Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company intends to “simplify” the design of the Plaid power plant with three electric motors and an advanced prototype chassis for its electric vehicles, as it “turned out to be too complicated”.
An electric car Model S with a Plaid powerplant with three electric motors and a new prototype chassis was introduced in September 2019. Over the next few months thereafter, the automaker tested Model S prototypes based on a new power plant on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife racetrack. According to an observer from the German automobile magazine Auto Motor und Sport, in one of the test races, the Tesla electric car managed to break the Porsche Taycan record for four-door cars. We are talking about unofficial data.
Elon Musk has promised that a new high-performance version of Model S will be available this summer. Now he says that Tesla is now making some improvements to the Plaid power plant. “We are going to simplify Plaid a bit. It turned out to be too complicated”, Musk said.
He did not specify what exactly Tesla plans to change in the design of Plaid. Note that the Tesla Model S Plaid prototypes seen on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife last year had a new lining, a kind of rear spoiler and a number of features.