Ferrari Spotted Testing A Tesla Model S Plaid In Maranello As It Readies Its Own EV
Ferrari might be one of the most iconic brands on the planet and it’s been making high-end cars for decades, but its heritage is in traditional internal combustion engines and it has so far chosen not to enter the electric vehicle market.
That will change soon enough, and to get ready it’s doing its research — with the Tesla Model S Plaid being one of the EVs that it is checking out.
That’s according to a report by Electrek which is based on a YouTube video by Varryx after they spotted a Model S Plaid being put through its paces at the Ferarri factory in Maranello. That’s normally a good place to see a Ferarri prototype or two, but it was Tesla’s high-end EV that stood out this time.
Ferrari has previously said that it intends to bring its first all-electric vehicle into production by 2025, a timeframe which suggests that it needs to get a move on sooner rather than later.
It stands to reason that it would choose the Model S Plaid as a vehicle to base some of its testing on but we also expect there to be other EVs being put under the microscope at Maranello.
At the time of writing the Model S Plaid is the quickest production car in the world that is not limited in production numbers, although given some of the history Tesla has had with building its cars quickly enough some might argue otherwise.