The Model S has been arguably the most important electric car introduced by Tesla in the 21st century, even though it wasn’t the first model Tesla ever built. The American sedan has proven since its inception that electric vehicles are not only eco-friendly but also pleasant to drive and practical for everyday commuting and long rides. Its ground-breaking performance and driving range have compelled almost every automaker in the world to adapt and prepare for an electric future.
With many automakers announcing plans for their own electric luxury sedans, the longest-serving marque of the tech mogul has finally received a much-needed revamp. The latest version has a few key stylistic modifications, particularly in the interiors, and gives this iconic sedan a new lease of life, raising competition. In fact, some of these modifications may point to Tesla’s long-term vision of a self-driving future.
When compared to the previous generation Model S, there is a significant gain in both electric range and performance. The 2021 Tesla Model S is finally here, after much anticipation, suspense, and rumors. So, without further fuss, let’s deep dive into what’s new in the refreshed Tesla Model S.
Tesla’s Most Powerful And Quickest All New Model S Plaid Variant
With a fully new, long-awaited Plaid Variant, the Tesla Model S has seen the most radical variations since its birth. The sedan is the most powerful and fastest Tesla, putting it ahead of its rivals, such as the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, Lucid Air, and Audi RS e-Tron GT.
With the exception of a somewhat sportier design and distinctive “Plaid” badging, this new variant appears virtually identical to other trims of the Model S at first sight. The all-new Plaid trim replaces the previous Performance variant and is powered by Tesla’s new three-motor, all-wheel-drive electric powertrain, which boasts some impressive stats.
This high-performance variant of the brand’s flagship bumps out a massive 1,020 horsepower and a single-charge range of 390 miles. With this astonishing powerhouse, thanks to the new carbon-sleeved and extra motor, it can sprint 0-60 mph in less than two seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.
Dynamic Redesigned Interior
Tesla’s cars have always had a…