Home BUSINESS Elon Musk says Tesla’s new Type S prototype is a 7 seater – Electrek

Elon Musk says Tesla’s new Type S prototype is a 7 seater – Electrek


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:

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.

Electrek’s Take

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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