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Carbon Sleeved Rotors

Due to the massive RPM and the centrifugal force, the carbon sleeve holds the rotor together. According to Elon, this is the first time any electric car is equipped with carbon sleeves.

PS5 Level Performance

If you’re a gamer, you probably understand that it takes a lot of graphics and processing power to run Cyberpunk 2077. The Model S Plaid is equipped with the AMD Ryzen processor with its own integrated graphics paired with a discrete AMD RDNA 2 GPU. 

New Heat Pump

The new Model 3 and Ys have the new heat pump, and the Model S Plaid also got a newly engineered heat pump. Range is 30% better in cold weather and requires 50% less energy. Northerners will be very happy about this!

Tri Motor (20K RPM)

The Plaid is able to reach sub 2-seconds thanks to the newly engineered three-motors which can go up to 20,000 RPM (or a little more). This also allows Plaid to maintain a 1,000 horsepower at 200 mph.

Immersive Sound

Tesla developed the new sound system and codec in-house, adding acoustic glass to improve highway noise and better immersive experience.

New User Interface

The new UI focuses on customizability and more gestures. Users will now be able to drag and drop their favorite apps into the “homepage” of the screen.

Deliveries Start Now!

The first 25 Plaid Model S are being delivered today. According to the Tesla website, the Plaid will be delivered this month if you order today.

Bonus: Waypoints

In the middle of the presentation, Elon asked the crowd, “Okay does everyone here want waypoints?” Everybody in the crowd cheered, and Elon agreed that he’ll make it happen. We’ll see when it comes out!