The Tesla Model S and Model X received their most significant updates since going on sale, ushering in a radically new interior and the long-awaited Plaid performance powertrain.
Headed for launch in the US next month, the Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid get 1,006bhp from a three-motor electric powertrain, which in the Model S is good for a 0-time. at 60 mph for 1.99 s. The Model S Plaid will also go from 0 to 155 mph in a quarter mile and peak at 200 mph “with the right tires,” added Musk.
The larger X Plaid model takes 2.5 seconds to complete the 0-60 mph sprint, but that still gives it “the fastest acceleration of any SUV.”
However, the 1,100bhp Plaid + version of the Model S, which is said to have increased range from around 390 miles to over 520 miles (on the US EPA test) – more than any electric vehicle. currently in production – and further reduced the 0-60 mph time again, has been officially canceled.
Taking to Twitter to anticipate the impending dynamic debut of the Model S Plaid, CEO Elon Musk said: “Plaid + is canceled [sic]. No need, because Plaid is so good. ”He called the standard car“ the fastest production car ever built of any kind, ”and confirmed a sprint time of less than 2.0 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. To officially claim this title, the Model S Plaid will have to beat the new 0-62mph time of the new Rimac Nevera.
Model S goes up to Plaid speed this week
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021
The cancellation of the Plaid + comes after a month of speculation, as Tesla quietly stopped taking pre-orders for the 2022 model in May. The number of customers who made deposits has not been publicly disclosed.
The Plaid powertrain is described by Tesla as “beyond the ridiculous”, referring to the Ridiculous Mode feature that gives its cars exceptional acceleration capabilities.
The update also brings new battery technology for improved range and efficiency. The exact technical details have yet to be confirmed, but the new thermal architecture allows for faster charging and gives “more power and endurance in all conditions”.
Inside, the S and X models have been completely overhauled, with the old vertically oriented touchscreen giving way to a new 17.0-inch widescreen display that offers “exceptional responsiveness” and can be tilted left to right for facilitate access for passengers or drivers. as required.
There is also a new separate 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen mounted to the rear of the center console, allowing rear passengers to access various entertainment and comfort functions.
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This notice was published: 2021-06-07 09:09:00