VIDEO: With Hindsight, Tesla’s Hints Promised a Tesla Model P85D All Along

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It helps us learn from our (often painful) mistakes. It can provide the kind of context that explains why things have happened a particular way. And it can help us look forward with the kind of clarity we may have once not had.

Were the signs there all along for the Tesla Model S P85D? One Tesla fan says 'yes.'

Were the signs there all along for the Tesla Model S P85D? One Tesla fan says ‘yes.’

If you’re a Tesla fan with an eye for story telling, hindsight can even help prove that Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] has been planning to produce the recently-unveiled Tesla Model S P85D dual motor sports sedan from the very beginning.

Enter YouTube user Whity Whiteman (via Electrekwho has produced a fun video short comprised of clips from various television interviews given by Tesla CEO Elon Musk illustrating that Tesla has always been interested in making an insanely fast production electric sedan.

As with so much online media and conspiracy theories however, string them together in the right way and you’ll see that Musk has been lusting after a super-fast electric sports car ever since he wrecked his $1 million, uninsured McLaren F1 sports car back in 1999.

Unveiled back in October, the Tesla Model S P85D is the fastest production sedan in the world, taking just 3.2 seconds to rocket from 0-60 mph.

It’s also one of the most advanced, with self-driving hardware included as standard and the promise from Tesla to offer autonomous driving features in the future in the form of over-the-air updates for existing, suitably-equipped cars.

With hindsight, it's easy to claim ulterior motive.

With hindsight, it’s easy to claim ulterior motive.

While we think that this particular Video is a fun, light-hearted way to put some sense into some of the past uttering of Elon Musk however, we’re not convinced that the snippets used betray any ulterior motive to produce the Tesla Model S P85D.

What we do agree with however, is the notion that Tesla has been working on producing the fastest plug-in car it can possible build for a very long time — just as we’re sure that Tesla is working on other as-yet unannounced technologies which will be received by Tesla fans and petrolheads with equal enthusiasm at some point in the future.

Then again, so are plenty of other automakers.

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  • Michael Thwaite

    What I love about Tesla is that we laugh _with_ them!