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Tesla Model S Plaid turned out to be so good that there was no need to release the Plaid +, said the CEO of the company, Elon Musk.
The release of the Model S Plaid and Plaid+ have been highly anticipated as their specs are mind-boggling. However, Tesla canceled the production of the Plaid+ as there was no need for it. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said today via Twitter that the Model S Plaid is so good that there’s no need for Plaid+, which was the reason for the cancellation.
Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021
Tesla stopped accepting orders for Plaid+ last month, which left the community pondering and suggesting that the company was looking to fill Plaid orders initially. This move roughly coincided with the time when Tesla tested the Model S Plaid at the Autoclub Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield. On that day Tesla registered a new record, which was confirmed by Jay Leno, who was present there that day. Tesla Model S Plaid had set a new quarter-mile speed record for any production vehicle in the world at a blistering 9.247 seconds with a trap speed of 152.16mph.
Such a result means that the Tesla Model S Plaid broke the record of the 9.4-second quarter-mile time set by the $3.3 million Bugatti Chiron Sport. Thus, the family electric car became the world's fastest production car. This is what prompted the company to abandon the production of the Plaid+, as the characteristics of the Plaid are already jaw-droppingly impressive.
The list of leaders:
- 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid - 9.2 seconds
- 2018 Bugatti Chiron Sport - 9.4 seconds.
- 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder - 9.7 seconds
- 2015 McLaren P1 - 9.8 seconds
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