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Forget about Model 3. Is Model Y a flying car an April fools' prank?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by freeewilly, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. freeewilly

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    In answer to your question in the thread title, yes.
     
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    #3 garygid, Apr 3, 2016
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    Another early April Leaky-News flash:
    The four ducted-fan, all electric, 2 passenger "air-stir" (a model not yet revealed, possibly even denied, by a well known giga-company) is intended to be operated under 400 feet to avoid FAA jurisdiction, and only above existing freeways and major divided roads with no intersections. It is suspected that it will be guided by newly collected crowd-sourced high resolution lane maps, inertial guidance, and GPS, including hands-off hovering and advanced collision avoidance assist as standard. However, in the beta versions, the person in control is cautioned to keep both feet on the pedals, and to not attempt to operate the prototype vehicle-exit mechanism while at altitude. Safety features include a very exciting auto-balance mode for the fan opposite any one failed fan, assisting with emergency landings. The Signature versions are expected to be priced noticably higher than later models, and it is rumored that there will only be one Founder unit. Like you, we can hardly wait, and we already have our non-refundable deposits ready, as soon as the online reservation site is functional. Initial Fly-To navigation will be to only one within-range destination (assuming good weather and no headwinds), or to one of the many planned proprietary Splendid-Charging locations. Since it is rumored that the first models will have a 315.6 mile range, AMA rated, but only stay aloft for 30 minutes, these perhaps incomplete specifications would appear to indicate a top speed of at least 700 mph.
     
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    Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is popular for tweeting littles vital item and also business info.

    Appears like he's done it once again, describing a 'Model Y' that could have falcon doors as one of 2 future items, the various other being the Model 3 budget-friendly car Tesla prepares to take into manufacturing late in 2017.

    That Musk's tweets have actually given that been erased makes the entire point much more strange.

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    Rumor ili not? Tesla Model Y Release date, Price, Design
     

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