That mystery model couldn't be the Model X electric SUV or the BMW 3 Series-rivaling Model III, but a different contraption. A previous report citing insider information details a Model R and a Model C are currently in development. The Tesla Model R is expected to come in 2017 and replace the Roadster, whereas the Tesla Model C will reportedly arrive a year later in the form of a petite urban runaround.
According to that report, both models will boast with a third-generation platform and drivetrain designs, with the C (from City) to cost about $21,000 and have a range of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles). But D next to C or D next to R or viceversa doesn't sound funny, so why did Musk ROFL his heart out? Just like that famous line from the Scooby Doo series - well gang, it looks like we have a mystery on our hands.
As for the teased Tesla D (or Model D), the photo is telling us it'll be unveiled on October 9th. In addition to that, the front fascia looks remarkably similar to that of the Model S all-electric luxury sedan. Things such as the grille, Tesla badge, LED headlights and strips of daytime running lights are 100 % Model S.
That being said, it's anybody's guess what this D wants to be. Is it an all-wheel drive Model S? Or a long wheelbase version of it? Is it a show car that announces a new model year boasting with a few updates here and there? Or maybe a convertible variant of the Model S? We don't have an answer at the present moment, but Elon is one crazy guy for choosing to name this thing the D, that's for sure.