It’s no secret that Tesla has a habit of making substantive and even subtle aesthetic changes to the Model S with each passing quarter. During the company’s recent earnings conference call, for example, Elon Musk and JB Straubel noted that the company in recent months has made marked improvements to Model S seats, the car’s wipers, and even the Model S charge port door. And oh yes, let’s not forget that each new Model S rolling of the line is now equipped with some pretty cool and safety-oriented autopilot features.
Underscoring Tesla’s impressive commitment towards continuously improving the Model S, Motor Trend, in an overwhelmingly positive review of the recently unveiled Model S P85D, relays that Tesla, on average, implements upwards of 20 modifications to the Model S per week.
Meanwhile, the Model S has undergone a quiet mid-cycle refreshing with better standard seats, terrific-looking and highly bolstered front and rear performance seats in the P85D (even in the back!), better whiplash protection, revised (and more conventional) steering column stalks, wider-opening rear doors, a self-closing charge port door, and bigger sunvisors. Everything’s better. During a chat with Musk at the P85D’s introduction, he mentioned that on average, Tesla implements about 20 modifications to the car per week. Not software, mind you, but actual hard parts. Per week.
One of the great benefits resulting from Tesla having only one car on the market is that it can remain laser focused and devote a good deal of attention towards continuously enhancing the Model S.