Tesla just unveiled the Model S Plaid, and it has the fastest 0-60 of any production car

Battery Day gave us news about the Model S Plaid

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In light of Battery Day, Tesla announced some official figures for the Model S Plaid, and it makes supercars look like BMW Isetta's.

The Tesla Model S Plaid is the track version of the Model S, and it is the fastest car Tesla has ever made. The Model S Plaid will have the fastest 0-60 time of any production car ever made, the fastest quarter-mile acceleration of any production car ever, and the fastest lap time at Laguna Seca ever.

Zero to 60 is done in less than 2 seconds, and the quarter-mile will be done in less than 9 seconds. And things get better when you dig in a bit deeper. The Model S Plaid will be the fastest car to go around Laguna. It went around the track last Sunday in 1.30.3 minutes, and tesla is confident that they'll be able to shed off 3 seconds off that time. Model S Plaid will do 200 miles per hour, due to a Tri-Motor all-wheel-drive system, which produces over 1,100 horsepower. For reference, that's more than a Bugatti Veyron.

Model S Plaid will be available with Full Auto Pilot, an $8,000 option. Here's what it means: automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp including interchanges and overtaking slower cars, automatic lane changes while driving on the highway, Autopark (both parallel and perpendicular spaces), Summon (your parked car will come find you anywhere in a parking lot. Literally anywhere), Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control (assisted stops at traffic controlled intersections), and soon enough, Autosteer on city streets. That's a huge milestone not only for Tesla, but for the auto industry in general.

And yet, things get better. The Model S Plaid will have over 520 miles of range, which allows the Plaid to go farther on one charge than almost any other vehicle. However, all of this does come to a great, great cost. Simply put, the Model S Plaid starts at $134,490, and you can option one up to $155,490 . A great deal of that is the $8,000 Full Self-Driving Capability option, but do keep in mind the Plaid does come with normal Autopilot.

The Model S Plaid will be available in late 2021, which isn't all that far away. Until then, you can go ahead of pre-order your Model S Plaid on the Tesla website right now. And really, if you've got the cash, it might be worth it. There's no beating the fastest 0-60 car in production, same goes for the quarter-mile time. And compare those statistics to cars of similar performance, and you'll be paying around $200,000, which just goes to show how much better and cheaper electric-powered cars really are.

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Comments (93)

  • Let’s just hope it doesn’t disintegrate 😂

      7 months ago
  • I just hope it has the fastest 0 to tree out of any car, And also the fastest to catch fire

      7 months ago
    • Good lord you are salty.

        7 months ago
    • Yeah, I don't care though my purpose in this world is too destroy electric cars and communism and that's both right there

        7 months ago
  • Well, there you have it. American know-how has just crushed every road-going Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, et al, to come out of Europe, Japan, Myanmar, what have you. With a sedan. A grocery-getter. That doesn't spew emissions. And soon will be able to drive itself. So go ahead, commence with the Euro-hate about how it doesn't make noise or how you have to plug it in at least once to get from Land's End to John O'Groats. The more you complain, the more We know how bad you're hurting. Please console yourself that you do not have to put up with Donald Trump; for that, we apologize, and hopefully we will tidy up that bit of mess soon.

      7 months ago
    • I would give you an award for your great comment, but I'm out of tribe coins.

        7 months ago
    • I'm torn about this. On one hand I hate EVs, on the other I like American cars, so the jury is still out for this one for me.

        7 months ago
  • Makes no noise. Doesn’t count.

      7 months ago
    • You could always scream while you’re driving around the track.

        7 months ago
    • I would of i were going so fast

        7 months ago
  • You are still dependent on the power grid to recharge it. If you live in an area where the power fails often, it would be useless.

      7 months ago
    • If you live in an area where power is failing all the time you have bigger problems.

        7 months ago
    • Not much of a problem in the US

        7 months ago
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