Model S Plaid With Yoke Steering Wheel Spotted Near Factory

A Tesla Model S Plaid was spotted near the company’s Fremont factory last week, signaling that the top-of-the-line sedan may be ready for deliveries soon. 

Twitter user @BLKMDL3 shared the photos, featuring a Midnight Silver Metallic Model S with a Plaid badge. He said the car also featured a yoke steering wheel, a design that is reportedly under review by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Plaid will have 390 miles of range, pack 1,100 horsepower, travel 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds, and a top speed over 200 mph. Chief Executive Elon Musk said last week that the Model S Plaid will be Tesla’s “best car ever.”

The new photos show the Plaid edition’s updated exterior, featuring a wider body intended to improve the driving experience for the high-performance sedan. 

With several sightings of Plaid cars around Tesla’s factory in recent months, it seems Tesla is close to a production version of the vehicle. The Model S Plaid starts at $119,990.

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