Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Saturday that deliveries of the automaker’s Model S Plaid will be delayed until June 10 because the car needs it. “Another week of refinement”
“This car feels like a spaceship,” tweeted Musk, who is also the CEO of SpaceX. “Words can’t describe the resonance of the limbic.”
The company has been teasing Plaid since 2019, and Musk tweeted on May 20 that Tesla will hold a June 3 delivery event at its Fremont factory. california
Model S Plaid delivery postponed to June 10, needs one more week of customization.
This car feels like a spaceship. Words cannot describe the Limbik’s echo.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 29, 2021
Tesla showed off the Model S Plaid as part of its Battery Day presentation last September. It’s a step up from Tesla’s Ludicrous trim levels and can reach 0-60 mph in less than two seconds and reach top speeds of 200 mph, according to Musk, current specifications on Tesla’s website show. That said, the Plaid will have a range of between 390 and 412 miles, with the upcoming Plaid Plus going over 520 miles. Prices on Tesla’s website on Saturday show purchase prices for the Model S Plaid starting at $119,990 and the Plaid Plus at $149,990. Plaid Plus is listed as “available mid 2022”.
The Plaid made its debut in September 2019 at the Laguna Seca track where it ran in 1 minute 36 seconds.