Last year Tesla began developing an original version of the Model S called “Plaid.” A variant that was being tuned at the Nürburgring to debunk the myth that electric cars are only fast on straights lines. The “Plaid” team will incorporate another member of the family: Cybertruck.
Elon Musk stated that he will drive a Cybertruck Plaid as a private vehicle on his Twitter account, where without giving more details, indicated that Tesla is working on an extreme version of the pickup.
Plaid Cybertruck is what I will drive— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 9, 2020
This is the first time that reference is made to the possibility of having a “Plaid” version of the electric vehicle, which so far had three confirmed: one with a single-engine (rear-wheel drive) that will exceed 402 km EPA range and will cost $39,900 before aid (and taxes). Another with two engines (all-wheel drive) and more than 483 km EPA and the last one with three engines (all-wheel drive) and more than 805 km EPA.
But we will see how the Cybertruck will receive a fourth version. It will undoubtedly give a lot to talk about thanks to a system that we can expect to reach between 800 and 1,000 HP of power from a set of three engines. It is very likely to be the same The Model S has, a battery with a higher capacity than the standard ones, to provide it with even more prominence and attractiveness for buyers.
A real nightmare for combustion engine pickups which already had plenty to think about with all three versions. Now to see how the most profitable arc for brands will also receive a competition in the form of a truck capable of very possibly accelerating to the 100 km/h in about 3 seconds. Thus improving in 2 seconds the figure of the great reference, the Ford F-150 Raptor, in addition to having a demolishing torque to drag large loads.