Tesla Model S Plaid unveiled: 1,100 PS, 0-100 in less than 2 seconds

Arif · Sep 23, 2020 08:48 AM

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During the Battery Day, Elon Musk has unveiled the Tesla Model S Plaid - basically the Tesla Model S on steroids. The presentation took place in front of a crowd of Tesla enthusiasts with their Tesla cars, very much like a drive-in cinema.

*Photographs of Tesla Model S at the Nürburgring Nordschleife: Automotive Mike

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Exact performance figures are yet to be confirmed, but the presentation makes the following bold claims:

  • Quickest 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration of any production car ever
  • Acceleration from 0-60 mph: <2.0 s
  • Quarter mile: <9.0 s
  • A range of over 836 km

The Plaid starts at 139,990 USD before options. For context, the Porsche Taycan Turbo starts at 150,900 USD, and the Taycan Turbo S starts at 185,000 USD

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Last year, we’ve seen the Model S Plaid unofficially lap the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7:13 minutes, a good 29 seconds faster than the Porsche Taycan.

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Photo: Automotive Mike

Tesla cars are not officially sold in Malaysia, but the Porsche Taycan is.

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Tesla has also announced its new battery, the 4680 battery. The battery builds on Tesla’s tables battery technology and is claimed to be 6 times more powerful than current Li-ion batteries, has 5 times more energy, and provides an increased range.

Arif

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Previously an engineer in an automotive manufacturing company and a highway concessionaire. A part-time research student on biofuels and diesel engines. Obsessed with vehicle electrification and the future of transportation.

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