TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Bronze looking M3 spotted in Highlands Ranch Colorado of all places

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by voip-ninja, Aug 23, 2017.

Tags:
  1. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    Unfortunately no pics, I was on my way to work and take this route regularly so perhaps I will see it again soon and be more prepared.

    The car might have been silver, but in the very early morning light it had a bronze metallic look to it.

    It was definitely Model 3, had the 19" wheels and had a permanent front license plate installed. I only got a very quick look so don't know what the interior color was.
     
    • Like x 1
  2. SageBrush

    SageBrush Active Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    4,318
    Location:
    Colorado
    Did the front plate look out of place ?
    I've been wondering where to place it on the sloping bumper.
     
  3. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    It didn't really look that weird to me but I did immediately notice the combination of the license plate plus the distinctive "fish mouth" model 3 front that doesn't have any fake air intake vents. They had put the plate above the "lip" on the front cover just below the place where the hood meets the bumper cover.
     
  4. DÆrik

    DÆrik Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2016
    Messages:
    586
    Location:
    Colorado
    I've only heard of "fish mouth" relating to a classic Model S. Which photo below did it look like?

    Classic Model S front:
    tesla model s.jpg

    Refresh Model S front:
    tesla model s refresh.jpg

    Model 3 front:
    tesla-model-3-silver-prototype-promo-shot-headlands.jpg

    Thanks Erik
     
  5. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    It was definitely the 3rd one and probably that same color and wheels.

    I call it a fish mouth, not sure how else to describe it.

    It was very surprising to see it in Highlands Ranch, a bedroom community if there ever was one. Must be owned/operated by either a Tesla corporate employee or some biggie investor who was slumming it around here.
     
  6. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    #6 voip-ninja, Aug 23, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2017
    I would also add that it looked bigger than I expected, I initially mistook it for a Model S then saw the distinctive front end and headlights and new it was my very first look in the flesh of the new model 3.
     
  7. cizUK

    cizUK Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2017
    Messages:
    127
    Location:
    UK
    I'm guessing you mean Model S?
     
  8. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    Yes.
     
  9. DÆrik

    DÆrik Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2016
    Messages:
    586
    Location:
    Colorado
    Do you have a dash cam?

    Based on what Tesla has said, all initial Model 3 deliveries were going to be West coast. Definitely try to take a photo. I would love to see it.

    Thanks Erik
     
  10. DÆrik

    DÆrik Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2016
    Messages:
    586
    Location:
    Colorado
    I have seen several bronze (titanium metallic) Model S/X around Highlands Ranch.

    Thanks Erik
     
  11. McHoffa

    McHoffa Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Messages:
    801
    Location:
    Canton, NC
    Well considering one was seen in Greenville, South Carolina and another in Florida a couple weeks ago (both with pictures), seeing one in Colorado isn't surprising.
     
  12. PaulJB

    PaulJB Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2016
    Messages:
    101
    Location:
    Denver
    I guess it shouldn't be surprising, but with the hundreds of sightings in California that flood the forum, its easy to assume that sightings like this are unlikely to happen in places like Colorado until well into production. A good reminder to be on the look out, especially if you're near a super charger or store/service center.
     
  13. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2012
    Messages:
    804
    If I see it again I will be trying to take a photo. It was absolutely a Model 3.

    I do not have a dash cam.
     
  14. Mkorpal

    Mkorpal Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    367
    Location:
    Denver
    Obviously not every Tesla employee or well connected investor lives in Cali, so it's possible one has already been delivered east. As for the others spotted on the east coast, I thought they were for service center training or possibly the bond sale.
     
  15. McHoffa

    McHoffa Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Messages:
    801
    Location:
    Canton, NC
  16. SageBrush

    SageBrush Active Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2015
    Messages:
    4,318
    Location:
    Colorado
    Road trip seems at least possible, although OP appears to have excluded the possibility of a Model 3 owner wanting to visit his neck of the woods.
     

Share This Page