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Did we just get a final design hint?

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

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  1. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

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    Huh, what are you talking about?
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    Pretty sure I see the branding.
     
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  2. plankeye

    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    Elon said in a tweet that "adjustments were underway" on the nose. I just hope it's not much and NOT adding the mustache. :mad:
     
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  3. boiler81

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    I'm 66.6% sure it will follow suit with MS and MX nose;)
     
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  4. plankeye

    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    No offense, but I pray that your hunch is wrong. :D
     
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  5. S3XY

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    Then you're going to like my opinion even less. I'm thinking 95%
     
  6. plankeye

    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    Oy! You guys are killing me! :p
     
  7. alseTrick

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    What are you talking about in regards to the trunk? The months-old pictures from the matte black car at a service center shows the same exact trunk as the silver 3 from the original reveal. If there are other pictures you are referring to, could you post them?
     
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    I like the nose as is. I could live with a mustache, though. It just better not be the current version of the mustache. The mustache needs to be flush with the rest of the nose/hood of the car. On the S/X it is not and is therefore a drag on aerodynamics.

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  9. Neo_fd3s

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    Yep, Pretty sure the lights and the bumper will follow suit to the rest of the lineup. That 2nd photo is bang on the money on what I expect the finished bumper to be. Not too sure what the final production headlights will look like. But I'm sure they'll follow the current ones set out on the X and S.
     
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  10. JeffK

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    Sorry, but no.
    Elon mentioned they were tweaking the front end and that they were making edge and contour adjustments where even 0.1mm mattered.
    So why in the world would they purposely add drag to the car by putting the same front end as the S and X?
    It's not going to happen. Even the Tesla T is flat to reduce drag...

    I honestly think they are doing everything they can for a potentially 400 mi car.
     
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    plankeye That Vegan EV Guy

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    Plus, it will be easier to wash/wax/wrap without the 'stache.
     
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  12. Lloyd

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    I like a clean look. I vote no stach.
     
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    Wait, headlights?
     
  14. S3XY

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    Big news! I just received a sign which I believe is even stronger than the T-shirt hint, I was making my breakfast this morning when up popped what you see below. I could not believe my eyes. I thought, this must be some sort of sign. And because of it I'm now 100% certain that the final reveal will show that the Model ≡ will have the front end mustache.

    BTW, the other slice had an image of Jesus but who hasn't had that happen before?

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  15. Lloyd

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    You should sell it on E-bay!
     
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    Will "toast" also be a color option?
     
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  17. Zaphod

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    The tricky thing about adding the "mustache" is that on the S and X, the hood lip extends down to the very edge above the "mustache". The way the hood opening on the 3 is, that won't work, so either the hood design needs to change (doubtful) or integrate the "mustache" into the front end somehow.
     
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    Yes, and make enough to pay for a significant chunk of your Model 3. :)
     
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    I could live with color that if they won't offer Green.... :)
     
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    We're about 2-3 months out before the final reveal (or at least we hope so..). I'll be honest with you, the minute I saw the prototype at the reveal, I could see the shape of the new nose across the lineup.
    You can kinda tell those headlights will also receive some final adjustments before they sign off on the production model.

    If they don't adjust the bumper to the family mustache they currently have, I'll wait till they do. Because you can tell it'll only be time before they all resemble the same front end. :)
     

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