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Tesla Cancels Model S Plaid+

Tesla has canceled plans to build the Model S Plaid+, an even speedier version of the super-fast flagship for the electric vehicle company.

Tesla announced the Plaid+ variant earlier this year as it continued testing the refresh of the Model S. The Plaid+ version promised a 0-60 mph time at 1.99 seconds and a top speed of 200 mph. The vehicle was slated for production in 2022, with a price tag of $149,990 before incentives.

Chief Executive Elon Musk offered some reasoning on Twitter for the decision to cancel the car. Musk said there’s “no need” because “Plaid is just so good.”

The Model S Plaid reportedly broke the 1/4-mile record as the fastest production car, running 152.09 mph in 9.247 seconds. The previous record-holder was the Bugatti Chiron. 

While it’s a bummer for those who had reserved the Plaid+, it sounds like the Plaid version will have all the performance they need.