Ford spotted benchmarking a Tesla Model S Plaid

Ford looks to be following in General Motors’ footsteps and is benchmarking a Tesla Model S Plaid.

Ford Authority spotted the company in its latest benchmarking effort in Michigan.

Previously, Ford benchmarked a Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model Y performance and even a Lucid Air.

It is unclear if Ford is considering releasing a new vehicle with similar specs to the Model S Plaid, so this one is a little interesting.

Currently, Ford does not have a car that delivers similar performance.

The top Ford performance EV is the Mustang Mach-E GT Performance edition which produces 480 horsepower and does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds.

In comparison, the Model S has 1,020 horsepower and does 0-60 in 1.99 seconds.

The Model S Plaid that Ford is benchmarking does appear to be an older model as it does not have the new headlights and has the Plaid badging.

In fact, it looks remarkably similar to the Model S Plaid that General Motors benchmarked back in March 2022.

Ford is in the middle of its push to electrify and catch up to Tesla in terms of EV sales.

Currently, Ford offers both the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E.

In 2023, the Ford Explorer EV will join the lineup, with another mid-sized SUV expected in 2024.

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