2023 Tesla Model S Plaid Trims & Specs

There is a single Tesla Model S Plaid trim, and its specs are unique in the Model S lineup since it's the only trim with a tri-motor configuration. The only other Model S is the dual-motor base car for $20k less, which we review separately. Power and performance specifications for the Plaid include an output of 1,020 hp and an upgraded battery, but otherwise, its standard features are similar to those of the base S. That is to say, it comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic LED headlights, LED foglights, adaptive air suspension, a power liftgate, and a tinted glass roof. Other features include leatherette upholstery, heated and 12-way power front seats, heated rear seats, and three-zone climate control.

The central landscape touchscreen measures 17 inches, and almost everything is controlled from it. It runs Tesla's proprietary infotainment software that includes navigation, Wi-Fi, satellite radio, a 22-speaker audio system, and a rear multimedia screen, but no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone mirroring. The driver gets a separate driver-information display dead ahead. Driver assists are plentiful and comprise Tesla's standard Autopilot system that incorporates forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring. Most of the package options are driver-assist upgrades like Enhanced Autopilot or the misleadingly named Full Self-Driving Capability.

2023 Tesla Model S Plaid Models And Configurations

1 model / 1 configuration
Starting Price (MSRP)
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  • Engine:
  • Transmission:
    Single Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain:
    All-Wheel Drive
  • Configurations:
    Plaid AWD
Key Features
  • Tri-motor (1,020 hp/1,050 lb-ft), AWD
  • 19-inch alloys, automatic LED headlights, power liftgate, tinted glass roof
  • Leatherette upholstery, ventilated front seats
  • 17-inch touchscreen, 22-speaker audio system
  • Adaptive cruise, automatic braking, lane & blind-spot sensing
2023 Tesla Model S Plaid Full Specs

Additional Packages

There are two available packages for the Model S and the first is the $6,000 Enhanced Autopilot which adds navigating on Autopilot, automatic lane changing and parking, and a summon feature. The other package is the misleadingly named Full Self-Driving Capability package for $15,000. This includes traffic-light and stop-sign control, with autosteer on city streets due to become available later - but Tesla has been promising this feature for ages. These features should not create the illusion that the Plaid is a self-driving car, even though Tesla calls it that. Tesla's disclaimer clearly states that "the currently enabled features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous."

The only other extras optionally available are a $425 wall connector and a $230 mobile connector to charge the battery.

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