This year, Ilon Mask seems to have decided to finally put all critics of his cars “in it’s place”. And he challenged not just premium brands, but supercar manufacturers, offering an electric car with crazy power and acceleration dynamics.
Yes, we are talking about a new model Tesla Model S Plaid. This monster produces a mind-blowing 1100 hp, and its time to accelerate to 100 km/h is only 2 seconds!
As the company jokingly described this electric car: “The only thing crazier than Ludicrous is Plaid. The option of Ludicrous Mode in the Tesla Model S really is to increase the power and, consequently, to improve the dynamic performance. For example, it takes 2.8 seconds to reach 97 km/h instead of 3.1. But in comparison with the version of Plaid Ludicrous is just a toy.
So, what is this supercar from Ilon Mask? Let’s take a look at its characteristics.
As we see, the acceleration of the electric car from 0 to 97 km/h is less than 2 seconds, the maximum speed – a little more than 320 km/h, three-engine configuration with a total power of all elements of 1100 hp and a power reserve of 840 km!
Obviously, the Tesla Model S Plaid is capable of destroying almost any sports car, most supercars and may even be able to stretch with hypercars. At the same time, all the advantages of a large family hatchback are preserved – with full passenger seats and a large trunk.
And although Tesla itself did not talk about its competitors, but it is obvious that the Model S Plaid is the answer to Lucid Air. And the answer is very good, because the Tesla novelty, though not much, but interrupts the competitor in all key parameters, and costs even less: $139,000 against $170,000 for the top Lucid Air Dream Edition.
It should be noted that Tesla Model S Plaid is not another prototype or concept car. It is quite ready for mass production. This electric car has been tested for a long time by the company’s engineers, including the racing track.
Model S Plaid will be on sale in 2021, as well as the competitor. But if Lucid has yet to prove its worth, then Model S already has a reputation, and has an army of fans.