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Tesla Model X pricing revealed: It’s crazy expensive

September 2nd, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Model X Pricing

Tesla this week finally disclosed some pricing information for its highly anticipated Model X. Slated to launch later this month, performance on Tesla’s Model X might only be eclipsed by its insanely high price tag, at least at first.

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Late on Tuesday, Tesla started allowing some users who signed up for pre-orders to configure their vehicles online. As it stands now, the configuration is only available for the company’s Model X Signature Series, a limited edition model. The base model Signature Series Model X will set users back $132,000. For consumers who want to truly trick out their Model X and opt for every upgrade option possible — including a Tow Package and Ludicrous Mode —  the final sticker price rises to $144,750.

Yep, even the Model X, an SUV!, is getting the Ludicrous Mode treatment, enabling it to accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 3.2 seconds. Otherwise, its 0-60 time is 3.8 seconds, still not too shabby for an SUV.

As far range goes, the Model X can drive about 240 miles between charges.

Aesthetically, and from a design standpoint, the Model X stands out from other SUVs because it features falcon wing doors which open outward and upward. As a result, and for other design considerations, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in recent months that the Model X has been the toughest engineering challenge the company has faced to date.

Looking ahead, more affordable Model X options will become available once Tesla gets a handle on supply and increases its production rate.

As a final point, the following photo, courtesy of InsideEVs, highlights what features come standard and which will cost a little bit extra.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.




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