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Discussion in 'Model S' started by Robert.Boston, Jan 10, 2012.
And a nice bit of press from Forbes:
Hottest Cars At The Detroit Auto Show
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?
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?
I had reopened an old thread, but no matter: a couple of posts HERE and HERE.
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.
Link to video of Model S at the show. The camera takes a peek inside and it looks to me to be the same inside as the beta shown at Fremont. Videos From NAIAS Ford FCV-R and Tesla Model S | About Alternative Cars The clip is the bottom one, unless you want to see what Ford has to offer.
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
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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?
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.
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
Livesketching the 2012 Detroit Auto Show: Tesla Engine Non-Porn
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?
He probably can't figure out how to add a turbocharger to his washing machine. :smile:
I think he's just being a bit whimsical. I think he'd like to see what's inside the cylinders.
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.
Exactly my view TEG. That magical, beautiful, elegantly simple drive-train is the reason I'm investing in Tesla!
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.