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Tesla unveils updated Model S 2021 sedan with steering wheel and gaming system comparable to PlayStation 5 (8 photos)


Tesla continues to work onmodernized its most popular models and introduced the updated Model S (2021) electric sedan, which slightly redesigned the exterior, but significantly improved the technical characteristics and updated the interior design.
One of the main attracting attentionInnovations in the Model S (2021) is the replacement of the usual steering wheel with a rectangular, aircraft steering wheel. According to Tesla engineers, the use of the steering wheel increases the view, and located on the touch buttons and drum switches will change the gearshift system of the car.


Signature vertical tablet in Model S (2021)replaced with a cinematic, horizontally located 17-inch monitor with a resolution of 2200x1300. The main display is powered by an on-board computer with a capacity of 10 TFLOPS, which is comparable to the performance of the PlayStation 5.


According to Tesla representatives on computerpreinstalled games Stardew Valley, Cuphead, Fallout Shelter and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt The control system for the driver, with data from car devices, is displayed on a separate screen with a diagonal of 12.3 inches.

For rear seat passengers8-inch monitor located between the front seats and connects to some game consoles. The cabin has climate control with three zones, there is a function for heating all the seats and ventilation for the front ones. The center console has two pads for wireless charging of smartphones and there are USB-C connectors.


Significant changes to the Model S (2021) affectedand the power plant. This year the company will produce three modifications of the electric vehicle: Long Range, Plaid and Plaid +. The base Model S Long Range, which replaces the Long Range Plus, will feature two electric motors with four-wheel drive. Maximum power increases from 564 to 679 hp, top speed remains unchanged at 248 km / h, and acceleration time to 60 mph (97 km / h) is reduced from 3.7 to 3.1 s. The autonomous driving range is increased to 663 km (EPA). The base Model S Long Range will cost $ 72,990 (excluding taxes).


The Model S Plaid modification will work with threeindependent engines on an all-wheel drive Tri Motor platform with a total peak power of 1,020 horsepower. The range will be 627 km, the maximum speed is 320 km / h (when equipped with special tires and wheels, this option will only be available in the fall of 2021) and the acceleration time to 97 km / h is 1.99 s. The Model S Plaid will cost $ 112,990 (excluding taxes).


In the Model S Plaid + modification, which will appear inIn the second half of 2021, a new generation of batteries will be installed, which will lead to a significant increase in the range of travel on a single charge. Tesla engineers estimate the model's autonomous driving range will be about 840 km, and the acceleration time to 60 mph will be less than 1.99 s. The Model S Plaid + will be priced at $ 132,990 (excluding taxes).

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