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Has the Production Ready Model X Been Spotted?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by MotoEV, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. MotoEV

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  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    That looks like the same one that they've been showing for several months - hate that mixed black and white interior.
     
  3. fengshui

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    From the Prototype to Production thread:
    Model X Timeline - From Prototype to Production - Page 17

    This is a the Culver Studios in Culver City, CA. It's not a public road, although it looks like one. I think they may be using it in a production being filmed there, and it may show up on-screen in the fall or sooner.

    Alternately, the Detroit Auto Show is next week. They could be also getting ready to truck it out to the show. I can't imagine they'll have a booth at that show without some version of the Model X on display.
     
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    ya, what is that all about?

    My wife wants an X but is really concerned about that combo, not that hers would have those colors or anything, it just doesn't seem to have purpose. The red piping makes it really strange
     
  5. AnOutsider

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    This image is making the rounds and journalists are running with it.

    It's funny, google alerts has been sending me articles that blogs are posting along the lines of: model x finally revealed!

    Really? Thought that happened 2 years ago?
     
  6. ecarfan

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    I am sure that production cars will not have that alternating while/black rows of seating. I suspect the alpha X was made that way to visually emphasize that there are three rows of seating.
     
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    Or different interior colors without making 2 cars.
     
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    I doubt that the white upholstery color in the alpha X will be a color offered in regular production cars, as it would be impossible to keep clean. I've seen it up close: it's a very WHITE white. I don't understand why Tesla decided to use it n the alpha X.
     
  9. bonnie

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    I thought that maybe the white was used at the last minute before the show it was going to, because they had some sort of last-minute issue with a full set of 'same color' seats. So I asked. Nope. The engineers deliberately chose the black & white theme because they thought it would 'look cool'.

    Yeah. Mistake. The engineers won't be choosing the interior color schemes again.
     
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    Well, at least it was engineers ( seriously who would let them make design choices?) and not the design team.
     
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    #11 bonnie, Jan 11, 2014
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    For those wondering ... the *spotted* Model X is the same Model X that was shown in Detroit, January 2013. Sorry.
     
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    While this may be the same vehicle, it is worth pointing out two possible differences..

    1) the wheels are definitely different. Not only are the removable CF accents gone, but the spotted version has exposed lugs. Eerily similar to (or the very same) wheels used in the MS alpha. Likely a simple wheel swap.

    2) Maybe it is just the lighting, but I do not see the indentations (fog light housings?) on the front air dam of the spotted model X as seen here

    I just really, really want to see the beta :(
     
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    Signature.

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    Just a guess, and others may have data making the theory absurd but...

    Maybe the two-tone wheels that I saw at the Teslive gathering aren't road-worthy (in the legal/safety sense) but just prototypes.
     
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    It looks to me like the side mirrors are retractable and have been closed on park. This would likely be an auto setting, otherwise why manually close them?
     
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    Just like the hype over the supposed news event last week Tesla folks are probably enjoying all the speculation on the forum.
    Actually I think this is Bonnie's beta car and she really loves the dual color interior:smile:
     
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    I'm holding out for the "Hello Kitty" interior option.
     
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    "No, ma'am. We in Engineering have no sense of aesthetics that we are aware of."
     
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    I had to add some visual for those not familiar. Hello Kitty


    decoration2896.jpg
     
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    Oh hey, thank you?

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    Oooh! There's a leopard option!
     
  20. gg_got_a_tesla

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    I don't think Bonnie's dogs will take kindly to the Hello Kitty interior ;)
     

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