The Plaid is the high-performance derivative of the Model S, and it will be the only one. Tesla recently announced that the Plaid+ won't make it to production, which is probably a good idea considering that the standard car already has 1,020 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. The power comes from a new tri-motor setup, with one motor up front and two at the rear. This electronic AWD layout helps it get to 60 mph in a staggering 1.99 seconds in a specific set of conditions. The claimed range is 348 miles on the current 21-inch alloys, but this will increase to 390 miles with a set of 19s available later in the year. Tesla says a Supercharger unit will add 200 miles of range in 15 minutes.
The interior boasts many features, but the highlights include a new 17-inch cinema screen and a smaller screen for rear passengers. The rear screen can be used for gaming. Standard safety items include active forward collision avoidance with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, and lane-keep assist.