Production of Tesla’s fastest and longest Model S Plaid+ has just been canceled, CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter over the weekend. This isn’t bad news though, as he stated that the regularly updated “Plaid is just that good.”
The Model S Plaid+ would have been Tesla’s flagship sedan with a 520-mile driving range for those who didn’t know. While Musk wasn’t outright saying the Plaid+ isn’t necessary, the regular Plaid variant is already the fastest production car of any kind ever made and can go from 0-60mph in under 2 seconds.
Plaid+ has been cancelled. Not necessary, because Plaid is just that good.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021
Basically, the regular and cheaper ‘Plaid’ delivers top speeds of 200 mph and a range between 390 and 412 miles, which is more than enough for most.
The Model S Plaid was supposed to be unveiled at an event on June 3, but the launch has since been postponed to June 10. Anyway, Model S goes to Plaid speed later this week. And with that kind of speed and range, we think the Plaid+ is pretty redundant, and maybe Tesla would agree.
Elon Musk is clearly hyped for the new Plaid, but with all his trouble with the SEC over what he tweets, we’re going to believe this news is indeed real. The Model S Plaid costs $112,990, and while the Plaid+ is still on the company’s website, the more expensive model is gray and unavailable.