Tesla Model S Plaid arrives with $131,100 price tag, 390-mile range


The Model S Plaid will accelerate to 60 mph in 2 seconds.

The first production Tesla Model S Plaid went off the line on Thursday, with company CEO Elon Musk showing off an electric four-door at an event in Fremont, California. is plaid Range-Topping Model S, packing 1,020 horsepower, a 0-to-60-mph time of 2 seconds and an estimated 390-mile range.

That insane performance comes thanks to a new carbon-sleeve, tri-motor setup, which allows torque vectoring at the rear. There’s also a new heat pump, which means there’s no drop in performance. In addition to the extremely fast 0-to-60-mph time — Tesla actually quotes 1.99 seconds, but come on — the Model S Plaid will reportedly run the quarter mile in 9.2 seconds at 155 mph. For comparison, a McLaren 765LT Can complete the quarter mile in 9.9 seconds.

when Model S Plaid was first announced in JanuaryTesla said it would have a top speed of 200 mph, but that’s not really the case — for now, anyway. According to an addendum to Tesla’s website, a top end of 200 mph can be achieved “when equipped with the proper wheels and tires,” which the company says will be available this fall.

Speaking of which, the 390-mile range only applies to the Plaid model fitted with 19-inch wheels. Optional 21-inch wheels reduce the estimated 350-mile range, and cost an additional $4,500 to boot. In other words, no, you won’t have a car with a 390-mile range. and Top speed of 200 mph. But at least you get this cool badge to let everyone else know that your Tesla is special.

An even more extreme Model S Plaid Plus was originally planned, with 1,100 hp, sub-2-second 0-to-60 timing and an estimated 520 miles of range. Whether that unprecedented limit is actually attainable is a controversial issue, however, as Musk canceled Plaid Plus last weekendTo say standard plaid, “just so good.”

all are equal in plaid The update that Tesla rolled out to the Model S earlier this year, which includes subtle exterior styling changes and a major interior upgrade. 17-inch horizontal central control screen and that crazy steering yoke. There are no traditional control stalks, and the gear selector controls are built into the touchscreen. Model S”Infers drive direction based on what obstacles it sees,” Musk said via Twitter in January.

The new interior of the Model S gets a 17-inch screen and weird steering yoke.

The Model S Plaid gets new carbon fiber or wood trim as well as increased internal storage. Rear passengers are treated to a more generously Bold set with more room, a fold-down armrest, and have an 8-inch screen that offers the same infotainment and gaming functions as the front display. The Model S comes standard with a glass roof, three-zone climate control, 22-speaker audio system, heated seats for all passengers and ventilated front seats.

Pricing for the Tesla Model S Plaid starts at $131,100 — including $1,200 to destination but no potential tax credits included — which is $10,000 more than originally expected. White is the only no-cost exterior color, with black, gray and blue priced at $1,500, and red coming in at $2,500. The standard all-black interior option is free, but both the black-and-white and cream options cost $2,000. Lastly, the only other add-on is the deceptively named full self-driving option for $10,000. As a reminder, the Tesla Model S isn’t exactly a self-driving car; The company’s Autopilot technology is a SAE-Classified Level 2 Driver-Assistance System. In total, a fully loaded Model S Plaid costs $145,600 before available savings. Cars are now available to order.

In addition to the Model S, Tesla will soon offer Plaid version of its Model X crossover. The larger Tesla EV will have 1,020 hp, 2.5-second 0-to-60-mph, top speed of 163-mph, and an estimated range of 340-miles. The Model X Plaid is priced at $121,100 including destination, and first deliveries are scheduled for January or February of 2022.

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