After saying the impending new Tesla ‘Plaid powertrain’ the day before today, Elon Musk mentioned that Tesla had every other Type S prototype with 7 seats.
Following the hot release of the Porsche Taycan, Musk seems to be on a project to turn that Tesla’s automobiles are nonetheless the highest-performance EVs to be had nowadays.
Closing week, he mentioned that Tesla would deliver a Type S to Nürburgring race observe — proper after Porsche established a brand new 4-door electrical automotive report on the observe.
Musk later mentioned that the Type S is on the observe in Germany, however it feels like they gained’t be ready to check out for a report this week.
As an alternative, they became their sight house and broke a report on the Laguna Seca racetrack with a prototype Type S.
The day prior to this, Tesla introduced that the Type S that broke the report at Laguna Seca this week had a brand new ‘Plaid powertrain’ and a brand new ‘chassis prototype’.
Now Musk is speaking about every other new function or model for the Type S.
The CEO says that the Type S prototype in Germany has 7 seats:
Type S at Nürburgring has 7 seats
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2019
It’s no longer precisely transparent what the CEO manner through that since Tesla used to provide rear-facing seats for youngsters within the Type S – technically making it a 7-seater.
Alternatively, Tesla couldn’t name it a 7-seater for the reason that rear-facing seats had been for youngsters so that they name it a “5+2” and so they ended up discontinuing the function.
Musk explicitly mentioned that the brand new Type S prototype in Nürburgring has “7 seats” to “lift 7 other folks”, which might imply that it’s a unique configuration than the rear-facing seat.
Tesla is thought to have introduced a number of new Type S prototypes with its new powertrain on the Nürburgring racetrack for trying out over the following few weeks.
It might be roughly sneaky for Elon to be speaking about rear-facing seats right here.
I believe he’s speaking a few new 7 full-seat configuration for the Type S. It’s no longer inconceivable to consider since Tesla controlled to squeeze a third-row within the Type Y.
Alternatively, I don’t see why.
That used to be at all times Type X’s area. When you sought after a Tesla with a 7-seat configuration, you’ll want to order a Type X as an alternative of a Type S.
I simply in reality no longer see a vital marketplace for a 7-seat functionality sedan, however please proper me if I’m flawed.
On every other notice, the featured symbol (from Autoblog) is of some of the Type S prototypes that Tesla delivered to Nürburgring – perhaps even that 7=seater Elon is speaking about.
However what I in finding attention-grabbing is the ‘P100D+’ badge. It’s most definitely a connection with the brand new Plaid powertrain, however Tesla is transferring clear of the P100D badging or any badging referencing the power capability so It’s not that i am transparent what’s going on right here.
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