<a href="https:\/\/see.news\/tesla-reveals-self-driving-subscription-service\/">Tesla<\/a> unveiled its Model S Plaid, the new highest performance version of its flagship sedan. The Model S Plaid first came to light last year when Tesla started testing early prototypes on a few racetracks around the world.\r\n\r\nAccording to Tesla firm, The Model S with this more powerful \u201cPlaid\u201d powertrain won\u2019t be available until late 2021. Tesla, however, has already opened up orders for the vehicle that starts just a skosh under $140,000.\r\n\r\nAlso, this new Plaid powertrain will have three motors, one more than the dual-motor system found in today\u2019s Model S and X. The end result is a faster, longer range and more expensive version of the Model S. The powertrain produces 1,100 horsepower, achieves a top speed of 200 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 2 seconds.\r\n\r\n<img class="size-full wp-image-151707 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/09\/screen-shot-2020-09-22-at-7-22-03-pm-1600817100.png" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nIn contrast, <a href="https:\/\/www.caranddriver.com\/news\/a34115854\/tesla-model-s-plaid-1100-hp-pre-order\/">Tesla<\/a> is preparing to launch a new Full Self-Driving monthly subscription based on an update to its mobile app.\r\n\r\nThe idea of FSD subscriptions could prove quite popular among electric car owners, especially since it would allow budget-conscious customers to make the most out of the company\u2019s driver-assist and self-driving systems without committing to the features\u2019 full price.\r\n\r\nAccording to the firm, the current price of the Full Self-Driving suite is no joke, after all, being listed at $8,000 on top of a vehicle\u2019s cost. By offering subscriptions to features like Navigate on Autopilot with automatic lane changes, owners could gain access to advanced functions only as they are needed.\r\n\r\n<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-151709 aligncenter" src="https:\/\/see.news\/wp-content\/uploads\/2020\/09\/tesla-fsd-demo-1.jpg" alt="" \/>\r\n\r\nIn contrast, Elon Musk, explained that ultimately, he still believes that purchasing the Full Self-Driving suite outright provides the most value to customers, as it is an investment that would pay off in the future.\r\n\r\nHe added that it will still make sense to buy FSD as an option as in our view, buying FSD is an investment in the future. And we are confident that it is an investment that will pay off to the consumer to the benefit of the consumer.