a American Tesla introduced the Plaid, an updated version of the Model S that launched nearly a decade ago and is now, once again, a candidate for the fastest luxury car on the planet. However, aesthetically speaking, the sedan is very similar to what it was when it was introduced in 2012.
As usual, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his new product is way ahead of potential competitors and is designed for the future of fully self-driving cars.
“Sustainable energy vehicles can be the fastest, safest and most amazing in all respects,” the controversial Tesla creator said during the presentation at the Fremont, California plant, where he delivered the first 25 units. Without exaggerating the words, he added, “It is so [o Model S Plaid] Faster than any Porsche, and safer than any Volvo.”
In fact, the figures for the officially announced S Plaid by Tesla are impressive: the model equipped with three electric motors develops 1020 hp, accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in less than two seconds and can reach 320 km / h. The autonomy of the battery charge is estimated at 628 km, but in just 15 minutes in the socket, the Plaid can travel 300 km.
Priced around $130,000 in the US, Musk calculates sales of about 4,000 units per month starting the next quarter and identifies in the entertainment system as one of Plaid’s great attractions, in addition to its superior athletic performance. Compare it to PlayStation5.
In self-driving cars, the CEO explains, entertainment will become the center of attention, as the user will have the time and availability to play games, watch movies, or surf the Internet.