Usually an "S" in a car's designation would refer to "sport". Is that what the S stands for in Model S?
I believe that in this case "S" = "Sedan".
"X" = "Cross-over"
"R" = "Roadster"
I think it's:
X: Cross over SUV (X-over)
Perhaps we should be saying "Tesla Model SS" (which reminds car fans of "supersport") instead of "Tesla Model S Performance".
Im pretty sure its S = Sexy
I fear for some (see Tomas' comment on Luxury List thread) it stands for "Superioritycomplex". ;)
See the Priuses are for Losers Slate article: "I prefer not to think of myself as the sort of person who would harbor feelings of superiority on the basis of a material possession. But it is extremely hard, as drivers in their BMWs and Lexuses crane for a glimpse of my ninja-quiet ride, to keep from thinking one thing: suckers."
At first I thought S referred to a sedan an but it was just named after the luxury sedan the MB S Class. They probably named it like that because the Model S was supposed to be as good as the S Class, and it actually is.
S is for sublime.
I don't think many European survivors would like "SS". Just say'n.
Sorry. I meant WWII European.
I always liked that the first model was "R", and then the next was "S", and they skipped "T" because there was already the model T. but it doesn't work for X. R for roadster, S for sedan, X for crossover is too perfect. But then of course VMS + 1 -> WNT.