2021 Tesla Model S Plaid Proves It’s More Than a Car

The 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid has made consumers a lot of promises — and, surprisingly, it’s managed to keep almost all of them. Sure, it’s a new high-performance, somewhat luxurious electric sedan, but in many ways, the Model S Plaid is even more than a car, giving it the edge that it needs to appeal to buyers in the market to spend that six-figure price tag on a new car. Of course, the 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid will get you from point A to point B in the same way any other vehicle can, but with its many features and community, it truly is more than just a car.

Tesla cars build a sense of community and
comradery between owners

Close up of Tesla logo on a charger at a Supercharger rapid battery charging station
Close up of Tesla logo on a charger at a Supercharger rapid battery charging station | Smith Collection, Gado, Getty Images

If you haven’t noticed, there are some brands that create a sense of immediate comradery between owners: Jeeps, BMW, Porsche, and of course my personal favorite: Lotus. Having a vehicle that offers all of the fun and quirky features of Tesla with the supercar-killing performance means that the 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid has the potential to be one of the most well-rounded vehicles on the market — of course, that doesn’t come without a high price, starting at $129,999. The headline-stealing EV is the pinnacle of Tesla fan ownership, outside of the yet-to-be-released Tesla Roadster, which, from the hype, is set to be way cooler than the original Tesla Roadster (you know, the one SpaceX and Elon Musk launched into orbit).

The 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid offers more features than any other vehicle on the market

What has set Tesla apart for so many years isn’t just the electric power and strikingly modern yet modest design, but rather all of the weird quirks and features that give the vehicles even more than other manufacturers have thought to offer. With the ability to stream shows and movies, play games, and customize the infotainment system, you could genuinely spend hours sitting in your garage just relaxing in your Tesla Model S Plaid. In this way, the car becomes more than just a way to get from point A to point B, it becomes an experience all on its own.

It’s actually a high-performance electric vehicle, too

You no longer have to compromise between having a fun weekend car and a reliable daily driver — because the Tesla Model S Plaid isn’t just a car, it’s a performance-oriented electric vehicle that competes well against even notably fast supercars on the drag strip. The 2021 Model S Plaid has a reported 1,020 hp launching this surprisingly powerful EV to a quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds and from 0 – 60 mph in 1.99 seconds. In fact, it’s one of the best high-end performance EVs on the market, with the next most exciting option being the Porsche Taycan Turbo S — the vehicle that will change your mind about EVs.

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