Eccentric gentleman and Tesla CEO Elon Musk officially revealed the Model S Plaid at a live event from the company’s home in Fremont, California on Thursday night. As expected, the event started late and was full of insane numbers and outlandish claims. Of course, we hope they’re all true.
Some of the bigger boasts include that the vehicle will remember your moves in certain locations, and be able to do things like back out of your driveway or get out of a parking lot once it learns your patterns, “like it’s reading your mind.” Musk also said that it will get 187 miles of range in 15 minutes and that he’ll be “delivering 1,000 cars per week by next quarter.”
The new Plaid will have the lowest drag coefficient of any vehicle at 0.208, says Musk, and that once it is crash tested he “expects it to get the lowest probability of injury ever tested in a vehicle.”
Inside, the Plaid gets three-zone climate control, adjusted by sliding your finger around a visual representation of the cabin, which seems a little weird. It has a 17-inch touchscreen laid out in portrait mode, as well as a smaller screen for rear passengers.