Come on, Tesla. This is getting silly now.
We're all very excited to experience the Tesla Model S Plaid. With three motors producing 1,020 horsepower, the sports sedan is said to achieve 0-60 mph in under two seconds and will achieve a top speed of 200 mph. Add a 390-mile estimated driving range, and it seems that this could be the ultimate one-car garage filler. But will the Model S Plaid ever make it to that garage? The release of the car has been delayed a few times, but last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that the car would have a delivery event on June 3. Now, that date has been pushed back by another week.
This must be getting very frustrating for buyers. The car was first revealed in September of last year but delays for Tesla are not uncommon at all - heck, even the toy version of the Cybertruck was delayed. Still, we can take encouragement from the fact that this delay is meant to only be a week. That said, even Musk must be aware of how annoying this is for buyers, as each of his tweets announcing a delay has been accompanied by some sort of comment telling us how good the car will be. But on this occasion, he uses an unusual term - limbic resonance - suggesting that the Model S Plaid is so good that it will affect your emotional state.
As much as we doubt that the car will affect our emotions, we are certainly looking forward to experiencing it. However, not everyone will be able to that. While the current base model, called Long Range, starts at $79,990 before any incentives or discounts, the Plaid version will set you back at $119,990 while the Plaid+ (which is not available to order until the middle of next year) will start at $149,990. That's assuming that there are no more delays or price hikes. Hopefully, the Tesla Terafactory in Texas will be completed soon enough and these delays will become a thing of the past.