Tesla’s 1,100HP ‘Plaid’ Model S Sport Sedan Will be Available Late Next Year

Published on September 23, 2020
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To cap finish up the Battery Day event, Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, showed a video of the long-awaited Plaid version of a the Model S sedan. Last year, Tesla showed video of a car equipped with three motors doing a lap on Laguna Seca in 1 minute and 36 seconds. According to Elon Musk, on Sunday it was able to get that same lap done in 1 min and 30 seconds, 6 seconds faster. Elon musk said the time could be lowered by another three seconds, which would break the record for fastest production vehicle of any type.

This suped-up version of the Model S will be available for purchase next year. Tesla is promising sub-two-second 0-60 MPH time, 1,100 horsepower, and a 200MPH top speed. Range is equally as awesome at 520 on a single charge. Customers are able to pre-order their new top-end Model S right away Tesla website. The starting price for this vehicle is $139,000 before the ZEV credit, so its easily $50,000 more than the Performance trim Model S that has ‘Ludicrous’ mode.

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