- tesla announced at battery day that it has opened preorders for the $139,990 model s plaid.
- the model s plaid has 1100 horsepower and can do zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds, ceo elon musk claimed.
- the vehicle has a range of 520 miles, besting lucid's upcoming air.
at its battery day event on september 22, right at the end and just ahead of the q&a, ceo elon musk introduced a video of the upcoming model s plaid pulling off a 1.30.3 lap time at laguna seca. with what musk claimed was a zero-to-60-mph time of less than two seconds and a quarter-mile of less than nine seconds, it's the tesla for those who want to go very, very fast.
the tri-motor awd vehicle, according to musk, will offer 520 miles of range and 1100 horsepower. that range bests lucid’s epa estimated 517 miles that was announced last month. the model s plaid has a top speed of 200 mph. as tesla puts it, "the only thing beyond ludicrous is plaid.”
of course all that speed and cost will cost you a pretty penny. actually quite a lot of pennies. the model s plaid costs $139,990 making it out of reach for all but a few—and a far cry from the $25,000 ev musk also promised, but that one not for three years.