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Tesla’s 1,100HP Model S Plaid Is The Fastest-Accelerating Production Car Ever

Since the inception of the electric vehicle brand in 2003, Tesla has consistently stood at the forefront of EV technology, with a parade of ever-more-capable proton-powered cars. And for 2022, the Palo Alto-based EV purveyor aims to continue that tradition with the rollout of the latest generation of the Model S and Model X.

Both models have been treated to a facelift, and now boast improved specs over their already high-performance predecessors. The interiors have also been completely reworked and now feature panoramic glass roofs, 22-speaker, 960W sound systems, HEPA air filtration systems, ultraviolet and infrared-protected windows, and KITT-inspired yoke-style steering wheels — the latter of which can be used as a video game controller (while parked) on the cars’ 17” main display or new 8” rear set display. For those looking for even more performance, Tesla has created the ultra-premium Plaid Edition variants. The $140,000 Model S Plaid generates 1,100hp and sports a massive 520-mile range and a sub-two-second 0-60mph time, reportedly giving it the fastest 1/4 mile acceleration time of any production vehicle in history. The $119,990 Plaid-spec Model X makes 1,020hp and boasts a 2.5 second 06-mph time, a 340-mile range, and a 163mph top speed. Available now, the 2022 Tesla Model S and Model X start from $69,420 and $79,990 respectively.

Purchase: $69,420+