Tesla Motors Direct Drive – The “D”

Elon Musk last night tweeted a teaser:

The internet is running wild with speculation of what it might be. Another Tesla model? A “Tesla Model D”? A new variation of Model S? A renaming of Model X or Model III? The speculation is abound!

Elon even had a good time with all the speculation:

I’d like to add my own:

What if Tesla Motors is revealing Direct Drive (DD) for its cars, it might be a long shot, but I bet even if this is not something that will be unveiled on October 9th, its something Elon Musk has his Tesla R&D team working on.

This is how it might look:

Tesla Direct Drive

Update: October 3, 2014

There is an image floating around the net of Tesla Model S P85D


My suspicion is that “D” stands for Dual motor (meaning 4 wheel drive, as we know Model X will have an option for two electric motors one front and one back making for a 4 wheel drive).

Model X Skateboard shown below: