The world-renowned, eccentric entrepreneur stated during the presentation that the vehicle has a range of about 628 km (390 miles) and more than 1,000 horsepower, with a max speed of over 320 kph (200 mph).
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, presented the company’s new Model S Plaid on Thursday, calling it “the quickest production vehicle ever made.”
The vehicle, which is priced at around $130,000 on Tesla’s website, can go from 0 to 60 mph in under 2 seconds, making it the world’s fastest automobile available for purchase, according to Musk.
Musk outlined why Tesla set out to build such a fast automobile during the event.
The first deliveries of the Model S Plaid began on Thursday as the event concluded, with 25 buyers receiving the first automobiles. And Tesla is expected to sell 1,000 vehicles each week by the end of the quarter, according to Musk.
The name of the car is a reference to the comedy classic “Spaceballs,” in which a spacecraft accelerates beyond ludicrous speed and enters “plaid.”
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