Tesla’s upcoming Model S Plaid variant will include a seven-seat configuration, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a tweet.
Replying to a Twitter user praising Tesla sedans, Musk said the Model S Plaid will be Tesla’s “best car ever.” And, he reminisced on a family road trip with 5 kids and two adults in a Model S. Tesla previously offered a seven-seat version of the original Model S.
Back in October 2019, Musk teased a Model S with three motors dubbed the “Plaid” edition, which reportedly bested the Porsche Taycan’s record run at the famed Nürburgring race track in Germany by 20 seconds. He also said the car would have “roomier” rear-facing jumpseats.
Tesla says the Model S Plaid will have the longest range and quickest acceleration of any electric vehicle in production. With updated battery architecture, Tesla says the cars are capable of consistent 1/4 mile runs. First deliveries are expected in 2022.