Tesla Starts Delivering Model S/X Plaid in Germany

Tesla Model S/X Plaid units have started arriving in Germany, with the first Model X Plaid orders being delivered to customers in the country on Friday (via @Berlinergy).

A trailer carrying several Model S/X Plaid vehicles was also spotted travelling along the Autobahn 8 (A8) near the city of Pforzheim on the same day. Notably, all of the Model S/X Plaid units seen so far have featured the “Plaid” badge on the rear — this was originally limited to some of the earliest units produced.

Check out the following live-streamed video from one of the first German customers to take delivery of a Model X Plaid, documenting his experience picking up the luxury electric vehicle (EV):

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Tesla’s Model S Plaid and Model X Plaid are high-performance trims that deliver unprecedented speed and acceleration, even by EV standards.

In Europe, the Model S Plaid is rated for a top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph). It also comes with the tow hitch as standard in the region. Last year, the Model S Plaid set a new speed record at Germany’s Nurburgring race track.

Drivers in Germany can take maximum advantage of all that horsepower, given that autobahns allow drivers to go as fast as they want in de-restricted sections. Take a look at a Model S Plaid ripping through a German autobahn in the video below:

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Tesla delivered a total of 106 Model S and 35 Model X units in Germany in November. It’s unclear if any of these were Plaid trims, but there hadn’t been any confirmed private deliveries of either EV in Germany until now.