, the car has a Plaid Mode that offers extreme acceleration.
Because of this reputation, the vehicle has been viewed as more of a race car than an everyday vehicle. Tesla decided to keep the yoke for the 2022 model, and said that it offers better visibility of the instruments and control of the vehicle. Tesla is currently developing advanced steering but said that they’re still years away from completing a viable option.
, the yoke keeps your hands perfectly placed in the nine and three o’clock position, where they should be.
The two pistol grips end in a comfortable nub that naturally positions your hands for the best feel and comfort. All the system controls including two additional scroll wheels are right at your fingertips. The left wheel lets you change the volume or the track, and the right one can be used to adjust your speed when Autopilot is on.
One of the biggest drawbacks is that there’s no top rim for the wheel, which you might instinctively grab at even if it’s not there.
The yoke, combined with the touchscreen shifter makes it hard to make multi-point turns and parallel park. Motor Trend found that the steering ratio isn’t quick enough to make low-speed maneuvers, which can be incredibly frustrating and inconvenient.
Regardless of whether customers like the yoke, Tesla said they have no plans to offer a traditional steering wheel for the new Model S Plaid.
Some aftermarket companies are looking to take advantage of this and develop third-party options for drivers who want to replace the Tesla yoke. For now, you can expect the 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid to only be available with the yoke.
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