Following the announcement of the upcoming Tesla & # 39; Plaid driveline & # 39; Yesterday, Elon Musk said Tesla had another Model S prototype with seven seats.
Following the recent launch of Porsche Taycan, Musk appears to be on a mission to show that Tesla's vehicles are still the highest performance available today.
Last week, he said Tesla would bring a Model S to the Nürburgring trail race – right after Porsche established a new 4-door electric car record on the track.  Musk later said that the Model S is on the track in Germany, but it sounds like they will not be able to try out on record this week.
Instead, they returned the sight and broke a record at the Laguna Seca racetrack with a Model S. prototype.
Yesterday, Tesla announced that the Model S that broke the record at Laguna Seca this week had a new & # 39; Plaid driveline & # 39; and a new & # 39; chassis prototype & # 39 ;.
Now Musk is talking about another new feature or version on the Model S.
The CEO says that the prototype for the Model S in Germany has 7 seats:
The Model S on the Nürburgring has 7 seats
̵1; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2019
It's not clear what the CEO thinks about it since Tesla used to offer rear-facing seats for Model S kids – technically making it a 7-seater.
However, Tesla could not call it a 7-seater since rear-facing seats were for children, so they call it a "5 + 2" and they ended up quitting the function.
Musk explicitly stated that the new model S prototype in the Nürburgring has “7 seats” to “carry 7 people”, which may mean that it is a different configuration than the rear-facing seat.
It is believed that Tesla has brought several new Model S prototypes with its new powertrain on the Nürburgring race track for testing over the next few weeks.
It would be wise for Elon to talk a bout backward facing seats here.
I think he's talking about a new seven-seater model for Model S. It's impossible to imagine since Tesla managed to squeeze a third row in Model Y.
However, I don't see why.
It was always Model X's domain. If you wanted a Tesla with a 7 seater configuration, you can order a Model X instead of a Model S.
I don't really see a significant market for a 7 seater performance sedan, but please correct me if I'm wrong.
On another note is the featured image (from Autoblog) of one of the Model S prototypes that Tesla brought to the Nürburgring – possibly even the 7 = seat Elon talking about.
But what I find interesting is the mark & # 39; P100D + & # 39; It's probably a reference to the new Plaid powertrain, but Tesla is moving away from the P100D brand or any brands that refer to energy capacity, so I'm not aware of what's going on here.
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