Tesla unveils the Model S Plaid, which can go 0 to 60 in under 2 seconds

After pushing it back several months, Tesla has started to deliver its long-awaited Model S Plaid, its fastest car yet. 

At the company’s Fremont, California factory on Thursday, CEO Elon Musk and the company’s lead designer, Franz von Holzhausen, introduced the car, which goes 0 to 60 in under 2 seconds.

‘Faster than Porsche but safer than Volvo,’ Musk said during the event livestream.

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The car is priced at $129,990, $10,000 more than initially estimated.  

Tesla has started to deliver its long-awaited Model S Plaid, the world’s quickest car o Thursday

'Faster than Porsche but safer than Volvo,' CEO Elon Musk said during the livestream

‘Faster than Porsche but safer than Volvo,’ CEO Elon Musk said during the livestream

The car can go 0 to 60 in under 2 seconds and has a top speed of 200mph

The car can go 0 to 60 in under 2 seconds and has a top speed of 200mph

It’s unclear why Tesla raised the price and Tesla has not yet responded to requests for comment from DailyMail.com. 

According to the company’s website, the tri-motor Model S Plaid has a 390-mile range, a top speed of 200mph and 1,020 horsepower. 

With a dual motor configuration, it can go 412 miles on a single charge.

It’s also capable of traveling 187 miles on just a 15-minute charge, Musk added.

To achieve 200mph, drivers need ‘proper wheels and tires,’ which according to the website, will not be available until fall 2021.     

‘With the longest range and quickest acceleration of any electric vehicle in production, Model S Plaid is the highest performing sedan ever built,’ Tesla wrote on its website. ‘Both Long Range and Plaid powertrains, with updated battery architecture, are capable of back-to-back, consistent 1/4 mile runs.’ 

Musk, 49, noted that the Model S Plaid with Autopilot would make it easier for drivers to take the most efficient route. 

It will guess the location, direction and route until it ‘will just keep minimizing the amount of input that you need to do until the car just reads your mind.’

The 4,766-pound Model S Plaid also will be more energy efficient, with an HVAC system capable of using 50 percent less energy and a pump that improves cold-weather range by 30 percent. 

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