Taking into consideration the soon to be released Model X all-electric crossover has been confirmed to use two electric motors driving each of its axles, we presume that the American EV carmaker has finally decided to spruce up the Model S sedan with a twin-engine and all-wheel drive configuration, that'll be slotted above the range-topping P85+.
Considering Tesla previously confirmed that the Model X in Performance guise will be able to accelerate "from 0 to 60 mph in less than 5 seconds, outperforming the fastest SUVs and many sports cars," we have great expectations of the new P85D.
Think about it - a sedan is that little bit lighter than a crossover SUV, translating to a faster 0 to 60 mph run than what the Tesla Model X will be capable of. The Palo Alto-based manufacturer's fastest vehicle yet is the Model S P85 we reviewed a few months ago. If that bad boy was capable of doing the run in just 4.2 seconds, then the twin-motor, AWD P85D is going to shave at least two tenths of a second.
Nevertheless, a single photo and assumptions aren't enough to confirm what we believe the P85D to be, so let's be patient until October 9th, when Tesla's Elon Musk promised this 'D' thingy will be unveiled.