Tesla Elon Musk CEO promised a more robust transport package option in future S and Model X models and the next-generation Roadster sports car that will drive acceleration and speed beyond the current high bar known as Ludicrous Mode.
Musk tweets Wednesday evening "The only thing behind Ludicrous is Plaid," a teaser for a high performance car and a reference to the movie Spaceballs.
These new high-performance versions of the Model S, Model X, and Bicycle It will contain what Musk describes as an engraved power train and is still about a year away from production.
This patterned force has already seen some patterned actions. Tesla revealed on Wednesday that the S-equipped transmission and chassis prototype set the Laguna Seca circuit at 1: 36: 555, the second fastest of the four-door sedan record.
The Plaid power train will not be provided in Form 3 or the lower cost Y, which is not expected to start production until late 2020. Musk also promised that this engraved power train would cost more than 'current offers', but will be delivered less than Competitors' without explaining what that means.
Cclose's followers may remember carmaker hints from the three powertrain range in the past.
When Tesla revealed a New Roadster A prototype in November 2017, Musk said it would have three engines and would be able to travel at a speed of at least 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 mph or more. Roadster production is not expected to start until 2020.
What's new is Tesla's plans to make this powerful three-engine motor available on the S and Model X. It is an important option, if it does. The S has been around since 2012 and since the introduction of the cheapest model 3, sales have fallen.
However, Musk said that X and S would not get Great update. If Tesla hopes to maintain demand for any of its high-margin luxury cars, it will be necessary to use new edges such as the engraved power kit.
Tesla first announced Ludicrous status in its Model S cars again in July 2015. While shareholders and customers were waiting for the arrival of the Model X, Musk unveiled several options for the company's S Sedan, including a cheaper version, a longer battery pack and "Ludicrous" mode "for faster acceleration.
The gentle mode, which improved the acceleration by 10% to allow drivers to move from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, came as a result of battery optimization. This new smelter, musk explained in Blog Post At that time, it has its own electronics and a small lithium-ion battery that monitors the current and protects against overcurrent.
Tesla also upgraded the main circuit breakers through high temperature at high temperature instead of steel. This enabled the battery pack to stay "pulsed" under heavy current heat. In the end, the maximum package output increased from 1300 to 1500 A.
Lockross was an addition of $ 10,000 for new buyers. Tesla lowered the price of existing S P85 owners for the first six months after the announcement and sold them the upgraded packaging electronics for Ludicrous Mode for $ 5,000.
In this 2015 blog post, Mazk Al-Musk said there was "one speed faster than irony, but this is reserved for the next generation of Roadster in 4 years: maximum patterned."