Tesla is pulling the plug on the most expensive version of its flagship sedan, the Model S Plaid Plus, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter.
The company had previously announced plans to sell the premium car — which was advertised as being able to go more than 520 miles on a fully charged battery — for almost $150,000, $30,000 more than the standard “Plaid” version.
Tesla still plans a “Plaid” version of the Model S, which is advertised as being able to go 390 miles per charge.
Both versions of the car were expected to have three motors, more than the two in earlier versions of the car, and both were expected to be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 in about 2 seconds.
“Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good,” Musk tweeted Sunday. “0 to 60mph in under 2 secs. Quickest production car ever made of any kind. Has to be felt to be believed.”
The unusual “Plaid” name is reportedly a reference to the 1987 Star Wars parody “Spaceballs.”
0 to 60mph in under 2 secs. Quickest production car ever made of any kind. Has to be felt to be believed.