Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Sunday that the carmaker’s Model S Plaid Plus has been “cancelled” because the base Plaid is “just as good.”
Tesla has been teasing its Model S Plaid since 2019, and Musk said late last month that delivery of the vehicle — which will have top speeds of 200 mph and range between 390 and 412 miles — would be pushed to June 10 because it needed “a more week of tweaking.”
He also tweeted on Sunday that the Plaid could go from zero to 60mph in under two seconds (a statement he made earlier).
0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds. Fastest production car of any kind ever made. Must be felt to be believed.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 6, 2021
The Plaid Plus is said to have a range of over 520 miles, but specs on Tesla’s website on Sunday are grayed out, though the site still says “Plaid Plus will be available mid-2022.”
The Plaid Model S made its debut at the Laguna Seca racetrack in 2019, completing the course in 1 minute 36 seconds. Tesla later showed the Model S Plaid as part of its Battery Day presentation in September.
While it’s possible Musk was joking on Twitter about canceling the Plaid Plus (perhaps to boost confidence in the mainstream Plaid model?), it seems unlikely given he’s already in tangles with the Securities and Exchange Commission. for past tweets about Tesla affairs.