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Ideas about what's under wraps?

Discussion in 'Future Cars' started by Jgdixon, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Jgdixon

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    #1 Jgdixon, Oct 23, 2014
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    Guys,
    I was at the factory earlier this week.
    First of all no sign of Model X or even the P85D on the production line.
    But I went out back to look at some cars there for delivery to see the color combinations.
    There were a bunch of cars with covers on them.
    Some are obviously Model S.
    But have a look, there is one much shorter and taller with Model S wheels on it.
    It looks shorter than an S or X.
    Maybe some sort of test mule?
    You can see some others that I can't recognize as well.
    Let the speculations begin!
    Under wraps.jpg
     
  2. ecarfan

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    Shorter? I'm not so sure. Because those cars are taller that might make them looker shorter.

    I think those are very likely X's, and one looks like it might have the much discussed "roof rack solution" on it.

    Nice sighting @Jgdixon! I am surprised you were able to freely drive into that area.
     
  3. Johan

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    XXX! Like pornography to me! :)

    Nice sighting!
     
  4. Duckjybe

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    When I was there in July I drove over to the fenced off area by the Service center and saw a B-Class test mule, Rav 4, and the Model S with rectangular box on the roof that we have seen in Hawthorne pictures. Perhaps some of those cars.

    That looks like a model X with a roof rack, no rear door and no mirrors!
     
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    It looks like you were close enough to pull the cover off and check yourself! :wink:
     
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    The other one looks like some sort of minivan and another what looks like some sort of car/truck bed combo or a 3/4 complete S.
     
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    The red car definitely looks like it has no conventional mirrors.
     
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    The 'minivan' shape toward the fence reminds me of the silhouette for the Toyota Previa, which was replaced by the Sienna. I agree that the vehicle in the center, with exposed red bodywork, appears to be a Model X with a roof rack of some sort... But I think it is actually something else. Remember the rear door of the Model X goes all the way to the wheel-well. This has a shorter rear door. Perhaps it is an early version of the Model ☰X Crossover? Good pics!
     
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    Ha! that's what I was thinking too. I totally would've scooted over there to take a peek.
     
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    Car next to fence looks like the B-Class to me.
     
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    It did occur to me but actually a Tesla employee approached me and asked what I was doing, I said I had just been on a tour and had a new Model S on order but wanted to look at the black headliner. He asked how long I would be and I said just a few minutes.
    The picture I took as you can see, was after I was back in my rental car.
     
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    Agreed. The Red one with the rack though, I cant tell what it is.
     
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    To me it looks like the falcon wing doors are partially open which is pushing the cover upwards.
     
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    And it has no side mirrors sticking out...

    Could the one on the right be a pickup? Looks like it has a tub or its a half finished car...
     
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    Looks like a Model S with the rear hatch removed.
     
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    Car on right in the original photo looks like a model S body in white.
     
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    Looks like the red car is a Model S (with some roof rack) to me. It appears the rear door is not present, and that the frunk might be popped to me.

    The car in the back looks like a MB B-Class.

    Whatever is in the black car cover behind the red car is what looks most interesting to me.
     
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    Looks to me like a bunch of decoy cars to get you all hot and bothered.
     
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    I'd say the one in the back is an MB B-Class. I'm pretty familiar with the general shape as I used to own one. The one in foreground is an X. Close up of the front grill shows the lower upturned chrome surround of the X and it looks like the rear doors are opened or removed as I can see the open door sill.
     

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