Last night Tesla unveiled a new all-wheel-drive version of the Model S, which features two electric motors and will be designated by the “D” designation.
Last night Tesla unveiled a new all-wheel-drive version of the Model S, which features two electric motors and will be designated by the “D” designation. The big news is that the top spec Model S P85D model packs 691 horsepower, which is enough to give it a 0-60 mph time of 3.2 seconds.
By installing a second electric motor, the all-wheel-drive Model S is not only faster than its rear-wheel-drive brother, but also has a longer driving range. The top P85D model has a 275 mile range, which is 10 miles longer than the rear-wheel-drive version.
Buyers can also choose the cheaper 60D and 80D versions.
Tesla also has unveiled new safety technologies for the Model S, which includes a new lane departure warning system and the addition of 12 sensors that can see up to 16 feet ahead of the Model S. The sensors have the ability to read speed limit signs and then adjusts the vehicles to the speed to the posted signs.