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Tesla has launched its priciest and fastest vehicle to date: the Model S Plaid.
We’ve known the sporty sedan was coming since late 2020 and orders have been open for months. But, after a couple of delays, Tesla kicked off deliveries with an event on Thursday night.
The Plaid may run you $129,990 before options, but it promises to offer some totally bonkers performance in exchange. Think a 200-mph top speed and a sub-two-second 0-60-mph time that could make it the quickest production vehicle on the market.
But a Tesla doesn’t need to cost six figures, and the company offers plenty of electric vehicles for people who are just fine traveling at more normal speeds.
Those shopping for a new Tesla can consult this guide to understand the latest prices of the Tesla Model S, 3, X, and Y, and how the models stack up.
Although add-ons vary between models, any Tesla can be optioned with the $10,000 Full Self-Driving driver-assistance package, which doesn’t currently make Teslas fully autonomous.
Launched in 2012, the Model S sedan is Tesla’s longest-running model. The luxury four-door got an overhaul at the top of 2021, which included an updated exterior and a controversial new steering yoke. It’s the choice for EV buyers who have a little more to spend and don’t want a crossover.
Here’s how each Model S breaks down:
Long Range: For $79,990, the base Model S delivers an estimated range of 375 miles, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 0-60-mph time of 3.1 seconds.
Plaid: The $129,990 Model S Plaid, whose name is a reference to the movie “Space Balls,” travels 350 miles on a charge, hits a top speed of 200 mph, and sprints to 60 mph in 1.99 seconds, Tesla says. Both Plaid models have three motors good for more than 1,000 …read more
Source:: Business Insider