Tesla (NASDAQGS:TSLA +1.50%) at long last started delivery of their Model S Plaid vehicle on Thursday after much expectation.
The car boasts significant moves up to their flagship electric car which launched almost 10 years prior, including 1,020 pull, tri motor all-wheel drive, a maximum velocity of 200 mph and processing power said to put it comparable to the PlayStation 5 gaming console.
Most amazingly, the vehicle has ability to go from 0 to 60mph in around two seconds, which Tesla claims is the “quickest accelerating car in production today.”
While the long-range Model S begins at $79,990 USD, the Model S Plaid will slow down drivers a cool $129,990 USD, before updates like Full Self-Driving Capability, which Tesla notes actually requires active driver supervision and doesn’t make the vehicle autonomous. Moreover, the updated Model S Plaid includes an all-new interior, a 17″ interior display and USB-C charging for every traveler, among different advantages. It additionally includes another rectangular “yoke-style” steering wheel without a stalk — a configuration that has started a lot of discussion among Tesla devotees.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reported the first deliveries of its ultra-fast vehicle in a livestream event hosted at a test track close to the organization’s production line in Fremont, California.
“No production car has ever done 0 to 60 in under two seconds,” Musk claimed.
“It’s also engineered for maximum safety as well,” he continued. “It still has to be tested by the U.S. government, but we think we get the lowest probability of injury of any car ever tested.”
“The Model S Plaid … is quicker than any Porsche and safer than any Volvo,” he added. “This car crushes.”
Musk said delivery on the first 25 vehicles were done on Thursday, while Tesla desires to help shipment of a few hundred vehicles per week “soon,” in the long run increase production to “a thousand cars per week next quarter.”
Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen posted video of him driving in the Model S Plaid at incredible speeds.
Last week, Musk reported that the Model S Plaid+ has been “canceled,” saying that the ordinary Plaid configuration is “just so good.”