In 2016, Musk tweeted that Pledge would be reserved for the upcoming Roadster so it seems the plans have changed. He explained today in another tweet that the triple engine Plaid installation is "about a year away", with plans to make it available in Model S, X and Roadster, but not the cheaper / smaller Model 3 or Y.
only besides Ludicrous is Pledge
̵1; Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2019
Yes. To be clear, the Plaid driveline is about a year away from production and applies to the S, X & Roadster, but not the 3 or Y. Will cost more than our current offerings, but less than competitors.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 12, 2019
This is not really the Taycan-contending Nürburgring chorus that Musk had originally promised we would see this week, but he later mentioned that the company would need to do more review and testing before trial.
Our friends at Autoblog have picked up spy pictures of a modified Model S P100D that is, which Musk promised to drive around the German roadway right now, so hopefully the fight between sporty EVs will get some comparable information soon.
* ~ Some personal news ~ *
We let Laguna Seca @WeatherTechRcwy in 1: 36.555 during advanced R&D test of our model S Plaid driver and chassis prototype
(It's a second faster than the record of a four-door door ago) pic.twitte r.com/OriccK4KCZebrit19659009vard— Tesla (@Tesla) September 12, 2019