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Falcon doors...a small google conspiracy

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by thomas.rueesch, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. thomas.rueesch

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    I wondered why they are called falcon doors...so I went googling and found some interessting information

    The Tesla Store in Zurich is right next to the Falcon private Bank. (see attachement) Tesla-Map.jpg
    http://www.falconpb.com

    This Bank is owned by Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Abu Dhabi)
    http://www.falconpb.com/de/unternehmen/ueber_uns/Seiten/Eigent%C3%BCmer.aspx

    Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan has invested in Tesla.
    Sheikh Mansour invests $280m in Virgin Galactic - Telegraph
    “….So far this year, Aabar has acquired a 9.1pc stake in Daimler, the German manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz cars, for €1.95bn (£1.2bn) and a stake in Tesla, the Californian-based electric car manufacturer. The deals represent Abu Dhabi's desire to diversify away from oil.
    Aabar is controlled by the International Petroleum Investment Company, which is wholly owned by the government of Abu Dhabi and chaired by Sheikh Mansour.

    --> Is that the reason they are called falcon doors?

    (I hope not the same as EV1 happens to Tesla...if they get to sucessfull for a petrol investor...they seen to have everything under control)
     
  2. user497

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    Hmmm, I think it's more likely to be because the other company founded by Elon, Space X, names it's rockets Falcon. See: SpaceX
     
  3. Citizen-T

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    Elon has a thing for the letter X and Falcons. This has been discussed plenty of times before.
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    No conspiracy anywhere in sight -- agree with user497 and Citizen-T. Model X & falcon doors are attributable to Space X and Falcon rockets. (Or maybe THIS! Zap your enemy with the Tesla coil! by Falcon Games ...)
     
  5. johns258

    johns258 Model S Signature 998

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    In the video of Elon unveiling the Model X he describes the extra hinge the door has that allows it to open in a very narrow space and says something to the effect that instead of being a "gullwing" door it is a" falcon" wing style door. Nothing more complicated than that.
     
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    #6 TEG, Mar 15, 2012
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    On the one hand, his personal jet is a "Falcon" model, and pre-dates anything related to Daimler/Abu Dhabi...
    On the other hand, I had noticed that falcons are somewhat of a cultural icon in that part of the world as are winged door mods on vehicles...

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    #7 TEG, Mar 15, 2012
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    I wonder if we will see a gold plated Model X someday...

    AC Schnitzer Presents The Falcon | BMW Tuning Mag

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    BMW Abu Dhabi Falcon body kits
    BMW X6 Gets New Wings :AC Schnitzer X6 Falcon
     
  8. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Way to feed the conspiracy theorists, TEG!

    :)
     
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    Typically, the simplest explanation is the most likely.

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    That is a HOT looking car !!! Me like ... I'll take two :D
     
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    Someone explain to me how hot a falcon door is when you have to actually open a conventional front door to get to it.
     
  13. Robert.Boston

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    Why do you think that that's so? I've been assuming that it can be opened either from the key fob or with the rear-door handle, without needing to open the front door.
     
  14. AnOutsider

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    It would seem that's the case...
     
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    Child locks.
     

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