Has Elon Musk simply hinted that the long-awaited Plaid model of the Tesla Model S is simply across the nook?
Taking to Twitter earlier this week, the outspoken chief government posted a photograph of Herbert Ruggles Tarlek Jr. from the tv comedy collection WKRP in Cincinnati. In the photograph, Tarlek, who was performed by actor Frank Bonner, is seen carrying a plaid go well with, with Musk writing “One day soon, I will wear this outfit.”
It appears fairly apparent that Musk is making a reference to the upcoming range-topping variant of the Model S – and probably, a Plaid model of the Model X as nicely.
One day quickly, I’ll put on this outfit pic.twitter.com/T0SnF4UgYK
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 11, 2020
This has sparked hypothesis that Tesla might unveil the Plaid Model S and Model X at its forthcoming Battery Day occasion, which is penciled in for September 22. If these two fashions are certainly showcased on the occasion, you’ll be able to relaxation assured that Tesla lovers will lose their minds.
The reality is that we’ve got been ready for Tesla’s Plaid models for fairly a while. Musk began selling the Model S Plaid vociferously final yr, promising that it might beat the Porsche Taycan’s electrical sedan lap file on the Nurburgring. Over a interval of roughly 4 weeks, a plethora of Model S prototypes have been noticed lapping the circuit.
Tesla’s ‘Plaid’ powertrain will function three electrical motors, however it’s unclear if any modifications will likely be made to the car’s 100 kWh battery pack. Nevertheless, Tesla’s Plaid fashions will likely be exceptionally quick and definitely have the potential to depart all of their rivals within the mud. That stays to be seen, however it’s a indisputable fact that the Taycan may definitely use some actual competitors…
Note: Tesla Model S Plaid prototype pictured.