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Is Elon going the way of the VW Beetle and Porsche 911?

HX_Guy

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Sep 1, 2012
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Anyone think that Elon subscribes to the design approach of the VW Beetle or Porsche 911 where they are an evolution of the same design over decades vs all new designs?

Seems its going that way, and Elon has said on Twitter before that he considers that Tesla is refreshed on a monthly basis with their software upgrades...and now, Tesla on their website states this regarding the new refresh design...

"Refined Styling

Exterior design combines an iconic look with elegant proportions.
"
 
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20165MS

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Jan 29, 2021
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it comes down to capex right now. For what they manufacture, its about keeping things manageable for themselves so they can focus elsewhere. For those items they farm out to the OEM suppliers, they're open to more radical changes. They have only so much factory resources and a ton of balls in the air.

They spin it by saying words like "iconic" and "refined" but in the end it's about working well with what you have.
 

HX_Guy

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That's what I'm curious to know or at least discuss. Porsche for example with the 911 is not a resources issue, they intentionally keep th looks as an evolution of the previous.

May Tesla be going down the same path?
 

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