Here Is Our Clearest Look At The Plaid Model X Yet, And It Has A Rear Spoiler
Since Tesla announced the refreshed Model S & X back in January we have seen may be close to 100 new Model S testing on Tesla’s track, testing on the road, supercharging, loaded up on a truck, we even had a video of the new Model S user interface which showed off Insane Mode, Drag Strip Mode, and Smart Shifter.
As a result, all the focus has been on the refreshed Model S. Also most of the time when Musk talks about the refresh to the Model S and X, he usually references the Plaid Model S. However, arguably the Model X is the more important vehicle for Tesla’s line up.
For one, the SUV market is bigger than the sedan market. So Tesla has a chance of selling more Model X. This will increase Tesla’s revenue and also improve economies of scale which will be better for the company’s bottom line.
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And more significantly, at least when it comes to Tesla’s stated mission of “accelerating the advent of sustainable energy”, SUVs since bigger and less aerodynamic, burn more fuel per distance traveled and replacing SUVs Tesla will be able to get much closer to the company’s goal of sustainability with the Model X.
However, the new Model X has been hard to come by. There were some images early on that showed the vehicle from above. But the picture was from above and it was impossible to see any details.
That is until now, the Kilowatts in their drive around Tesla’s Fremont factory were able to spot two refreshed Model X vehicles. Both vehicles have a spoiler making them more likely to be the Model X’s Plaid variant.
— The Kilowatts (@klwtts) March 24, 2021
As you can see from the pictures we still would like to have a closer look at the vehicle. However, even if we don’t get any new spy shots deliveries of the vehicle are around the corner.
According to Tesla, Model X deliveries will start shortly after the new Model S starts delivery. Given the plethora of Model S sightings, deliveries are imminent and this would mean the new Model X is also a few weeks away.
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Even though Musk seems to be most excited about the Plaid Model S, the Model X is arguably a more impressive vehicle. Tesla’s Faberge egg already had features such as ultrasonic sensors that can see through metal and falcon-wing doors which aren’t available in any other vehicles.
And now with the new update, the Plaid Model X gets an impressive 0 to 60 time of 2.5 seconds. This makes it a 7 seat SUV that is as quick as the Buggati Veyron. The vehicle can also go flat out 163 miles per hour. Tesla didn’t release the quarter-mile time for the X however, it is sure to be impressive.
In addition, the new Model X also comes packed with several technology features such as active noise cancelation, 10 teraflops GPU, a Neural Net powered gear shift and windshield wipers.
So what do you think? Are you more excited about the new Model S or X? Which do you think is the more impressive vehicle? Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.
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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.