The head of Tesla Elon Musk confirmed that the Model S liftback will get a new powerplant. This will not happen before 2020. It will be more powerful than the one that is currently being installed at the top-end Model S P100D+, and equipped her electric car cheaper than the closest competitor, it is likely about Porsche Taycan.
Tweets Mask a new power plant appears under the name Plaid. Just as Ludicrous, words borrowed from the movie “Spaceballs” – kinopremii on the classic trilogy of “Star wars.” According to preliminary information, the system will consist of three motors, and its impact will exceed 772 horsepower and 931 Nm of torque.
In addition to the Model S, “Plaid powertrain” will receive the Model X crossover and Targa Roadster. But to adapt it for a younger Model 3 and Model Y is not planned. In the sale of electric cars with new powertrain will appear in about a year. They will compete with the Porsche Turbo S Taycan (761 power and 1050 Nm of torque).
On the eve of the Tesla Model S with three-engine installation and modified chassis set the unofficial track record at Laguna Seca. Cityradio was the fastest car in the class, driving round in one minute 36,555 seconds. Electric car not only improved the achievement of the car with two motors, but was able to avoid, for example, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the result of which one minute 36,77 seconds.