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Clay model of new Tesla?

Discussion in 'Video' started by Trnsl8r, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    Found this piece on Swedish news television, Elon being interviewed at Hawthorne in front of a clay model that looks very interesting... Maybe an old discarded design or something new?

    Nu börjar elbilarna slå igenom - TV4 Play

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  2. mcornwell

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    Looks old to me...
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Nah, it's just a very "full" wrap. ;)
     
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    Trnsl8r S85 since 12/8/12, X90 since 12/20/16

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    Hmm... yeah, maybe. Now when I look at it again I guess it's an S. First viewing I thought it was a coupe... :confused:
     
  6. DaveT

    DaveT Searcher of green pastures

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    I took a screen grab from another frame. Model S or Gen III?

    It kind of looks like a Gen III to me. The front seems shorter (entire frank/front area) and the back seems shorter as well.

    The video date is 5/29/13... seems very recent.

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    Ok, I photoshopped a Model S into the pic for comparison. What do you guys think?

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  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Camera adds ten pounds, and clay adds another 500. Looks like a Model S with a thick wrap to me.
     
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    Not sure if it is MS or Gen III but it has different wheels on the driver side then the passenger side...
     
  9. brianman

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    If I was doing clay design work, I'd have that same rigging. It lets you evaluate both user experiences with a single test subject. In fact, I'm kind of surprised they don't have one of the dark wheels as well.
     
  10. Right_Said_Fred

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    Looks very much Model S. And it wasn't caught by accident, Tesla planned this interview right there. No way would they have done that with a clay model of Gen III in the background.

    What IS interesting are the two cars with the black cover in the back (top picture). That's how to hide a design!
     
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    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    Totally agree. Model S clay, but the cloaked items are very intriguing.
     
  12. DavidM

    DavidM P2624, Delivered

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    I've already seen a clay model of what looks like the Gen III and that's not it. The model I saw looks like a cross between a BMW 3 and a Lexus IS 250. Noticeably shorter than the clay models in the photo above.
     
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    DavidM P2624, Delivered

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    Here's what I saw. I don't know if it is legit, but if it is - I Like It!
    One thing's for sure, this is NOT a Model S.

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  14. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Unfortunately nothing new here. This is from an old video from early last year

     
  15. brianman

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    Yup, the 9 spoke wheels also hint at the age.
     
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    I'm going to have to agree with Trnsl8r. The front and rear overhangs are much shorter than the Model S and distance to where the B pillar should go to the back of the side window seems shorter as well. I think it's a different car than the Model S, but wouldn't even try to speculate as to why it's there. The S would look phenomenal as a coupe, would "sort of" remind me of an Austin Martin DB with a shorter nose, wait... where was that design guy they just hired from? Releasing a photo of a next generation this way would be pretty typical of the way Tesla markets. Nothing like getting a bunch of Tesla fanatics all worked up...
     
  17. FreeOfPge

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    True posts #13 and #14 have the 9 spoke wheels but the OP has 10 spoke wheels (driver's side), so this just adds fuel to the fire and additional proof that it is indeed a more recent clay model.
     
  18. brianman

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    Right, I was referring to 13 and 14. The OP looks like a Model S with too much makeup (or base or whatever it's called) on.
     
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    Hmmmm, well maybe Model S landed a new role as one of the Real housewives.
     
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    could definitely be a gen 3 2 door sedan
     

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