Tesla Model S PLAID Impressions: Re-Inventing the Wheel!

Published on Jul 22, 2021
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PLAID Model S is stupid fast. And is better built than ever. But that yoke tho

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Marques Brownlee
  • Emily


    4 hours ago

    I don't think touch buttons have ever and will ever be a good idea in cars. With physical buttons and knobs you can feel around and interact with them with your eyes still on the road. Too many touch buttons and touchscreen interactions begins to be a safety issue.

  • Aidan Lafferty

    Aidan Lafferty

    14 hours ago

    every time he floors it marques can’t help to smile just a lil bit and i relate like how could you not even after doing this hundreds of times

  • Aman Yadav

    Aman Yadav

    15 hours ago

    Rimac nevara - fastest in the world from 0-60, for those who think this is superman

  • Ehole


    17 hours ago

    The car sit is white...

  • awesomeman113


    Day ago

    Imagine what the roadster is going to be like

  • Vasilije Doljanica

    Vasilije Doljanica

    Day ago

    steering wheel is shit

  • Paul


    Day ago

    Man this car is perfect but after driving my friend’s car,,, I really hated the wheel. Honestly if they offered a normal wheel with clicky buttons and manual hvac controls I would get it in a heartbeat.

  • CheBeatz


    Day ago

    Missed opportunity to call the video reinventing the (steering)wheel

  • Vedant Kapadia

    Vedant Kapadia

    Day ago

    Tesla is the exact opposite of Apple

  • Yattaman


    2 days ago

    The yoke and its capacitive touch are dreadful. I hope Tesla u-turns on the decision and offers an option for a standard wheel with stalks.

  • [E]


    2 days ago

    Did MKBHD steal this car?

  • yes 123

    yes 123

    2 days ago

    And you forgot to say, "and even more gaps between exterior panels and doors" Lol, not hating loved the car, but you can't deny the quality issues on the exterior. The new "steering wheel" is terrible; sorry guys, I said it.

  • jonesyterp


    2 days ago

    Someone needs to explain this car to me. It doesn't appear to make any sense. You can seat five with huge cargo room for a lot less than $125k. Spending 125k on a day to day car you're looking for luxury, who cares about it's zero to 60 time? From what I've read the S isn't luxurious compared to say, a Mercedes S Class.
    If you want to enjoy driving a fast car, which is about more than going in a straight line for 1/4 mile, there is also cornering and braking. For the same money buy a BMW 8 Competition and spend your weekends at a closed circuit track with an instructor and enjoy the BMW luxury when driving calmly to your Saturday foursome.

    The cars comfort and ride quality are that of a high end four door sedan, albeit with more cargo room, it also does zero to 60 really fast; but it costs TWICE the amount of a BMW 540i. For all that extra money you're getting more cargo room and some speed that is completely pointless/useless in the average commute/day to day driving.

  • Tim C

    Tim C

    2 days ago

    Tesla just let Lucid get into the game. Mark my words! And it will all come back to the Yoke... which is a Joke!
    I'm not saying it is going to knock Tesla off the top position, but they let some others in; specifically Lucid ( IMO)

  • Phil Smith

    Phil Smith

    2 days ago

    I just don’t like the look of the yoke… but I’m an old fart with decades of habits with real wheel.

  • Matt M

    Matt M

    2 days ago

    Don’t need to buy the car to know that I already hate non-physical buttons.

  • Daniel Pretorius

    Daniel Pretorius

    2 days ago

    Atleast we won't be using steering wheels much longer 😂

  • Redan ElBaik Qudeimat

    Redan ElBaik Qudeimat

    2 days ago

    Excellent reviewing of many points. Thank you.

  • sreejith sreelal

    sreejith sreelal

    3 days ago

    Steering wheel 👎👎👎

  • soniccinos


    3 days ago

    Noooooooo... touch button are really anoying!!!!

  • TJ Murphy

    TJ Murphy

    3 days ago

    That yoke is a gimmick and I doubt it would be safe. If I had the money I'd choose the Mercedes eqs any day of the week

  • Metallic Archaea

    Metallic Archaea

    3 days ago

    Hilarious watching people comment about flaws in products that they'd buy in a heartbeat if they could afford it. Kinda like Android users who bitch over IPhones. That aside, I wouldn't worry about the steering wheel. That will be replaced with a gaming pad. By then these cars will be fully autonomous and subscription based.

  • Ian Tsay

    Ian Tsay

    3 days ago

    The car have cockpit control column which is pretty cool. I would definitely purchase this aeroplane like vehicle.

  • Donut Operator

    Donut Operator

    4 days ago

    Can I just have your lifestyle pretty please

  • yossarian3x


    4 days ago

    fuck this shite made in us snoflake toycar

  • franco losasso

    franco losasso

    4 days ago

    Very good video!

  • Shawn Anderson

    Shawn Anderson

    4 days ago

    Maybe the flight yoke is getting us ready for the Tesla model that also flies?

  • Saad Nabil

    Saad Nabil

    4 days ago

    I bet GT Sport will get that.

  • Vance Christian

    Vance Christian

    4 days ago

    Round steering wheals work cause they are round :p efficiency is inherent with circular technology. Why take a huge step backwards for something as important as the controls of your flagship vehicle?

  • Jaime Reyes

    Jaime Reyes

    4 days ago

    Man if they had ambient lighting

  • jack chuah

    jack chuah

    4 days ago

    so the HU still freeze as usual?

  • AV Joyfuldeath

    AV Joyfuldeath

    5 days ago


    Car is electric and luxurious and futuristic

    Driving hazard

  • Baker McBrad

    Baker McBrad

    5 days ago

    It just needs the neurolink update so you can just think about using a turn signal

  • Baker McBrad

    Baker McBrad

    5 days ago

    It's definitely more satisfying slamming your hand against the wheel instead of touch a screen when someone cuts you off lol

  • Lewis Thompson

    Lewis Thompson

    5 days ago

    Amazing video. Shocking steering wheel.

  • Mehdi Ansari

    Mehdi Ansari

    5 days ago

    Please upload a full review! Thinking of ordering this but very torn on the yoke and the stocks issue.

  • Wes Frost

    Wes Frost

    5 days ago

    Next step is steering via touchscreen... Lol, what did they think with this steerin wheel. it is every way unsafe as it doesn' t even have the recommended 10 and 14 positions availible...

  • Yiannis Mantheakis

    Yiannis Mantheakis

    6 days ago

    This is unsafe as Hell. Definitely a deal breaker for me. The yoke is comparable to square wheels.
    I'd rather buy an inferior EV with the way safer steering wheel.

  • azspotfree


    6 days ago

    The yoke needs to move up and down, so you can rotate that beast

  • seryoute


    6 days ago

    when i learnt to drive my dad told me to keep my hands at 10 and 2 (clock angle references), how on earth would i do that in that car 😂

  • Marc Swasey

    Marc Swasey

    6 days ago

    It's always interesting to see people attempt to use the yoke. Everyone instinctively tries to turn it as if it's a regular circular wheel and they'll also try to catch it as it returns to its original position like it is one. That only works for circular wheels because if you put your hand out to grab the wheel at any point around its axis you're pretty much guaranteed to grab part of the wheel but with the yoke that's not the case. The solution would be to simply put your hand through the large openings on the yoke under the capacitive buttons which also seem to be much larger than the corresponding openings on a regular circular wheel, a feature which I like. If you put your hand through, the amount of distance the wheel can travel from your hand won't exceed a certain limit which is the point where the wheel contacts your hand making it very easy to gain control of the wheel quickly no matter its position. Even if your hand is in a regular steering position, your hand is already right next to the opening making it easy to put your hand through and make quick and controlled sharp turns and you only have to use one hand to do so. The wheel won't slip away because it can only travel so far if your hand is there. I also don't understand why people say that not having the horn in the center is a safety issue. I never use my horn because I don't like the idea of having to move my hand from the wheel to use it especially when driving one handed and especially in an emergency situation where I'd want to keep both hands firmly on the wheel. I'd much prefer the horn button to be right by my thumb where I could easily access it without having to move my hand from the wheel.

  • Marc Swasey

    Marc Swasey

    6 days ago

    I don't understand why people don't just put their hands through the holes on the yoke to turn it. It seems like such a simple solution than trying to grab it as it's turning. If your hand is through the hole you're guaranteed to grab part of the yoke to turn it no matter its position. I'd just put my hand through and lift up or push down and around to make large turns. I also never use my horn because I don't like taking my hand off the steering wheel to use it so I'd prefer it if it was a button right by my finger

  • KingLutherQ


    6 days ago

    I hate the yolk. I wish Tesla would provide a regular steering wheel.

  • David Garcia

    David Garcia

    6 days ago

    im surprised you didnt show gaming on here

  • 登録一人増えるたびに10円募金します


    6 days ago


  • Carol S

    Carol S

    6 days ago

    I usually like Tesla design choices, but they need to bring back the control stalks for blinkers and driving modes. I don't even want clicky buttons, I want the stalks. Also, I absolutely hate the idea of having both turn signals on the same side of the yoke, and having the horn be a teeny, tiny button which looks difficult to reach for someone who doesn't have giant hands. The Model 3 controls are so simple and intuitive.

  • Bliss


    6 days ago

    Gonna get one murdered out

  • Tobias A

    Tobias A

    6 days ago

    How the hell could you afford this car? You actually own this thing??

  • krasw


    6 days ago

    Looks like a total shitstorm of design decisions that look nice and are unusable.

  • Sebastian Martin

    Sebastian Martin

    7 days ago

    Tesla should add in a software update an alternative mode for the touch buttons, from a tap to a 2sec hold function for example, also I imagine a lot of people will either change the wheel entirely or they’ll modify it in some way to resemble a normal wheel.

  • Liam D

    Liam D

    7 days ago

    imagine being a moron who pays super premium to get a "ultra" tesla model, just to realize steering is fucked

  • AlDin


    7 days ago

    Steering wheel 🤢💩🤢

  • TruthBy Design

    TruthBy Design

    7 days ago

    Man, I don’t often envy the luxuries that wealth affords (mansions, boats and the like) but the new Teslas make me feel a slight pang of regret that I can’t afford to experience this amazing tech.

    • Cocaine Moses

      Cocaine Moses

      4 days ago

      100% I feel you man Tesla’s are so fucking cool hopefully I might be able to buy one

  • Jan Rademan

    Jan Rademan

    7 days ago

    If they make that car talk, I'm gonna loose it.

  • Bruce Collins

    Bruce Collins

    7 days ago

    Best review I have watched Thank You

  • Deepak Nair

    Deepak Nair

    7 days ago

    You need real buttons for horn.

  • Baba_Vanga43 Simi

    Baba_Vanga43 Simi

    7 days ago

    Wow its the Best car in the world

  • ItsNick


    7 days ago

    you run under a 10 second quarter-mile you don't need a chute to race when ran my first 10 second pass in my evo I couldn't run again wasn't chute I need to have a certified roll cage .. thats through NHRA NZ

  • Gortt


    8 days ago

    Really good review, thank you!

  • Terr4one Pseudonym

    Terr4one Pseudonym

    8 days ago

    When are we gonna see Tesla vs Ferrari at Le Mans? Who cares about drag races? blah, When is Tesla going to have a racing team at Sebring Le Mans and etc? S0ooo cool

  • mem_ry


    8 days ago

    DAMNIT Marques.. now you got me thinking back, over my years of driving, exactly how many miles in total have I driven? Putting the mindset of driving into a skill category rather than.. "just a normal everyday thing humans do, on a level of NOT THINKING OF THE IMPORTANT NUMBERS".
    Thank you

  • turdwaller


    8 days ago

    Ever try a "steering knob"? Could be a perfect fit for the Yoke steering wheel. Inexpensive and easy to attach and detach. Worth the try?

    • SEAL


      3 days ago

      i just think of that episode on the grand tour where Clarkson sticks a penis to mays wheel

    • Nikky The Awesome

      Nikky The Awesome

      4 days ago

      Wow that is a great idea

    • Cassie Angel

      Cassie Angel

      5 days ago

      Best idea

  • Depri Chef

    Depri Chef

    8 days ago

    The sort of performance is necessary for ppl who are religious on cars, like everyone who is willing to pay 100k on a car. Its like the love for Jesus, who isnt living so this no real love. A love into the spechs, the feel, the status, the coolness factor. But all this has nothing to do with the car, its just a mirroring of the ego of the driver.
    If women invent cars, the world would look totally different. And its sad. Because all these power and luxury needs a big battery. The hp, the higher is the acceleration, the higher is the energy consumption. Its an exponential function. If Musk would design a Tesla on high efficiency, the car has not the be a lot smaller, but its has about 150hp, in due this a lot smaller battery, therefore a lot less of weight for the car, which leads to the same range. Sure, not a thing for a broken ego or for posing but very good for the future of this planet. Where do you wanne drive on a planet with 50°C average?

  • Gerard o'leary

    Gerard o'leary

    8 days ago

    Awful looking thing, inside and out

  • Avarua59


    8 days ago

    The Tesla Model S Plaid set a new Nürburgring lap record for production EVs. It beat the Porsche Taycan by 12 seconds. Elon Musk said that the Tesla was straight from the factory without any modifications and that he hopes to try again with carbon breaks, aerodynamic surfaces and track tires.

  • Cap'n Snackbeard

    Cap'n Snackbeard

    8 days ago

    Can you get the not-video-game-controller version?

  • Omair bin Enam

    Omair bin Enam

    8 days ago

    Tesla is a car made to be driven on the clouds, not the road.

  • Eddy.G Delaleu

    Eddy.G Delaleu

    8 days ago

    Like everything except the white interior…. Looks nice but hard to maintain.

  • Samuel Ashley Rawson Hill

    Samuel Ashley Rawson Hill

    8 days ago

    Tesla wanting to make people use autopilot more so makes the yoke steering wheel which is annoying to use to drive normally 🤣

  • Σωτήριος Αναγνωστόπουλος

    Σωτήριος Αναγνωστόπουλος

    8 days ago

    The wheel isn't just bad...it's DANGEROUS. When your about to crash you react by instinct and that instinct is based on a ROUND wheel .

  • Anibal Rivera

    Anibal Rivera

    9 days ago

    That steering wheel suck, in reality you are paying just for a tablet and speed, the car itself is garbage. MERCEDES EQS is much better.

  • Sugeng Wahyudi

    Sugeng Wahyudi

    9 days ago

    It needs some italian aesthetics and touch...

  • Sugeng Wahyudi

    Sugeng Wahyudi

    9 days ago

    Steering wheel that lack physical buttons, and potentially dangerous because of " accidential touch"... sad

  • Albert Cervera

    Albert Cervera

    9 days ago

    6:50 All right, so now it only takes 4.71 seconds to get killed instantly, that's progress!!

  • Koby Mile

    Koby Mile

    9 days ago

    One day some car company will introduce joystick

  • Tech_Commando


    9 days ago

    MKBHD is really a heavy driver 🔥

  • Tech_Commando


    9 days ago

    White interior 😬

  • Mohamed Ali

    Mohamed Ali

    9 days ago

    And you still calling it 'wheel' 🙄😌

  • Moffenson The Norwegian

    Moffenson The Norwegian

    9 days ago

    oof, I am one of those drivers that has one hand on top of the steering wheel, and this would drive me nuts for a couple of days

  • The_MasterGP


    9 days ago

    If Tesla/spacex are so good at cars and with space crafts, Why don’t they make a flying car?

  • Nick Sotiropoulos

    Nick Sotiropoulos

    10 days ago

    There is a reason Canon and Nikon retain old school physical controls for their pro cameras...

  • Chris Praster

    Chris Praster

    10 days ago

    Awesome Video!

  • RoadToFSD


    10 days ago

    Nice Sedan!

  • CityOf Angels

    CityOf Angels

    10 days ago

    looks a stressful car to drive

  • Ash Williams BMG

    Ash Williams BMG

    10 days ago

    Tesla’s are boring looking cars for uppity NPC’s with no sense of individuality, relying on a car to define their personality. 🤮🤮🤮 the “iphone” of vehicles.

  • Ronald Chen

    Ronald Chen

    10 days ago

    apple charger... Tesla steering wheel... lol...

  • steveba50


    11 days ago

    After you turn a sharp corner that yoke will be a spinning weapon as it spins back to its neutral position....terrible design on an otherwise beautifully engineered vehicle,

  • OptimistToday


    11 days ago

    I hate that steering wheel. Totally overrated. But that speed...

  • Chris Yarzab

    Chris Yarzab

    11 days ago

    Use your moms name when you want to swear.

  • vishnu varma

    vishnu varma

    12 days ago

    When I saw the steering at the beginning, I was thinking "Where the hell did the other half go". Then I realised that's how the design is. That's a big CON, which could make people not buying this model.

  • Marcos Del Orbe

    Marcos Del Orbe

    12 days ago

    Perfect initial analysis. Need you to review everything I plan to buy. Very informative.

  • l


    12 days ago

    Tesla is the New Lambo!

  • bobo sapiens

    bobo sapiens

    12 days ago

    the horn is a trumpet...

  • bobo sapiens

    bobo sapiens

    12 days ago

    what a boring exterior design

  • NINGA 302

    NINGA 302

    12 days ago

    I have model s p100d

  • bluedogviking


    12 days ago

    1 fix for the buttons on steering wheel could be to make buttons not work when wheel is moving idk not perfect but better.

  • Calvin Mathis

    Calvin Mathis

    12 days ago

    If u DIDN'T c him ...
    Ud swear this was a man

  • Joel BT

    Joel BT

    12 days ago

    wooow amazing and I agree,though I am still concerned about the price..

  • Alvi Mashooq

    Alvi Mashooq

    12 days ago

    Stering is also fine

  • Bob Vincent

    Bob Vincent

    13 days ago

    I hate the yolk