It appears that Tesla will not deliver the Model S Plaid on the previously scheduled June 3rd date, according to the company’s CEO.
And thechirp Elon Musk said Saturday that deliveries of the automaker’s Model S Plaid will be delayed until June 10 because the car needs an extra week of tuning to make some final, unannounced tweaks.
Musk, who is also the CEO of SpaceX, tweeted: This car looks like a spacecraft. Words cannot describe the feelings.
The company has been looking forward to the Model S Plaid since 2019, andchirp Musk announced on May 20 that Tesla will hold a June 3 delivery event at its Fremont, California plant.
Tesla showed off the Model S Plaid as part of its Battery Day show back in September.
The Model S Plaid is the new high-performance version of its flagship Model S sedan, in production since 2012.
The electric car will have more than 835 kilometers of range, a top speed of 320 kilometers per hour, and an acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than two seconds.
Tesla Model S Plaid:
The Model S Plaid debuted in 2019 when Tesla began testing prototypes at a few racetracks around the world.
The price list on the company’s website shows that the Model S Plaid has a starting price of $120,000. Model S Plaid Plus starts at $150,000.
Musk initially promoted Plaid versions of the Model S, Model X and Tesla Roadster in September 2019.
Musk told tens of millions of Twitter followers at the time that Plaid was about a year away from production.
The company faced criticism when it revealed the interior of the Model S Plaid in January of this year.
The design featured a new steering wheel shape, rather than a round wheel.
This steering wheel is more suitable for the racing track than for the daily use of the vehicle. This is partly due to the steering ratio and because ordinary drivers need to frequently change the position of their hands on the steering wheel.