“This car crushes,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said with delight as he unveiled the Tesla Model S Plaid sedan on Thursday in Fremont, California.
“Plaid” was first announced in January, with the $130,000 Model S marketed as the “quickest production vehicle ever made,” with a 0-60 mph time of under two seconds, and a range of approximately 390 miles.
“This is nine years since we delivered the first model S, the first car produced here in Fremont, so almost a decade, and I think we’ve really taken it to a whole new level with Plaid,” said Musk after driving a Model S around the test track and onto the stage.
The SpaceX CEO then joked, “Some of you may know that our product plan is stolen from ‘Spaceballs,’ we’ve gone Plaid speed. So…why make this really fast car, that’s crazy fast and everything, and I think there is something that’s quite important to the future of sustainable energy, which is that we’ve