Tesla's new Model S will go from 0 to 100 kmph in 2 seconds!
Elon Musk has made some fascinating revelations about Tesla's upcoming new Model S.
Addressing investors during a Q4 earnings call, Musk said: "We are super excited to announce the new Model S and Model X production now and it will be delivered in February. So we've been able to bring forward the fab, Model S and X. And Model S will be delivered in February and X a little later. The Model S pad and we're actually in production now, and we'll be delivering next month."
Detailing the unique features of the new Model S, Musk said: "So this is a tri-motor Model S with a completely new interior. There are actually a lot of great things about this."
"The Model S will be the first -- this Model S pad will be the first production car ever that is able to go 0 to 60 miles an hour in under 2 seconds. So no production car ever has been able to get below 2 seconds 0 to 60."
"This is a luxury sedan that is able to go 0 to 60 in less than 2 seconds and will have the ability to seat up to seven people with the third-row seats. So this is pretty nice. This is faster, to be clear, than any car."
"It's not like there was a different type of car, like a two-door sports car that was able to do that faster. This is the fastest accelerating car ever made for -- that is allowed to go on roads in history. And like I say, we'll start delivering it in a matter of weeks."
"We will be actually raising the price of Model S for these new models, so people -- because the old model -- the new model will be $10,000 more. So, hopefully, people aren't too upset if they bought the old model last month, but this one is 10k more," Tesla CEO said.
According to Tesla, the Plaid+ version of the Model S costing $138,490 will be able to cover up to 520 miles on a single charge.
The updated Model S feature a new powertrain and battery system, as well as updates to their exteriors and other improvements.
The newly revealed Model X Plaid can deliver an equivalent of 1,020 horsepower. Prices for this model will start at $119,990.