I've been hoping for and waiting to buy a refreshed Model S (interior and exterior) for over one year. I don't want the entire car redone, but how about new tail lights and fenders. Modify the interior, but not drastically. Add the little basics that most cars have, and how about a 360 degree camera (or use the existing cameras to create a 360 picture) or a front lower camera like the Porsche Taycan has - great for parking and not hitting the front air dam. In other words, a REFRESH! It's been written here numerous times that Tesla doesn't have the resources to revamp it, that their focus needs to be on the Model Y, pickup, semi, etc., and that the Model S just isn't important to the big picture/master plan anymore. You remember, to promote EV usage and make them affordable for everyone. Then why is Elon tasking his engineers and spending valuable resources to increase its already ludicrous speed by a few tenths of a second? Who cares if Porsche builds an EV that is faster. The last thing that I need is greater acceleration. Is the new master plan now to build the world's fastest EV? If the Plaid version is going to be on the same nine model years old, stale Model S, it will truly be a waste, at least for the vast majority. If it comes out next fall and is labeled a 2021, it will then be on a ten year old car. I would rather all efforts be directed to a new version 2.0, where its features would not only equal, but surpass all existing Teslas, as the flagship should.
I'm hoping that there really is a refreshed version coming, and that the Plaids we have seen raced at the Nurburgring were really just there to test the three motor, new battery design, and that when released, will be on an all new (refreshed) Model S. It's probably a long shot, but hope springs eternal, and Tesla is very good at keeping secrets, ie Cybertruck. Maybe something coming on Thursday, 11/21? Fingers crossed.