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Tesla has started delivering its Model S Plaid, a $130,000 super sedan that Elon Musk promises is the “quickest production car ever made of any kind.”

The company showed off the car for the first time and kicked off deliveries during an event on Thursday night at its Fremont, California, headquarters. It also gave attendees a taste of the car’s raw power by taking them on rides around its test track.

Thanks to a handful of people who filmed the ridiculously fast ride-alongs, those of us not fortunate enough to get an invite can still catch a glimpse of what the Plaid has in store. 

The standard Model S isn’t a slow car by any means, but the Plaid kicks things into supercar territory. According to Tesla, the Plaid’s three motors can churn out more than 1,000 horsepower and rocket the car to 60 mph in around two seconds. Tesla also claims a 200-mph top speed. 

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Understandably, that sort of otherworldly acceleration — quicker than the best Lamborghinis and Bugattis available —  took people …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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