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2012 Detroit Auto Show Thread

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Robert.Boston, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    And a nice bit of press from Forbes:
    Hottest Cars At The Detroit Auto Show
     
  2. Rifleman

    Rifleman Now owns 2 Model S's!!!

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    I figured since our beloved Model S is making an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show, maybe we should start a thread on it. The first question that comes to mind is if the Model S on display is an Beta, or is it a RC model? Has anyone been able to locate any good pictures of it to identify any differences?
     
  3. widodh

    widodh Model S R231 EU

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    We are not sure ofcourse, but since the Red one is at the CES, the black one in a Casino and a white one at the NAIAS I'm thinking these are the models we also drove at the October 1st event?
     
  4. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    The way we normally try to handle the car shows (or at least the way I'd prefer it) is to have a specific thread for that show that year.
    If there's a lot going on, we should have a general show thread and a separate thread specifically for Tesla.
     
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    GeorgeB Tesla Motors VP, Sales & Ownership Experience

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    Widodh is right. The white car in Detroit is the same one from the October event at the factory...the one some of you got to ride in :) GeorgeB
     
  9. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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    Hi George,

    Thanks for your participation in these forums.

    I understand that the next visit for this particular beta will be the Florida store at the end of the month. Can you share any information when a version closer to the production intent than the betas at the October event will be visiting various locations?

    Thanks again.

    Larry
     
  10. Mycroft

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    Larry, George probably can't say for various reasons, but my estimate is mid-Feb would be the earliest that RC (release candidate) cars would be in any stores.

    Since we haven't seen anything during these auto shows, I'm thinking that we won't see the Design Studio or the new interior until the Feb 9th event.

    Just speculations on my part.
     
  11. AnOutsider

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    Yes, and I think it wise not to inundate him with random questions every time he posts and risk just having him go silent.


    I think similarly. I think we may see SOMETHING happen toward the end of the month, but after the Feb event I think things will begin to flow
     
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    http://youtu.be/FtLW27Z4VFs?t=34s

     
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  14. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I love the author's comment " It's pretty hard to get engine-aroused by the Tesla Model S's two big metal cylinders. If I was into that, I could just open up my washing machine and have at it. Progress my ass."

    So he'd want to work on the electric motor that breaks down much less than an ICE. That's not progress?
     
  15. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    He probably can't figure out how to add a turbocharger to his washing machine. :smile:
     
  16. ckessel

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    I think he's just being a bit whimsical. I think he'd like to see what's inside the cylinders.
     
  17. TEG

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    #18 TEG, Jan 11, 2012
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    There are pictures online showing some of what is inside there.

    In any case, staring at those two cylinders is the most exciting thing to me about the Model S.
    They represent and embody the epitome of modern drive-train engineering - elegant simplicity. The KISS concept climax.
     
  18. Mycroft

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    Exactly my view TEG. That magical, beautiful, elegantly simple drive-train is the reason I'm investing in Tesla!
     
  19. ckessel

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    That statement sounds rather "us" or "them". I think a person can grasp the beauty in the simplicity and still be enough of an engineering geek to be particularly interested in what's inside.
     

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