The world’s quickest car has finally arrived … five months late.
Tesla held a delivery event for the new Model S Plaid at its Fremont, Calif., factory on Thursday night after previously saying it would be available in February. Twenty-five cars were handed over to their owners.
The sedan is the top version of the redesigned Model S and priced at $129,990, which is $10,000 more than it was originally advertised for. Existing orders placed at the $119,990 price will be honored, however, Tesla said.
The Model S Plaid features a tri-motor powertrain with two electric motors in the rear and one in the front that combine to generate 1,020 hp, according to Tesla, making it the most-powerful sedan on sale today.
Tesla claims it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 2 seconds and cover a quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds, which would both be production car records, and hit a top speed of 200 mph.
Its range is rated at 390 miles between charges and it can replenish the battery with 187 miles worth of electricity in 15 minutes at a Tesla Supercharger station.