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Did we just get a final design hint?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by PTADO, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. PTADO

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    Just posted, a Veteran T-Shirt on their shopping site.

    Anyone with fancy-shmancy skills that can enhance that Model 3 fascia?

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    Close up image[​IMG]
     
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    Looks like everything we have already seen
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    Love that movie!!
     
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    Makes me very happy if that is the case. I couldn't tell from the far-away situation. If the grille-less design held, I'm stoked.

    @MrRandyB - Thanks for the close-up. Enhance FTW.
     
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    I wonder how much we can conclude from a T shirt. For all we know, the T shirt team was not privy to the latest design plans.

    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the nose remainst he same. Som other adjustments might be there.
     
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    This is the final nose design.
    Stop beating a dead horse.
     
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    On what do you base that? And on what level are you saying it is the final nose? As in absolutely no changes whatsoever... or as in, generally something like this?

    The car in the photo does not even seem to have AP2. There must be some changes ahead.

    Both Model S and Model X noses changed significantly from their public prototype/alpha versions.
     
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  10. PTADO

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    Wasn't trying to beat a dead horse, more or less just wanted to confirm, hence my request for a close-up of the image since I couldn't make it out in detail. I would find it difficult to believe that 6 months after pencils-down that they would produce an official product on a shirt with a concept design.

    I would agree with you and lean toward the idea this is probably the final front design.
     
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    Its already Feb '17, production starts mid '17, less then half a year away.
     
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  12. AnxietyRanger

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    Well that is pretty much what Tesla did with Model X. I mean, I don't remember if there was a T shirt, but all the public PR used the old Model X prototype (both pictures and actual demo car) until the final unveil. The only exception was one invite showing the updated roofline.

    The PR people may not have access to the latest design changes - who knows how long ago this shirt picture was even designed...

    That said, I agree Model 3 nose probably won't change much.
     
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    Well, is history is any judge, can we be sure production starts in mid 2017? Model S and Model X were severely delayed. We have not even seen many (any?) mules on the road. With Model X at we got to witness 6-9 months of mules...

    The Model 3 we have seen in public is the one that was launched in the spring of 2016. That was soon a year ago. Again if history is any judge, that is the Model 3 they will keep showing us until the final unveil (whenever that might be, maybe coinciding with opening of the Design Studio). So just because we have seen the early 2016 Model 3 recently, does not mean the Model 3 behind scenes remains the same.

    A lot can have changed in that year. Probably not much, but still possibly many things. Certainly a lot changed in Model S and Model X in their respective timeframes.
     
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    We haven't seen anything since the alpha prototypes since the reveal and there's been months of work since then. They weren't even pencils down yet. More than likely any changes would be very minor but still, there's no reason to rule something out.
     
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    The Mirrors look tighter to the body on the shirt.
     
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    They do. Nice catch.

    Though I must say looking at other lines (for example look at those small lines extending to the left/right outside of the headlights) the drawings seem approximations/stylized. So it is hard to say how accuretely they would represent any design changes.
     
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    #17 BluestarE3, Jan 30, 2017
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    Along with the image on the MyTesla page (shown below), this definitely confirms that the Model 3 will come only in blue. :)

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  18. AnxietyRanger

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    Well, that image together with this T shirt certainly proves Model 3 will only come in blue. :)
     
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    Damn, I wanted dark grey
     
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    And they can't make subtle changes in half a year?...

     

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