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.
There appear to be 3 covered Teslas at the Fremont factory. It's hard to make out whether these are just existing style Teslas or something having to do with the rumored upcoming MODEL S/X refresh. Thought I'd share anyways. Full video below :) pic.twitter.com/T0zjK0tOvF— Sawyer Merritt È€ (@SawyerMerritt) January 22, 2021