Elon Musk, and his car brand
Tesla, have been revolutionizing the automotive world for years. Tesla’s sophisticated electric vehicles have been widely adopted by the public and forever change the way many drivers view their cars.
These innovations from the car brand show no sign of stopping, especially when it comes to some of the latest Tesla vehicles. Specifically, the Tesla Model S
Plaid, which is a new, extreme, standout electric vehicle in the fleet.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about the Tesla Model S Plaid is its extremely fast acceleration—which is close to one second—that drivers can control.
The vehicle has different acceleration modes—Chill and Sport—that the driver can toggle between. According to
Autoevolution, when the car is in Chill Mode, it can get from 0 to 60 mph in a modest 6.6 seconds. While nothing to write home about, the acceleration is solid.
Where the Tesla Model S Plaid becomes seriously cool is when it’s switched to Sport Mode. When this mode is activated, the vehicle can reach 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds, cutting acceleration time in half.
On top of that there’s also Drag Strip Mode, which when combined with Sport Mode allows the car to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.3 seconds, in ideal conditions. Speeds like that are truly revolutionary for electric vehicles.
Obviously, to reach and sustain speeds that fast, the Tesla Model S Plaid has to be equipped with some serious and reliable power. Fortunately, under the hood of the Tesla Model S Plaid is a liquid-cooled lithium-ion 99.3kWh battery pack with three motors.
Not only is the electric engine good for the environment, but it’s incredibly powerful, too. The combined three motors can produce a total output of 1020 hp and 1050 lb-ft of torque. That incredible power is what fuels the speed of the Tesla Model S Plaid for many drives to come.
Impressive range and fuel economy
fuel economycan both be pain points for some electric vehicle owners, as many drivers don’t enjoy engaging in frequent charging.
Luckily, with the Tesla Model S Plaid drivers do not have to worry about the issue of range and fuel economy. According to
HotCars, when the Model S Plaid has 19-inch wheels, it can drive for about 396 miles before needing a charge, and produces an overall consumption rate of 116 mpgE combined.
If you switch the wheels on your Tesla Model S Plaid to 21-inch wheels, fuel economy and range drop, but not by a lot. With 21-inch wheels, this car can get a range of 348 miles, with a consumption rate of 101 mpgE combined.
Tesla’s vehicles are known for being technology forward and savvy, and the Tesla Model S Plaid is no exception. Inside the car, drivers will find a large 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system sitting in between the driver and front seat passenger.
There’s also a digital driver’s display, touch-sensitive buttons, and a futuristic looking yoke steering wheel. All in all, the technology is innovative and exciting, although can be a bit tricky to learn and use while driving.
For all these exciting features, Tesla Model S Plaid prices start around $136,000.