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Tesla Model S (2021). New restyling and ultra sporty version

Tesla Model S (2021).  New restyling and ultra sporty version

Tesla model s 2021

  Tesla is restyling the Model S. The electric sedan has a flywheel worthy of an airliner as well as new screens.  The Plaid version of more than 1000 hp joins the catalog to threaten the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. It is offered from € 89,990.

  Casually, the Tesla Model S has been on the market for nine years now.  While the competition is slowly becoming more pressing, the American electric sedan is getting a second restyling after that of 2016. Discreet on the outside despite slightly redesigned shields, the changes are more visible inside where the atmosphere "science  -fiction "is more important than ever.

  An unprecedented flying type aviation

  Always quick to talk, Tesla made a radical choice regarding the steering wheel of the "new" Model S by opting for an almost rectangular element whose rim does not go higher than the horizontal branches in the middle, reminiscent of the neck of certain aircraft.  .  This type of steering wheel is also found in racing cars or supercars, enough to arouse a certain curiosity about its ergonomics in daily use on board a sedan, especially for niches.  The question of its homologation in Europe also arises, the car having only been presented in North American configuration for the moment.  The firm will specify its European specifications soon.

  Tesla offers a new type of steering wheel on a mass production car.

 A game console on wheels

  The Model S retains a dashboard, digital, under cap.  To the right of it is a new 17-inch central screen now available horizontally.  Rear passengers are also entitled to a monitor installed on the back of the front center armrest.  The user interface has been redesigned and Tesla announces that it is possible to play latest generation video games such as The Witcher 3 or Cyberpunk 2077.

  The equipment list also includes two wireless chargers, a 960 W audio system with 22 speakers with active noise reduction, a magnetic center console, ventilated front seats and even new tri-zone air conditioning.

  Over 1,000 hp for the Model S Plaid

  With this restyling, Tesla launches the Model S Plaid announced last September.  This high-performance variant is the first production Tesla to feature a three-motor configuration.  It offers a colossal maximum power of 1,020 hp allowing it to reach 100 km / h in 2.1 s and a top speed of 322 km / h according to the manufacturer.  The latter also promises a range of 628 km.  All-wheel drive and electronic continuous torque distribution between the wheels are on the program, as well as a reworked chassis to handle these performances.  In France, the Model S Plaid is available to order for 119,990 €.  The 761hp Porsche Taycan Turbo S sold for € 189,934 had better watch out.

  The Plaid version promises supercar performance with a 0 to 100 km / h in 2.1 sec.

  Tesla even announces an even more muscular Model S Plaid +, 1,100 hp strong and capable of performing the 400 m a.i.  in less than 9s while still being able to travel 840 km on one charge.

  La Grande Autonomie, the only survivor of the old range

  Pulling the Model S range upwards, Tesla currently only offers the Large Autonomy version as an alternative to the Plaid and Plaid + variants in France.  It has two engines, therefore an all-wheel drive, and already displays very high level performance with a 0 to 100 km / h claimed in 3.2 s and an advertised top speed of 250 km / h  while the autonomy amounts to 663 km officially.

  The restyled Model S is only available in three versions for its French launch.  The Model S Grande Autonomie and Plaid must be delivered from next September in France;  the Model S Plaid + will arrive a little later.