Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the automaker will not produce the Plaid + Model S.
Earlier this year, Tesla announced the release of the Plaid, Plaid + Model S and Model X, an update to its two flagship vehicles.
Originally scheduled for February delivery, the Plaid Model S has been delayed by several months and will finally be delivered later this week. The Plaid + Model S wasn’t supposed to be in production until mid-2022, according to Tesla’s Design Studio online.
However, Elon Musk just announced that the speed and performance of the Plaid Model S are “very good” and that Tesla won’t produce the Plaid+ variant of the sedan.
Plaid+ has been cancelled. No need, because Plaid is so good.
– Elon Musk June 6, 2021
The Plaid + variant was supposed to have a top speed of 200 mph, just like the Plaid variant. However, the Plaid+ delivered better acceleration in less than 1.99 seconds from 0-60 mph and more than 520 miles of range, well above the 390 miles offered by the Plaid Model S.
Before the incentives, the Plaid + Model S is listed at $149,990. In May, Tesla officially stopped taking Plaid+ orders with no real explanation.
Earlier this week, it was announced that the Plaid Model S broke the production vehicle record of 1/4 mile, top speed of 152.09 mph, and finished the division in 9.247 seconds. This broke the quarter-mile record set by the Bugatti Chiron Sport in 2018. Bugatti completed the quarter-mile in 9.4 seconds at 158 mph.
With that kind of performance, Tesla might not really think it has much to accomplish, especially since the Plaid Model S is undergoing small changes and tweaks, according to Musk, who said this is the reason for the delay in delivery. In addition, the automaker will launch the Tesla Roadster in 2022, with Musk saying that Tesla could launch a production model by the end of this summer.
It’s unfortunate for people who pre-ordered the Plaid + Model S, but the Plaid variant appears to have a solid track record in terms of performance. Therefore, it may not be necessary to make the car faster.
Will Tesla Hand over your Model S Plaid at a custom delivery event On June 10 at the Fremont plant, the automaker began sending out invitations for this weekend.
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