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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Sunday that the Model S Plaid Plus has been “cancelled” since the standard Plaid is “simply so amazing.”
Tesla has been teasing the Model S Plaid since 2019, and Musk announced late this month that delivery for the car — which would reach peak speeds of 200 mph and ranges of 390 to 412 miles — will be pushed back to June 10th due to “one more week of tweaking.”
He also tweeted on Sunday that the Plaid could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than two seconds (a claim he has previously made).
The Plaid Plus was intended to have a range of more than 520 miles, but its specs were greyed out on Tesla’s website on Sunday, while the site still claims “Plaid Plus arriving in mid-2022.”
The Plaid Model S made its Laguna Seca racing debut in 2019, with a lap time of 1 minute and 36 seconds. Tesla later displayed the Model S Plaid during their Battery Day event in September.
While Musk may have been kidding on Twitter about the Plaid Plus being cancelled (maybe to bolster trust in the basic Plaid model? ), It seemed improbable, given his previous squabbles with the Securities and Exchange Commission over Tesla-related tweets.