Top speed sits at 140 mph (only 15 mph shy of the speedy 691hp P85D), but more impressively, total driving range has eked out to 250 miles. The side effect of ‘more’ car is a bump in price – now up to $75,000 for the base 70D. After federal incentives, that factors out to $67,500 and even less when you factor in fuel savings. Frankly, you do get ‘more’ car for the money.
In addition to all-wheel-drive as standard, the 70D comes with Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ hardware installed from the get-go, which includes self-parking, lane-keeping, and semi-autonomous traffic-aware cruise control. As with every other Model S, new software features and updates will beam over-the-air.
Looking to stand out from the Model S driving crowd? Tesla is now also offering new three new exterior colors – Ocean Blue, Obsidian Black, and Warm Silver.