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All-New Tesla Model S Might Be Hiding Under These Covers - Or Is It the Plaid?

If there’s one Tesla model that’s getting a little long in the tooth, it’s the Model S, which came out back in 2012, so it’s a nearly 10-year old car in terms of its design. It’s no secret, however, that Tesla is prepping a refresh for the Model S, as well as the X, and these aerial images taken at the Fremont factory might actually be our first look at, we suspect, the former.
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Granted, there could literally be anything under those covers, but then again, why would Tesla even bother covering up a bunch of cars unless there is something remarkable about their designs? Worst case scenario, we might be looking at a trio of Model S Plaid variants, although possible test mules have already been spotted in traffic.

The Model S Plaid is definitely on its way, though, featuring a tri-engine setup for a total output of 1,100 HP. It will hit 60 mph (96 kph) in under 2 seconds, run a sub-9 second ¼ mile and max out at 200 mph (320 kph). According to Tesla, prices will start from $139,990, and the first deliveries are expected later this year.

Since no official images for the Model S Plaid have made their way online, it’s quite possible that it’s this new Model S flagship hiding under those covers.

Whatever the case may be, The Kilowatts YouTube channel claims that any Tesla redesign will include a new front fascia with a larger central intake, new front diffuser, new fog lamps, rear bumper, gloss chrome delete, potentially larger brakes, plus a different screen size and orientation for the interior. Meanwhile, their Instagram page also shows what appears to be a Model S with particularly wide fenders, so make of that what you will while the plot clearly thickens.

What about a best-case scenario, you ask? Check out the gallery for a fresh look at that all-new Model S render by Emre Husmen from 2019. It boasts a spectacular design, one that we definitely wouldn't mind seeing in real life.



 
 
 
 
 

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