Tesla Model S P85D Spotted

A photo taken by a member of the Tesla Motors Club at an airfield reveals a Model S with “P85D” logo suggesting an upgraded new version of the S.

On Wednesday Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted, “About time to unveil the D and something else.”

As calculated by the crafty company head, the vague statement has turned on the Internet buzz mill with speculation and commentary.


A likely possibility, but not to be confirmed presumably before next week, is the D is a dual-motor version Model S with all-wheel-drive.

Would Tesla release this before the much anticipated AWD Model X? Is it even what “D” stands specifically for? If so, could it have four-wheel torque vectoring and set a new performance benchmark in handling, and maybe even be quicker too?

October 9 is the official reveal at Tesla’s Hawthorne, Calif. Design Center, and that’s when we’re told we’ll hear from Tesla what is “the D and something else.”


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