All-Wheel Drive Tesla Model S In Development - Bureau of Speed

All-Wheel Drive Tesla Model S In Development

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According to a report by TheVerge, Tesla is prepping an all-wheel drive version of their popular Model S sedan. The surprising bit? It will be ready for delivery as early as next year.

Tesla just had their first profitable quarter in company history, easing  the fears of many Wall Street analysts, who remained skeptical of the company’s ability to turn a profit.

Elon Musk has been on record as stating that Tesla has many variants of the Model S in the pipeline, although he declined to comment on specifics at the time. The reports of an all-wheel drive model do make sense, however, as it would require relatively little investment compared to the development of entirely new car.

A public reveal could happen as early as 2014, with the new all-wheel drive Model S being launched as an ultra-premium performance sedan above even the levels of Tesla’s current top-end “P85″ Model S.

While it likely wouldn’t be as simple as a plug-and-play job, technology for the  all-wheel drive Model S would likely be borrowed from the upcoming Model X SUV. The Model X will come with an optional dual-motor all-wheel system.

Source: TheVerge via MotorAuthority