Tesla has shared the first batch of information and images of the updated Model S. Unlike the previous update, it has introduced a brand new interior and an incredibly fast grid.
The new Plaid version of the Tesla Model S features three electric motors with a combined output of 1,020 HP, a $120,000 base price tag, and a promised driving range of 390 miles (627 km). Tesla claims a 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in “1.99” seconds, as well as a top speed of no less than 200 mph (322 km/h).
Tesla is also going to offer a ‘Plaid+’ variant of the Model S, which offers a combined 1,100+ HP from its three electric motors and “quickest 0-60 mph and 1/4 mile acceleration of any production ever”, with prices starting at $140,000. Tesla here claims a sub-2 second 0-60 time and a quarter-mile in under 9 seconds, as well as a driving range of 520 miles (837 km).
The base version of the new Tesla Model S is the dual-motor Long Range, which offers an estimated driving range of 412 miles (663 km), along with a 0-60 in 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. Prices for this model start from $79,990, an increase of over $10,000 over the non-facelifted version.
Tesla also gave the S a new interior, equipped with three new screens. The instrument panel now has a large landscape-oriented 17-inch infotainment display, and a smaller 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster in front of the driver. A third 8-inch screen was added to the rear of the center console, facing the rear passengers, providing them with controls for the climate and infotainment system.