Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced on Sunday that the Model S Plaid Plus, its most expensive kind of its flagship sedan, will be canceled.
The company’s new Model S’ Plaid Plus version was recently promised by Tesla and Musk to provide its clients with 1,100 horsepower, fully charged batteries that could power a travel of 520 miles of range, as well as an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph below a couple of seconds.
Musk on Sunday tells his above 50 million Twitter followers that “Plaid+ is canceled. No need, as Plaid is just so good,” adding that “0 to 60mph in under 2 secs. Quickest production car ever made of any kind. Has to be felt to be believed.”
Model S Plaid Plus’ price has reached nearly $150, 000 in March following the increase by $10, 000. In a CNET report, the Model S Plaid Plus variant was no longer available among the options on the company’s website around the last week of May.
This leaves the $119, 900 worth Model S Plaid as the deluxe version of its kind. Among other features, it has 1,020 horsepower and acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a couple of seconds.
Previously, Musk intended to hold a “delivery” program for the Model S Plaid. The event was planned to be at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California and was scheduled June 3.
The date was pushed to June 10, as Musk said the product still requires “one more week of tweak.”
Tesla has been affected by the supply chain problems, especially on computer chip shortage, just like other automakers in North America suffer.