2021 Tesla Model S Plaid
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid
EFFICIENCY18.7 kWh / 100 km
CHARGE322 km range in 15 minutes
- Model S Plaid is the fastest production car
- Ultra high torque at 1,424 Nm
- Model S Plaid's drag coefficient is 0.208
- Tesla Autopilot features (including Full Self Driving FSD) are game-changing
- Model S is being manufactured only at the Tesla Fremont Factory in California.
Power and Speed
|1020 HP (750 kW)|
Number of Engines
|AC Permanent Magnet|
Battery and Charge
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
Year of Production
|Tesla Sentry Mode|
About 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid
2021 Tesla Model S Plaid is the newest Tesla luxury electric sedan, available to order right now. The fastest vehicle Tesla ever built comes with the new tri-motor powertrain. It costs around $130,000 in United States and comes with 1,020 horsepower, 1.424 Nm torque, 100 kWh huge battery pack, 0 to 60 miles per hour performance under two seconds, in-car computer capable of running latest video games and high-level autonomous driving capability thanks to the Autopilot mode and FSD -Full Self Driving- features.
Design and Performance
All the window trims and door handles are black now instead of chrome on the earlier models. Only the front and back Tesla logos still have the chrome finish. It has wider tires covered with even wider fenders. The fog lights matched with the Model 3 and Model Y. Front bumper lips and back bumper diffuser changed as well. Additionally, first 25 Model S Plaid delivered have a special Plaid badge logo on the back. Rest of the cars delivered will just be coming with a simple “Plaid” text.
Tesla has been using a brand-new electric motor in their 2021 Model S/X cars. This ‘special’ motor contains a carbon sleeved rotor which helps this magical machinery to reach higher RPMs, more than 20,000 as Elon Musk confirmed. With the help of this new motor, Plaid Model S can reach a top speed of 200 mph or 322 km per hour. 0-60 score is 1.99 seconds. It can perform an even better 60-130 mph time, 4.79 seconds! Tesla Model S Plaid can also complete a ¼ mile run in 9.23 seconds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Model S Version to Choose?
Tesla has two versions of the new 2021 Model S available to customers. Model S Plaid is the high-performance version, it has three electric motors and costs more than a hundred grand. On the other hand, cheaper Model S Long Range version offers you an extended range of more than 660 kilometers -or 412 miles- and a pretty solid dual motor powertrain for a lower price tag of $84,990. If you somehow interested to buy the fastest production car on earth right now, you should definitely consider buying the Plaid Model S. It’s 0-100 km/h performance is phenomenal, Tesla did accomplish its one of the greatest goals, which is proving that electric car is the best car to have. Continuity of the high performance and maximum torque is an exciting experience for any human being. Long Range package of the 2021 Tesla Model S is no joke either. It is indeed slower than tri-motor Plaid, but other than that it has the whole package. Revamped interior design, high-performance in-car computer, highly capable Autopilot mode, proper back seat design and functionality suitable for a luxury sedan and more. From a wider perspective, Model S Long Range has everything any sedan buyers desire, plus you get to enjoy its racecar like performance thanks to the dual motor powertrain and the new interior setup will impress everyone.
How Much Does 2021 Tesla Model S Long Range Costs?
The 2021 Tesla Model S Long Range costs $89,990 in the United States, any tax credits or incentives not included. In Europe, Tesla will charge 96.990 euros for a brand new 2021 Model S Long Range. Also, buyers from China will pay more than 859,000 RMB, for the latest and greatest Tesla electric sedan. Tesla will deliver the Long Range Model S to any new buyers in three months. But customers from Germany, China etc. have to wait for their piece of this fine machinery until next year. Newest Model S and Model X versions’ production have just started to ramp up, hopefully delivery times will be shortened in the coming months.
Is Yoke Steering Optional in Model S?
The yoke steering wheel is the only steering wheel option on any new Tesla Model S and Model X. Originally Tesla stated that there will be an option for a regular, full circle steering wheel for their newest electric cars. But just before the initial deliveries, Tesla made clear that yoke is the one and only steering wheel for their new cars. Tesla’s electric pick-up truck, the Cybertruk will also feature a yoke steering wheel. Tesla is looking forward to making yoke steering a trend again in the automotive world.