In a series of tweets on Wednesday and Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the electric-car maker's Twitter account indicated that the company is working on a new, more capable powertrain.
The "Plaid" powertrain, as Musk and Tesla's Twitter account called it, will be available on the Model S sedan, Model X SUV, and Roadster sports car in about a year, Musk said. It will not be available on the Model 3 sedan or Model Y SUV.
The powertrain's name appears to be a reference to an unusually high speed achieved by a spacecraft in the movie " Spaceballs."
"The only thing beyond Ludicrous is Plaid," Musk tweeted on Wednesday. "Ludicrous Mode" is a drive setting available on the Model S and Model X that allows for the fastest possible acceleration.
Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment for additional details on the Plaid powertrain.
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