Tesla’s highly-anticipated Model S Plaid was released at a delivery event last week, and auto fans across the internet are sharing their experiences with the speedy electric sedan.
On Wednesday, San Francisco-based automotive journalist Jason Cammisa shared photos of the Tesla Model S Plaid on Instagram, including a clip of a 2.14-second acceleration launch from 0 to 60 and a brief review in the caption. Cammisa was able to get hands-on time with a Model S Plaid from a friend, he says.
In the review of the electric vehicle, Cammisa said the car is a “hell of a luxury sedan,” adding that other automakers may not stand much of a shot against Tesla as a result of the car.
In the review, Cammisa said, “Judged as a Chiron-beatingly fast, everyday luxury car, I must say with apologizes to Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, and every other automaker on the planet: good luck catching up. You’ll need it.”
One twitter user tagged Elon Musk in a screenshot of the review, to which Musk responded “Cool”.
— Elon Musk, the 2nd (@elonmusk) June 17, 2021
Tesla’s Model S Plaid has a starting price of $129,990, which is far lower than a buyer would find with most luxury sedans – let alone those that are electric and produce no emissions.
The Tesla Model S Plaid recently saw its first independent test by Motortrend, and it’s even set to perform in this year’s upcoming Pikes Peak International Hill Climb operated by driver Randy Pobst.
Zachary Visconti is a writer with a knack for electric vehicles, technology, and climate change. Currently residing in Fort Collins, Colorado, Zach loves his partner, his cat, and a good cup of coffee.