Tesla has finally opened up the online configurator for the Model X

Tesla's Model X Configurator Is Live, Prices Start At $80,000


Tesla has finally opened up the online configurator for the Model X — but only on an invite-only basis. However, those lucky enough to access it will find a new, entry-level offering starting at $80,000.


For that chunk of change, buyers get an all-wheel drive Model X 70D underpinned by a 70 kWh battery pack that is good for a 220-mile range and a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.0 seconds. Of course, Tesla is quick to calculate that the car will only cost owners $61,000 after tax breaks and gas-savings. How long it will take for that to pan out, though, since gas is super cheap at the moment, is unclear. It's likely many, many years.


That's just the base price, however, and does not include add-on extras, like the $750 towing package (capable of hauling 5,000 pounds) or the $1000 cold weather package that includes a heated steering wheel, second- and third-row seat heaters and a few other creature comforts.
Of course, if you're not a bargain basement kind of EV driver, Tesla will still sell you the $132,000 P90D Signature model. And if you want to add Ludicrous acceleration mode, which can do 0 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, you'll need to shell out another $10,000.
If you're wondering how long you'll have to wait for your Model X, Tesla is estimating, depending on which model you choose, delivery sometime in 2016. That said, Elon Musk admitted in the quarterly earnings call that the company was having trouble with the falcon wing door seals. So it might be a bit later than expected.