Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that the automaker’s Model S Plaid Plus has been “canceled” because the main Plaid is “so good.”
Tesla has been annoying its Model S Plaid since 2019, and Musk said late last month that the delivery of the vehicle – which will have a top speed of 200 miles per hour and will vary between 390 and 412 miles – will be moved to 10 June, as it needs “another week of tweaking. ”
He also tweeted on Sunday that the Plaid could go from zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds (a statement he made before)
0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 2 seconds. The fastest production car ever made of any kind. You have to feel it to be trusted.
̵1; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021
Plaid Plus was supposed to have a range of more than 520 miles, but its specifications on the Tesla website on Sunday are gray, although the site still says “Plaid Plus available in mid-2022.”
Plaid Model S made its debut on the Laguna Seca track in 2019, where it circled the track in 1 minute and 36 seconds. Tesla later unveiled the Model S Plaid as part of its performance on Battery Day in September.
While Musk may be joking on Twitter about the abolition of Plaid Plus (perhaps to boost confidence in the regular Plaid model?), It seems unlikely, as he has already become entangled with the Securities and Exchange Commission for past tweets for Tesla’s business.