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1st Photo of Model Y?

Discussion in 'Model Y' started by kingjamez, May 9, 2018.

  1. kingjamez

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    From the Tesla 2018 all hands video.
     

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    Can this be the new Model Y steering wheel and monitor? (see at 1:05)
    Note: Is it a curvy touch screen and trackpad in the center of the steering wheel?
    2018 05 09 Tesla all hands Video - Interior @1 05 .jpg

     
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    No, that’s the Roadster.
     
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    #4 kaiserpathos, May 9, 2018
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    AFAIK that's the Roadster prototype interior steering wheel and monitor. But that earlier part of the video definitely seems like a perfectly-staged tiny reveal of Model Y prototype dimensions. It's too much of a statement having the back door ajar, to confirm they aren't FWDs like on Model X.
     
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    #5 fasteddie7, May 9, 2018
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    I don’t know about that. The door looks ajar backwards. Theirs a gap on the other side too. Maybe it’s a sliding door like a minivan, or it’s a mini falcon wing....or a big panel gap lol
     
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    Some people on Electrek comment section seem to think that the car under the tarp is a partially assembled S refresh. I can't tell one way or another.
     
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    Elon did mention once that they'd make the Y based on 3 chassis. They talked him out of the insanity of a totally new platform for the Y.
     
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    I think that Tesla was doing some reverse engineering...
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    If you look at the front door to rear door ratio and the front door to wheelbase ratio, it's probably not a Model S refresh, unless it has massive front doors. I guess it's just a Model 3 test mule.

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    Agreed. I do not think this vehicle is related to the Model Y. It's probably a Model S that they're working on refreshing.

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    did i spy a stealth black performance model 3? at 37 seconds :cool:
     
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    Matte black, yes. Musk said it make sense to make matte black since there was such a positive response of it on the reveal. Looks like we know why it hasn't appeared, they were saving it for the performance model.

    Eye-Catching Matte Black Tesla Model 3 Goes Out In The Wild
     
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    You misread my post. I don't think it's a refreshed S, to me it looks like a Model 3. The front doors would otherwise be way too long, at least for a sedan. If you look at the Model S, there is more space between the front wheel and where the front door starts. So I think it's just a Model 3 mule that was covered up.

    Could still be a Model S 2 prototype, but those doors will be unpractical in real life. I once had a BMW 3series coupe and while it looked great, the doors were a real problem in tight parking spaces.
     
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    Look at the roofline, the passenger door's window is much higher than the Model 3 and so is the third window. It seems to be a Model Y prototype for me.
     
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    If it's a Model 3 test mule, then there is ZERO reason to have it covered or show it on the video.
     
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    One great reason to include it is to stir up a lot of speculation and interest. FREE advertising! :)
     
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    All the rampant speculation aside, what a TERRIBLE video for Tesla as a company. Simply awful. This is the best they could do? Tesla, please hire a decent marketing team - you're going to need them.
     
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    There are 100 different things it could be, but nothing about it screams Model Y. It looks like nothing more than a Model 3, possibly in some state of disassembly that they didn't want to show. It's just there to represent R&D. With the cover though it becomes anything you want it to be.
     
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