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2021 Tesla Model S - Finally A Noteworthy Refresh

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Tesla updated the Model S for the 2021 model year with significant upgrades for the first time in almost a decade

The Model S has been around for a decade now, but Tesla didn’t bother refreshing it much over the years. It was a hit and there was no competition; so it didn’t really have to. But, that’s not the case now and the company has finally stepped up accordingly. The 2021 Model S doesn’t come with a whole lot of changes on the outside, but there is a lot of new stuff inside. Tesla will also be coming up with the Plaid model later this year and Plaid+ next year. But, otherwise, does the 2021 model get any better?

 

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This Tesla Model S Plaid Prototype Takes Aerodynamics to the Next Level

This Tesla Model S Plaid Prototype Takes Aerodynamics to the Next Level

The Model S Plaid with the Aero Package was spied at the Nürburgring and on public roads with that active rear wing in action

The Tesla Model S Plaid was spotted testing at the Nürburgring recently with an aero package equipped. Now, three prototypes have been spotted by our spy photographers on the ‘Ring as well as on the public roads. The highlight, of course, is the aero package and that active rear spoiler, but we also spotted it riding on different tires on the public roads and the track. With the way the testing is going, we think the package will be released soon.

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Can the Tesla Plaid Beat the Heat?

Can the Tesla Plaid Beat the Heat?

The mighty Plaid takes on an old-school big tire ’80 Chevy Camaro cop car in a 1/4 mile showdown

It’s not every day that you get to run alongside and race a cop car. But with the “Take it to the Track” event currently underway at the Orlando Speedway World, you can. And this time around, it’s not just any cop car. In this showdown, Andrew from the Tesla Plaid Channel takes on a fire-breathing 1980 big tire Camaro Police car.

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Is This Latest Model S Prototype A ‘Track Pack' For The Plaid Or Is It The Plaid+?

Is This Latest Model S Prototype A ‘Track Pack’ For The Plaid Or Is It The Plaid+?

A Model S Plaid prototype was spotted testing around the Nürburgring and it could either be a Track Pack or the Plaid+ that never happened!

When Tesla decided to up the ante with the Model S, it had two versions in the pipeline – the Plaid and the Plaid+. However, in June 2020, Elon Musk announced on Twitter that the Plaid+ is canceled since the “Plaid is just so good”. Seeing the Plaid, I’m quite sure no one really needs more power and performance; well, not right away, though. But, a lot of us were wondering what it would’ve been like.

If you belong to that set, then here’s some news for you. It looks like the Model S Plaid+ isn’t dead because it was recently spotted testing at the Nürburgring; or is it just a Track Pack? Whatever it is, it is exciting.

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This Lamborghini Huracan EVO's Self-Confidence Was Shattered When It Faced The Tesla Model S Plaid

This Lamborghini Huracan EVO’s Self-Confidence Was Shattered When It Faced The Tesla Model S Plaid

The Tesla Model S Plaid was way too hot for the Lamborghini Huracan EVO

Brooks from DragTimes brought two of his prized possessions from his collection to the drag strip. One of them is the Tesla Model S Plaid and the other, a Lamborghini Huracan EVO. The Huracan EVO is no slouch by any means, but it was no match for the Model S Plaid. All the Lamborghini models will be electrified by 2024, so until, then, the Lamborghini models might face humiliation this way against the likes of fast EVs.

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Even The Mighty Porsche Taycan Turbo S Doesn't Stand A Chance Against The Tesla Model S Plaid

Even The Mighty Porsche Taycan Turbo S Doesn’t Stand A Chance Against The Tesla Model S Plaid

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S, the Tesla Model S Plaid’s chief rival, also couldn’t beat it on the drag strip

No matter how many times we see the Tesla Model S Plaid crush its competitors, we still can’t have enough of it. While most of its rivals lose within the first couple of seconds of a drag race, there are some which show grit and determination. One of them is the Porsche Taycan Turbo S – the best EV model that Porsche has to offer. But, I’m afraid, even that isn’t much of a competition.

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The Mercedes S-Class Takes The Tesla Model S For Granted And Regrets Almost Immediately

The Mercedes S-Class Takes The Tesla Model S For Granted And Regrets Almost Immediately

Even in the non-Plaid form, the Tesla Model S is an absolute beast on the drag strip

The Tesla Model S Plaid has been in the news ever since it came to life. It is undoubtedly the king of drag strips and has proven its might enough number of times in the past. Whether it’s the McLaren 765 LT, the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, the Nissan GT-R, the Dodge Demon, or heck, even a 1,200-horsepower Mustang GT500; the Plaid has obliterated all of them.

But, in the midst of all this, we’ve forgotten what a beast the standard Tesla Model S is. But, the folks at Carwow have reminded us of the EV’s prowess on the drag strip by pitting it against the Mercedes-Benz S-Class S500.

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Can a 1000-Horsepower McLaren 720S Take Down the Mighty Tesla Model S Plaid?

Can a 1000-Horsepower McLaren 720S Take Down the Mighty Tesla Model S Plaid?

A highly tuned Mclaren goes up against the Tesla Model S Plaid. Which one will come out on top? Lets find out.

In the latest Hoonigan showdown of THIS vs THAT it’s yet another gas vs electric face-off, where a tuned McLaren 720 S that produces 1000 horsepower, takes on the mighty Tesla Model S Plaid, which is the fastest production car ever.

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Watch A Kawasaki ZX14 Drag Bike Try to Humble the Tesla Model S Plaid

Watch A Kawasaki ZX14 Drag Bike Try to Humble the Tesla Model S Plaid

Can this highly tuned Drag Bike take down the Plaid?

A Tesla Model S Plaid was recently challenged to a surprise duel from a Kawasaki ZX 14 at the Orlando Speedway World, “Take it to the Track” event currently underway every Thursday until October 14th. It is sponsored by local law enforcement in a bid to discourage street racing.

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Can The McLaren 765 LT Score An Upset Victory Over The Tesla Model S Plaid On The Drag Strip?

Can The McLaren 765 LT Score An Upset Victory Over The Tesla Model S Plaid On The Drag Strip?

You know the Model S Plaid is seriously fast when the McLaren 765 LT plays the underground in a face-off

Brooks from DragTimes brought two of his best vehicles on the drag strip for a face-off. The contenders are a Tesla Model S Plaid and a McLaren 765 LT. The Plaid is invincible, but the McLaren is no slouch. The 765 LT was the quickest production car to a quarter-mile before the Plaid arrived, taking just 9.3 seconds at 150+ mph. So, this will be an interesting match-up. From the looks of it, the Plaid might claim the bragging rights, but could the McLaren score some upset victories?

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Tesla Model S Plaid Top Speed Officially Uncovered

Tesla Model S Plaid Top Speed Officially Uncovered

The Tesla Model S Plaid managed to touch 269 kph, or 167.14 mph, on the Nürburgring, and this is the best we’ve seen to date

The Model S Plaid set a new record for the fastest production EV at the Nürburgring, snatching the record from Porsche. Elon Musk confirmed this on Twitter, but Tesla also uploaded a video of the run from Model S Plaid’s onboard camera. It seems like a pretty neat view of the action, but there’s something else that caught our attention – the top speed.

The driver managed to touch 269 kph, or 167.14 mph, in this run, which is the best the car has done to date.

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It's Official: Tesla Model S Plaid Has Broken The Porsche Taycan's Nürburgring Record!!

It’s Official: Tesla Model S Plaid Has Broken The Porsche Taycan’s Nürburgring Record!!

The Model S Plaid broke Taycan’s record by 12 seconds to snatch its crown

The Tesla Model S Plaid has been spied at the Nürburgring numerous times in the past and the only logical explanation was it attempting to break the record for the fastest production EV. Now, the cat’s out of the bag. Elon Musk tweeted to confirm that the Model S Plaid has officially set a new record, dethroning the Porsche Taycan and beating its record by a margin of 12 seconds!

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This Drag Race Shows That Your Best Bet Is A Tesla Model S Plaid If You Have A Cop Car On Your Ass!

This Drag Race Shows That Your Best Bet Is A Tesla Model S Plaid If You Have A Cop Car On Your Ass!

Not that you should try to outrun a cop car, but the Model S Plaid will leave it in the dust

Erik Strait from “DÆrik” uploaded a drag racing video on his YouTube channel. It includes the king of the drag strip, the Tesla Model S Plaid, going up against a Colorado State patrol car. We know which car wins, but it’s still fun to see the Plaid obliterate other cars on the drag strip.

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Tesla Model S Plaid vs. Suzuki Hayabusa vs. Kawasaki ZX-14R

Tesla Model S Plaid vs. Suzuki Hayabusa vs. Kawasaki ZX-14R

Can the Mighty Busa and ZX-14R take down Plaid? Read on to find out.

The Tesla Model S Plaid launched a few months ago. Ever since then, it has pretty much-dominated Drag strips across the country with its sub-10-second quarter-mile times. Barring a showdown against the Rimac Nevera, the Plaid has taken down some of the most potent and powerful purpose-built drag machines.

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Check Out This Strange Tesla Model S Plaid on the Nürburgring

Check Out This Strange Tesla Model S Plaid on the Nürburgring

The Model S Plaid was spotted at the Nürburgring yet again, this time doing some super-hot laps

It’s not even been a month since we spotted the Model S Plaid at the Nürburgring. Now, the car has been spotted again running laps. YouTube channel CarSpyMedia has uploaded a video of the Model S Plaid running hot laps at the ‘Ring. You can even see it overtake the BMW i4 and the Mercedes-AMG EQS. It looks like Porsche Taycan’s record could be broken soon.

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This Tuned 1,200-Horsepower Ford Mustang GT500 Is Out To Draw Blood Against The Invincible Tesla Model S Plaid

This Tuned 1,200-Horsepower Ford Mustang GT500 Is Out To Draw Blood Against The Invincible Tesla Model S Plaid

The Model S Plaid has been a bully on the drag strip, but it may have finally met its match in this 1,200-horsepower Mustang

After obliterating the likes of the GT-R, the Taycan Turbo S, and most recently, the Dodge Demon, the Tesla Model S Plaid faced its next challenger (or should we say, its next ‘victim’?) in the form of a tuned Ford Mustang GT500. The Mustang puts out 1,200 horses; almost 200 ponies more than its electric rival. Just like the Tesla, this Mustang is also a sub-10-second car. Will the Plaid finally succumb to an internal combustion-engined car in straight-line races?

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Here's What Two of the Biggest Names on YouTube Have to Say About the Model S Plaid

Here’s What Two of the Biggest Names on YouTube Have to Say About the Model S Plaid

Tech YouTuber MKBHD recently got a chance to catch up with Doug DeMuro on the WafeForm Podcast

As a guy who loves his tech and cars, MKBHD a.k.a Marques Brownlee & Doug Demuro, are two names that I swear by to consume content. I was ecstatic when I found out that the two appeared in the same frame, where they spoke about the new Model S Plaid on the Waveform Podcast.

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Watch The Dodge Demon Get Exorcised On The Drag Strip By The Tesla Model S Plaid

Watch The Dodge Demon Get Exorcised On The Drag Strip By The Tesla Model S Plaid

The invincible Model S Plaid’s exorcism of the Demon is exactly why Dodge needs the EV muscle car ASAP!

The Model S Plaid’s dominance continues. In case you’re unaware of what a bully the Model S Plaid can be on the drag strip, let us remind that the car has obliterated and humiliated cars like the Nissan GT-R and even the Porsche Taycan Turbo S! Surprisingly, it lost to a remote control car on one occasion.

But, anyway, DragTimes has brought the Model S Plaid to the drag strip to take on the Dodge Demon, a muscle car known for its ferocious nature. But, the Model S Plaid tames it with utmost ease. How often do you see a Demon get humbled like this?

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Rimac Nevera vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is The Drag Race We've All Been Waiting For!

Rimac Nevera vs Tesla Model S Plaid Is The Drag Race We’ve All Been Waiting For!

The dawn of the EV wars is upon us; which one of these ballistic EVs will dominate?

Two of the hottest electric vehicles on the market right now, the Rimac Nevera & the recently launched Tesla Model S Plaid, go head-to-head across three-quarter-mile drag races. The DragTimes YouTube Channel has put out a video of one of the best races of the year.

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Watch The Tesla Model S Take On The German Trio Of The Audi e-Tron GT, The Mercedes EQS, and The Porsche Taycan

Watch The Tesla Model S Take On The German Trio Of The Audi e-Tron GT, The Mercedes EQS, and The Porsche Taycan

The Model S is the most powerful of the lot, but it isn’t the Performance model

The folks at Carwow brought in four of the best EVs that money can buy you today. The contenders include an Audi e-Tron GT, a Mercedes EQS, a Porsche Taycan 4S, and a Tesla Model S. The Model S is the veteran of the lot, but can it defeat its fairly new rivals on the drag strip?

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Tesla Model S Plaid Sets A New Quarter-Mile World Record For A Production Car... Again!

Tesla Model S Plaid Sets A New Quarter-Mile World Record For A Production Car... Again!

This Model S Plaid completed quarter-mile in 9.081 seconds, thus beating Jay Leno’s record run from a month back

The Tesla Model S Plaid is the talk of the town these days and it needs no introduction. It is the fastest production car and has been dominating drag strips all around the globe. From spanking the Nissan GT-R’s ass to obliterating a Porsche Taycan Turbo S, the only real competition it has faced so far was from a remote control car!

To further cement its legacy as the quarter-mile king, the Model S Plaid has beaten its own record within a couple of months of setting a record. This time, it recorded a time of 9.081 seconds! The way it’s going, this record might also be broken soon.

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Watch The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Get Schooled By The Tesla Model S Plaid On The Drag Strip

Watch The Porsche Taycan Turbo S Get Schooled By The Tesla Model S Plaid On The Drag Strip

You don’t see the Porsche Taycan get mercilessly beaten on a drag strip very often

The Porsche Taycan Turbo S is the most powerful Taycan you can buy today. The car is even more powerful than the Taycan model that currently holds the record for being the fastest four-door EV on the Nurburgring. But, after enjoying dominance for some time, the Taycan Turbo S is finally down and under, courtesy of the Tesla Model S Plaid. The Plaid comes with unbelievable specs and it was only a matter of time before it faced the Taycan Turbo S. The folks at DragTimes got these two quick and fast beasts on the drag strip for some quarter-mile runs only for the German to get see a set of taillights in every single race. Dominating fuel-powered supercars is one thing, but humiliating a really quick $200,000 EV? That’s just ludicrous (pun intended).

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We Now Have Proof That Tesla Is Trying to Dethrone the Porsche Taycan At The Nürburgring

We Now Have Proof That Tesla Is Trying to Dethrone the Porsche Taycan At The Nürburgring

The only explanation for the Model S Plaid to return to Green Hell is to set a new record for a four-door EV

Tesla was quite active at the Green Hell before the Covid hit us, but it seems like it’s back there again; this time, with a prototype of the Model S Plaid. The only logical explanation for the red prototype to be there is it gunning for a record lap. The company had unofficially set a record back in 2019, but is back two years later to set another record that could possibly be an official attempt to dethrone the Porsche Taycan. Exciting stuff, isn’t it?

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This Tesla Model S Plaid Roars And Grunts Like A Dodge Hellcat!

This Tesla Model S Plaid Roars And Grunts Like A Dodge Hellcat!

The burbles of a supercharged Hellcat V-8 on a Tesla Model S Plaid is intriguing and disturbing at the same time

Switching to EVs isn’t just the next step into the future. It’s a friggin’ paradigm shift. One of the things that is putting off a lot of people is how silent EVs are. If you’ve been driving an internal combustion-engined car for decades, EVs will disappoint you in the aural department. While many governments have mandated that EVs come with external speakers to notify pedestrians about the EV approaching them, Tesla has taken this to the next level.

Tesla allows you to use any soundtrack for the external speakers, and YouTuber Brooks Weisblat from Drag Times showcases the same on his Tesla Model S Plaid. In his latest video, he has enabled the Dodge Hellcat’s sound on his Plaid and it is weirdly incomprehensible to us.

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A Remote Control Car Steps Up Against The Invincible Model S Plaid... And Defeats It!

A Remote Control Car Steps Up Against The Invincible Model S Plaid... And Defeats It!

The Model S Plaid was in a league of its own in straight-line races; until now

The folks at ‘That Racing Channel’ laid their hands on the new Tesla Model S Plaid. We’ve seen the quickest production EV in action many times, but it still manages to surprise us every single time. The Model S Plaid has slaughtered the GT-R on a drag strip in the past, and a slightly tweaked version has made short work of the Pikes Peak recently. All this made the Tesla Model S look invincible, but the car seems to finally its kryptonite. No, it’s not a high-end supercar or a new ’Performance’ (pun intended) EV; it’s a remote control car! Sounds insane, doesn’t it?

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Does The Tesla Model S Stand Any Chance Against An F1 Car On A Drag Strip?

Does The Tesla Model S Stand Any Chance Against An F1 Car On A Drag Strip?

The Tesla Model S is quicker off the line, but let’s not forget its going up against an F1 car

Tesla cars have been putting fuel-powered supercars and sports cars to shame in straight-line races for many years now. With the introduction of the Model S Plaid, Tesla took it to the next level. Before the Model S Plaid, the Model S Performance was the epitome of speed and agility. We know how it takes on the likes of Ferraris and Porsches, but how will it perform against an F1 car? The folks at Driven decided to test and it actually made for an interesting encounter.

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Ride Along With Randy Pobst In The Tesla Model S Plaid That Dominated Pikes Peak!

Ride Along With Randy Pobst In The Tesla Model S Plaid That Dominated Pikes Peak!

Coming back strong after last year’s crash, Randy Pobst has set the quickest time recorded in the Exhibition Class this year in his Tesla Model S Plaid

This year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb had spectators, but the weather played the spoilsport. That, however, didn’t dampen Randy Pobst’s spirits, who can be seen hooting while expertly carving the corners in his climb. In what was Randy’s eighth Pikes Peak appearance, he went on to win the event and also recorded the best time in the Exhibition Class. His steed for the year was a customized Tesla Model S Plaid sans the Yoke steering.

Thanks to the onboard video, we get to witness the climb from Randy’s point of view!

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A Tesla Model S Plaid Spanks the Nissan GT-R In This 1/4-Mile Drag Race

A Tesla Model S Plaid Spanks the Nissan GT-R In This 1/4-Mile Drag Race

The Model S Plaid has destroyed the Nissan GT-R in ways you can’t imagine

The Tesla Model S Plaid was launched earlier this month, and it was only a matter of time before we saw it on the drag strip. A YouTube channel with the handle ‘ICSI’ shared the video of a Tesla Model S Plaid going up against the Nissan GT-R in a quarter-mile race. While a formidable competitor to start with, the Model S Plaid made short work of the Godzilla. If you’re a GT-R fan, we warn you to proceed ahead at your own risk!

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Randy Pobst Looks Ready to Tackle Pikes Peak In This New Tesla Model S From Unplugged Performance

Randy Pobst Looks Ready to Tackle Pikes Peak In This New Tesla Model S From Unplugged Performance

Randy will be taking part in the 2021 Pikes Peak event with a Tesla… again

Tesla unveiled the Model S Plaid a week back, and a couple of days after that, Unplugged Performance revealed a race-spec version of this car. Mind you, this is the world’s fastest production car that takes just 1.99 seconds to sprint to 60 mph from rest. And, Unplugged Performance has gone a step ahead and created a race-spec version of this EV to take part in this year’s Pikes Peak race.

Randy Pobst, the pro racing driver from Motor Trend, will be behind the wheel. Last year, Randy piloted the Model 3 at the event, also spec’d by Unplugged Performance, but it went off the course. But, past is the past, and he’s back again to pilot another car, which is arguably much quicker, and take on the Pikes Peak challenge.

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Tesla Model S Plaid Breaks Cover With 1,000 Horses and a $130,000 Price-Tag

Tesla Model S Plaid Breaks Cover With 1,000 Horses and a $130,000 Price-Tag

The Model S Plaid can sprint from 0-60 mph in under two seconds and has a top speed of 200 mph

Tesla took the performance capabilities of the Model S to the next level when it announced the specs for the Plaid and the Plaid+ models. The latter was scrapped a few days back, so for now, the only new trim coming to the fore is the Plaid. Tesla officially showcased and launched the car at an event that also saw 25 Tesla Model S Plaid being delivered to customers.

The Tesla Model S comes with some really impressive specs. Some of these include 0-60 mph in 1.99 seconds, quarter-mile in 9.23 seconds, 390 miles of range, etc. But, all these impressive things will burn a hole in your pocket as the Model S Plaid starts at $130,000; $50,000 over the other Model S trim.

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This Audi-RS-Powered VW Golf R Is Pure Performance Gold

This Audi-RS-Powered VW Golf R Is Pure Performance Gold

This VW Golf R has the most unusual and yet sensible engine swap ever done to a car

In the world of modifying cars, engine swaps are almost as common as mustard on a hot dog. You have the mainstream ones, like Chevrolet LS swaps, which is perfectly understandable, as they have the tuning potential and fit in just about any engine bay. Of course, you have the Toyota JZ or Nissan RB-series swaps, which are almost exclusive to the JDM spectrum of cars. The one, shown in this YouTube video by Gumbal, is a bit odd because it’s a Golf R with a modified 2.5-liter inline-five engine from Audi.

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2021 Tesla Model S - Finally A Noteworthy Refresh

2021 Tesla Model S - Finally A Noteworthy Refresh

Tesla updated the Model S for the 2021 model year with significant upgrades for the first time in almost a decade

The Model S has been around for a decade now, but Tesla didn’t bother refreshing it much over the years. It was a hit and there was no competition; so it didn’t really have to. But, that’s not the case now and the company has finally stepped up accordingly. The 2021 Model S doesn’t come with a whole lot of changes on the outside, but there is a lot of new stuff inside. Tesla will also be coming up with the Plaid model later this year and Plaid+ next year. But, otherwise, does the 2021 model get any better?

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Watch the Audi RS E-Tron GT, Porsche Taycan, and the Tesla Model S Go Up Against Each Other On A Drag Strip

Watch the Audi RS E-Tron GT, Porsche Taycan, and the Tesla Model S Go Up Against Each Other On A Drag Strip

There was no clear winner as all the three EVs, the Audi RS E-Tron GT, the Tesla Model S, and the Porsche Taycan, had their moments to shine

The Tesla Model S has been obliterating other cars on the drag strips for years now. But, can it beat two of the hottest EVs as well? The folks at Carwow brought the Model S in its Performance avatar to the drag strip to take on the German duo of Audi E-Tron GT and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S. The Germans are priced significantly higher than the Tesla Model S. But does that mean they are also quicker, faster, and more powerful?

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Tesla's Sales Could Sky Rocket If This New GREEN Act Is Passed By The Biden Administration

Tesla’s Sales Could Sky Rocket If This New GREEN Act Is Passed By The Biden Administration

Tesla cars would be eligible for federal taxes again, thus nullifying the biggest advantage other EV makers hold over it currently

Electrification is happening whether you like it or not, but the government is trying to make the deal sweeter for you. In the States, there is a federal tax credit of $7,500 capped for 200,000 EVs for every automaker. Until now, Tesla and GM have surpassed that cap and you can’t get the credit if you purchase EVs from this brand. However, a new Bill from the Biden Administration could change that.

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Tesla Model S vs. A 620HP BMW 3 Series E46 - Can Electricity Prove Superior?

Tesla Model S vs. A 620HP BMW 3 Series E46 - Can Electricity Prove Superior?

Godzilla vs Mothra - American Style

Since Electric vehicles stormed the car market, many fans of the internal combustion engine have been challenging what is expected to eventually become the mainstream propulsion for future vehicles. Another rivalry between electricity and coal fuel comes courtesy of the official YouTube channel of the Hoonigans, where things are all about…well, hooning.

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Tesla Lost More Than $1,700 For Every Car Delivered In 2020

Tesla Lost More Than $1,700 For Every Car Delivered In 2020

If it wasn’t for regulatory credits, Tesla would have posted a huge loss in 2020

Automakers are in business to make money. This statement holds true for everyone from Mercedes-AMG to Ford, Chevy, and even Tesla. However, everything isn’t always peachy in the automotive economy, and today we’re here to talk about how Tesla is a prime example of that. To make a long story short, Tesla would have posted a major loss – to the tune of more than $800 million – if it wasn’t for a massive amount of regulatory credits. 2020 might have worked out for Tesla on paper, but its current business model won’t keep it from going under in the long run. How do I know? Well, Telsa actually lost $1,759 for every car it delivered in 2020.

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The New Tesla Model S' Yoke-Like Half Steering Wheel Probably Isn't Going To Happen

The New Tesla Model S’ Yoke-Like Half Steering Wheel Probably Isn’t Going To Happen

Admittedly, the yoke is a nice trick but do not hold your breath on seeing it in production

Last week’s biggest news came from yours truly Tesla, who announced that the Model S and X will be going under the scalpel for much-needed nip and tuck. The highlight of said nip and tuck was the yoke-style steering wheel which is certainly an enticing feature for Tesla die-hards and at the same time, something that might not see fruition.

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The Refreshed 2021 Tesla Model S Is One Step Closer to Spaceship Status

The Refreshed 2021 Tesla Model S Is One Step Closer to Spaceship Status

It still won’t fly away in a traffic jam, though

When Tesla shut down production on the Model X and S lines in December 2020, rumors started swirling that the company is looking to revamp its two EVs. This time, the rumors were true and here we are looking at the refreshed Model S and its new yoke-style steering wheel.

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2021 Tesla Model S Convertible By Ares Design

2021 Tesla Model S Convertible By Ares Design

This Tesla Model S goes for a chop-chop and loses its roof and the rear doors

Custom-made electric vehicles are a trend that’s slowly picking up. They aren’t as popular as internal combustion-engined cars for now since there aren’t a lot of moving parts in EVs that you can play around with. We’ve seen some tuners crack the system to unleash more power for a much cheaper price than the company offers. Apart from playing with the mechanicals, some aftermarket companies have worked on the body of EVs as well. From equipping it body kits and turning them into station wagons, we’ve seen it all already.

Now, however, a company called Ares Designs has transformed a Tesla Model S into a convertible. This isn’t the first time we’re seeing a convertible Tesla, but it is arguably the cleanest one we’ve seen.

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Can The Tesla Model S Really Take Down the Aston Martin DBS In A Drag Race?

Can The Tesla Model S Really Take Down the Aston Martin DBS In A Drag Race?

This is an epic showdown between two electric motors and a 12-cylinder one

Tesla has taken down cars from many high-end brands, but there aren’t too many instances where it has gone up against Aston Martin. Courtesy of AutoTrader, we have a face-off between the two companies. Representing Tesla is the Model S Performance, and from Aston Martin’s corner, we have the DBS Superleggera Volante. The latter is in the same league as the McLaren 720S and Ferrari 488, so this will make for an interesting battle.

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The Tesla Model S and Model X Might Get Refreshed After All

The Tesla Model S and Model X Might Get Refreshed After All

Both these models have been long in the tooth and a refresh could give the sales volume a boost

While Tesla keeps rolling out over-the-air updates frequently, it has never really refreshed the Model S and the Model X. The Model 3 is an exception, but even that didn’t come with any major changes. There have been no real facelifts so far, no new generations; just software updates. It didn’t matter until now because none of its products had real competition, but it looks like times are changing and Tesla is feeling the heat.

According to Electrek, Tesla is planning to refresh the Model S and the Model X after all. The production lines for these two models have been shut down longer than expected, thus hinting at a design refresh. High time!

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This V-8 Tesla Swap Came Together Quite Nicely

This V-8 Tesla Swap Came Together Quite Nicely

It is on the brink of becoming the first successful EV-to-V-8 swap ever

In case you missed it, Rich Rebuilds started a Tesla V-8 swap sometime back and uploaded a video about the same. What makes this swap unique is that people have converted internal combustion-engined cars to EVs, but not the other way around. Some folks have attempted it, but none have managed to reach completion. Rich embarked on the same journey, but he has managed to successfully plonk a V-8 engine under the hood (or the frunk, if you’re a stickler for terminologies) of the Tesla.

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The World's First V-8-Swapped Tesla Model S Is In The Works

The World’s First V-8-Swapped Tesla Model S Is In The Works

So far, no one has completed a conversion like this successfully

We’ve seen a lot of internal combustion-engined cars converted to electric cars. It isn’t as complicated as going the other way round. In fact, no one has successfully managed to convert an EV to a fuel-powered vehicle ever… until now. Rich Rebuilds, the YouTuber known to work on discarded, damaged Teslas, is here with a ridiculous project that no one has ever finished – plonking an internal combustion engine in a Tesla. But, Rich is on the verge of achieving it by swapping the electric powertrain with a V-8 engine.

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Watch in Amazement As a Tesla Model S Fights It Out With a Lamborghini Huracan Performante

Watch in Amazement As a Tesla Model S Fights It Out With a Lamborghini Huracan Performante

This is more lopsided than we expected!

Since the dawn of electric vehicles, all the records set by internal combustion-engined supercars and hypercars are in danger. The same applies to drag races and quarter-mile runs, too. We’ve seen numerous races where EVs have obliterated some of the most beloved fuel-powered counterparts.

Here’s another race where a V-10 takes on a dual-motor setup. We’re talking about the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and the Tesla Model S. Both the cars are closely matched in terms of performance, but the race wasn’t as close as expected. Will the Italian bull touch the finish line first, or will the silent assassin prevail?

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Tesla Cars Might Be Getting Cheaper, But Supercharging Is Getting More Expensive

Tesla Cars Might Be Getting Cheaper, But Supercharging Is Getting More Expensive

What Tesla gives, Tesla also takes

Tesla’s pricing for its models is going down, but the automaker is making up from those prospective losses by raising the prices for using its Supercharger network. That appears to be the case after a report from the Aussie website CarExpert indicated that charging at any of Tesla’s 35 Supercharger stations in the Land Down Under will now cost AUD0.52 (USD0.37) per kilowatt-hour. That’s an increase from the AUD0.42/kWh (USD0.30) that Tesla was charging as recently as September. Since 2017, the cost of charging a Tesla in Australia has gone up by as much as 23 percent, and with Tesla’s model price cuts continuing, don’t expect the cost of using the Supercharger network to flatten out, either.

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You Probably Can't Take the Tesla Model S Plaid To The Track

You Probably Can’t Take the Tesla Model S Plaid To The Track

Most Tracks Will Probably Render the Tesla Model S Plaid a Liability Without Some Extreme Modification

With what we’re guessing to be a 130-kWh battery, 1,100 horsepower, and a 0-60 mph sprint of less than two seconds, the Tesla Model S Plaid is – probably – the most extreme production car of the year. It is at least three-tenths of a second faster than the Model S performance and nearly two seconds quicker than the base Long Range Plus model. Add in the 200-mph top speed, and you have the most impressive electric vehicle made thus far and something that could be quite dangerous if left in the wrong hands, and that’s kind of what we’re here to talk about today.

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The Tesla Model S Plaid Is Astronomically Expensive

The Tesla Model S Plaid Is Astronomically Expensive

The Tesla Model S Plain is impressive in every aspect, but it also costs a whopping $140,000

The highly anticipated Plaid version of the Tesla Model S was unveiled by Elon Murk at the company’s Battery Day event on September 20. Musk announced the car’s specs, and since then, the range-topping version was added to the Model S’ online configurator. The Model S Plaid is mighty impressive when it comes to performance and range, but it’s also incredibly expensive, costing twice as much as the Long Range model and some $45,000 more than the Performance version. It’s also the only Model S that fetches more than $100,000 before options.

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Tesla Driver in Canada Earns Criminal Charges After Sleeping With Autopilot Engaged

Tesla Driver in Canada Earns Criminal Charges After Sleeping With Autopilot Engaged

Let this be a lesson all Tesla Model S owners; don’t sleep and let the Model S drive

A strange incident happened in Canada recently involving a couple of people, two seats that were “fully reclined,” and a Tesla Model S that was driving 140 km/h (87 mph) on Autopilot. As a report from Canada’s federal police goes, a Tesla Model S driver was cited for a dangerous driving charge after he was caught sleeping with his seat “fully reclined” as his Model S was running at high speeds on one of the country’s highways. The Alberta RCMP was alerted of the incident by a commuter who noticed that both front seats were completely reclined, and both occupants appeared to be sleeping. Responding officers pursued the self-driving electric sedan until it stopped. In addition to the dangerous driving charge, the driver also received a speeding ticket for deciding to take a nap while he was on the road. As stories of Tesla’s Autopilot systems go, this one ranks up there as one of the most surreal incidences involving Tesla’s self-driving technology. Fortunately, the driver’s recklessness didn’t result in any car crashes or accidents, only a few punishments for his unparalleled recklessness and inanity.

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How Much Does a Tesla Cost?

How Much Does a Tesla Cost?

You’ll need to prepare your bank accounts if you want to buy a Tesla

Tesla is, without question, one of the most popular automakers today. The California-based electric car company boasts a sexy — no pun intended — lineup of EVs, ranging from the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. It also has several models in the pipeline, including the Cybertruck, Semi, and the new Roadster. Tesla’s appeal as a car brand is palpable in the streets. You see one, and your eyes immediately gravitate towards the vehicle, as if it’s asking why you haven’t bought a Tesla yet. There, though, lies the rub. See Tesla’s are expensive. The entry-level Model 3 starts at $37,990, but that’s without the myriad of options, accessories, and add-ons that you’re going to be compelled to buy to make the ownership experience worth it. Ultimately, you’re going to have to spend at least $50,000 to get a loaded Tesla Model 3, and that price hits six figures when you opt for the Model S and Model X. So, how much does a Tesla cost when you factor in all the options that are available to a specific model? We took a look at each model that’s out on the market and those that have yet to arrive to give you a clearer picture of how you have to spend.

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Shaq and the Tesla Model S - Not a Match Made in Heaven

Shaq and the Tesla Model S - Not a Match Made in Heaven

In Tesla’s defense, the Model S isn’t the first car that the 7’1" NBA star couldn’t slide into

Shaquille O’Neal needs no introduction. The four-time NBA champion is one of the most renowned and celebrated basketball players of all time. As a sports fan, you will surely be amazed by his career stats. But, as an automotive nut – whether you care to admit or not – you’d have wondered how can this man get into cars.

His tall stature means he can’t enjoy the low seating and the not-so-big dimensions of any hot hatch or sedan. And, the Tesla Model S, despite its spacious interior, is no exception. A TikTok video posted by Anthony C.Hall proves exactly that. After finally making his way inside, Shaq had a piece of advice for Tesla’s CEO - “Elon, you wanna make a big boy Tesla?”

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Here's Why You Should and Shouldn't Buy a Tesla

Here’s Why You Should and Shouldn’t Buy a Tesla

Weigh in the pros and cons and make the educated decision

There’s no denying that Tesla has changed the face of the EV industry. The company has forced other automakers to take this segment seriously. However, Tesla has the most loyal and most critical followers when compared to other brands. On one hand, you have people praising the brand and putting it on the pedestal, on the other you have people criticizing it in the worst way possible. But whether you like it or hate it, you can’t ignore it.

Given all the stuff you hear about Tesla, you might be confused about whether to opt for one or not if you’re out there to buy a car or an SUV. Well, we’re giving you five reasons each on why you should buy a Tesla and why you shouldn’t.

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Cheetah Stance Has Brought the Tesla Model S In Line With the Porsche Taycan

Cheetah Stance Has Brought the Tesla Model S In Line With the Porsche Taycan

Same performance for half the price makes the Tesla Model S a far superior value proposition

The Model S is the ultimate performer in Tesla’s lineup. Thanks to Tesla’s constant over-the-air updates, the EV is breaking barriers and challenging cars that are known to be hardcore performance cars. It is one of the quickest cars even in the EV segment, but it was still behind the much-more expensive Porsche Taycan. The difference wasn’t a lot though, and Tesla has managed to come in line with the German, courtesy of the Cheetah Stance. Point – Tesla.

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