Tesla have been around for a while, but they’re not all created equal. Some are more expensive than others. Let’s take a look at the world’s most expensive Teslas!
One of eccentric billionaire Elon Musk’s several successful business ventures, Tesla, is a designer and manufacturer of the world’s finest electric supercars. They are unique in many exceptional respects beyond simple automotive engineering; driving a Tesla is pretty much what you would expect when operating a vehicle from the future. Their sleek design, silent electric motors, speed, and smart features take the experience of driving to a previously unrealised level.
Of course, Tesla cars do not come cheap. The absolute least you can expect to pay for a Tesla is 50 000 USD (or roughly 41 000 GBP). Bear in mind, this is their cheapest model with no upgrades or additional features. The mid and upper-tier Tesla models can reach astronomical prices, which we dig into below.
Features That Set Tesla Cars Apart
You may wonder why anyone in their right mind would spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on a car. Well, most Tesla cars have extraordinary features that completely change your driving experience.
Firstly, Tesla cars are all electric, which means a lower carbon footprint and less money spent on fuel. Beyond that, Tesla cars are built with some truly revolutionary features that any motorist would give their back teeth for.
One of Tesla’s most useful and practical features is its “Sentry Mode.” When activated, Sentry Mode continuously monitors the car’s surroundings and actively wards off potential threats. A variety of high-tech sensors, including cameras, use AI to ascertain when the vehicle is in danger of being damaged or stolen. When a threat is detected, the lights will flash, and the dash display will warn any potential wrongdoers that they are being recorded by the car’s security system.
Another incredible feature is Tesla’s “Autopilot” function. The basic version of this feature can control the car’s speed and steering based on surrounding traffic, speed limits, and deviations in the direction of your lane. The more advanced version of this feature puts your Tesla car in Full Self-Driving mode, which allows the car to evade obstacles, perform emergency stops, get on and off of freeways, park, and more.
Tesla cars also have a variety of entertainment functions such as “Tesla Theatre,” “Careoke,” “Romance Mode,” and more. All of these features and far more make Tesla cars the gold standard of smart vehicles.
The Model X
Currently, the most expensive Tesla car on the market is the Model X. Without any optional enhancements, the Model X will cost you 106 000 USD (or 86 500 GBP). If you opt for the “plaid trim” version of the Model X, the price can reach as high as 180 000 USD. Don’t be confused, though. “Plaid” doesn’t refer to the car’s aesthetics. It is actually a cheeky reference to the movie Spaceballs, a 1987 classic comedy wherein the term “plaid” means the top speed of a spaceship.
The plaid version of the Model X has a top speed of 200 mph and can go from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. This incredible acceleration is achieved with not one, not two, but three powerful electric motors. However, the acceleration is only this powerful on quality tarmac with the Model X plaid’s “Drag Strip ” mode activated.
The Model X plaid boasts a whopping 1020 horsepower, making it the most powerful SUV ever engineered.
Aside from its incredible speed and power, the Model X plaid also comes with a state-of-the-art media centre. Its touchscreen display is a crystal-clear 2200 x 1300-pixel resolution, perfect for video and gaming. The powerful processor allows passengers to play a variety of high-spec games, equal to the performance of any gaming console on the market.
For such a powerful car, the interior of the Model X plaid is spacious and comfortable with a sleek, minimalist design. The steering is controlled by a yoke-style half-moon “wheel” designed to always provide you with maximum road visibility. The sensitive temperature control and top-tier air filtering systems ensure that you and your passengers will always be protected from the elements and pollution.
The Model S
The Model S and Model S plaid are close runners-up in price to the astronomically expensive Model X, despite having superior acceleration. The Model S plaid is currently the fastest-accelerating electric car in production, going from 0-60mph in just 1.99 seconds. It matches the Model X plaid’s 1020 horsepower but has a sleeker, more aerodynamic exterior.
Despite its incredible speed and power, the Model S plaid is still a remarkably practical road car with plenty of space for passengers and luggage. It has front and rear storage compartments as well as folding rear seats which grant you plenty of room to transport even the bulkiest cargo.
Like the Model X, the Model S plaid also uses a yoke-style steering control for maximum visibility and contains top-of-the-range entertainment facilities. The Model S plaid’s dynamic functionality as a road car makes its speed and power all the more impressive.
The Model S plaid is built with efficiency and performance in mind. It currently boasts the lowest drag coefficient on the planet, sitting at just .208 Cd. It also has a wider chassis than other Tesla models which greatly improves its responsiveness and handling.
The Model Y
The Model Y is slightly more affordable than the X and S, dropping the price significantly to around 62 000 USD (or 51 000 GBP) for the standard model. There are also the Model Y Long Range and Model Y Performance versions of the car available for higher prices. The Long Range model will cost you at least 66 000 USD while the Performance model will set you back 70 000 USD.
The Model Y is one of Tesla’s best-selling cars due to its increased affordability. Although it may not boast the incredible specs of the X or the S, you can still expect respectable speed, power, and range. The Model Y Performance goes from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds, while the Long Range can travel 405 miles before needing to be recharged.
Tesla is undoubtedly a pioneer not only in the electric car market but in automotive engineering overall. Every model stands out in one way or another, whether you’re looking for power, distance, comfort, practicality, or some combination of the four, Tesla has what you need. Just don’t expect to pay less than 50 000 USD.
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