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This article was published on October 10, 2014

Tesla unveils the ‘D’, a dual-motor all-wheel-drive super car with auto-pilot

Tesla unveils the ‘D’, a dual-motor all-wheel-drive super car with auto-pilot
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Last week, Elon Musk promised to ‘unveil the D’ on October 9, whatever that meant. And on October 9, he delivered on that promise.

At the Los Angeles unveiling, Tesla Motors’ CEO pulled the curtain back on a new dual-motor, ‘all-wheel-drive’ version of its existing Model S sedan. Basically, you get a motor in the front and back of the car, with three different versions hitting the market: the 60D, 85D and P85D.

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That’s not all though. Tesla is fitting a radar too that can infiltrate fog and snow, as well as a camera with image-recognition abilities and a 360-degree ultrasonic sonar. This will enable is a smart, auto-pilot mode – we’re in the future, folks.

Pricing? Well, the 60D kicks off at $71,070, all the way through to a top-line figure of $120,170 for the P85D.

The Model D Is Tesla’s Most Powerful Car Ever, Plus Autopilot [Wired]