
During the announcement, a short video was played, showing a Plaid being driven at the Laguna Seca racetrack.
The vehicle covered the entire track in just 1:30.3 seconds. This means that the Plaid Mode S now holds the track record at Laguna Seca.
That video was not shown by Tesla just for the sake of it. This sends a clear message to direct competitors such as the Lucid Air.
The latter vehicle was rumored to have taken down the racetrack in 1:33 seconds, setting the track record a week ago.
And now, the Plaid Model S claims that record!
We will keep this short and sweet: Tesla is further positioning itself as the unquestioned leader of the EV industry!