Tesla Mannequin S Plaid, the brand new higher-end model of the flagship electrical sedan, stays a thriller regardless of now being obtainable for orders, and a latest remark by CEO Elon Musk has led to uncertainty in regards to the third-row seat.

At Battery Day final month, Tesla officially launched the Model S Plaid, the brand new high efficiency model of the Mannequin S.

Tesla began taking orders for the automobile, however there are nonetheless many questions reaming in regards to the automobile, which was additionally delayed with the launch.

Initially, Musk stated that the Mannequin S Plaid would debut in summer time 2020, however the automaker pushed the automobile to late 2021.

Moreover, it unveiled a prototype of the Mannequin S Plaid on the racetrack at Laguna Seca, however the automobile proven in Tesla’s configurator when selecting the Plaid doesn’t function the identical physique:

Additionally, when initially saying the Mannequin S Plaid final yr, Musk stated that Tesla planned to bring back the rear-facing seats with the vehicle.

The CEO stated that Tesla has a brand new design for the rear-facing seats that may be capable of accommodate grownup passengers — not like the unique rear-facing seats within the 2012-2014 Mannequin S, which might solely seat youngsters.

This feature doesn’t seem when ordering a Mannequin S Plaid, and now, when requested about it, Musk was much less clear than he was final yr:

Listed below are the one specs and options that Tesla has to this point confirmed in regards to the Mannequin S Plaid:

  • Quickest 0-60 mph and quarter-mile acceleration of any manufacturing automotive ever
  • Acceleration from 0-60 mph: <2.0s
  • Quarter mile: <9.0s
  • 1,100+ horsepower
  • Tri Motor All-Wheel Drive

Tesla is presently taking orders for the brand new model of the Mannequin S for $140,000.

Electrek’s Take

I believe there’s much more to be unveiled in regards to the new Mannequin S Plaid.

Tesla stated that the brand new model goes to be primarily based on its newest battery cell and structural battery pack.

This new chassis design goes to allow an entire new inside and exterior design in my view.

It’s possible going to supply extra inside house — therefore why they may supply huge rear-facing seats.

I believe the prototype proper now could be just for the tri-motor powertrain, and the manufacturing automobile goes to be vastly totally different.

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