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Looks Like They Fixed the Front of the Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

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    #1 ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️, Mar 26, 2017
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    I know this is being discussed in another thread, Front End... Hmmmmmm, but it seems kind of buried in there. I think this deserves it's own thread. This is big news. The front shown at the reveal was really disappointing. C7sZwvZXwAApSRd.jpg
     
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    I think exactly the opposite. Loved the original front, I hope the darkness and black are hiding the true shape, but I am afraid not. Becoming a very ordinary looking car.
     
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  4. Yggdrasill

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    Having looked at the video for a while, I think the front is unchanged. There are reflections and such that make it hard to say definitively, but that's what the way the reflections move across the front says to me.
     
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  5. zenmaster

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    If the front did change, what if they did it to reduce drag?
     
  6. Thomas Edison

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    I'm 99% sure that video is deliberately starting at the exact point so that you can't tell if the front is changed or not
     
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    The more I look the more it looks like it hasn't changed. @1:56
     
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    Could it be more Roadster like now?
     
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    I did an overlay of the original prototype over the video and posted on model3ownersclub this weekend
    The front has had significant work beyond just rounding out the nose.
     
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    Sorry but I call b#lsh#t. You can't possibly work this out. What was the original shot on, from what angle, what lens, what lighting? What was the tweeted video shot on, what lens, aperture, angle, etc, etc, etc?! Cameras, phones, lens and lighting can be incredibly tricky when it comes to angles and dimensions. IMHO the front end is exactly the same as what was shown at the reveal.
     
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    I'm not claiming it's 100% right, and do say flat out it the two images are not shot from the same height, but the front is still significantly different, regardless. Camera angles don't make that much of a difference
     
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    Focal Length does.

    different-lenses-focal-length-perspective-spatial-distortion-example-gif-3.gif

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    I don't think you can really tell anything from a black car on a grainy video at a bad angle. I vaguely recall, if my memory is being honest with me, Elon saying something once about a minor tweak they wanted to make on the front end. I suspect it's slightly revised, but still basically the same.
     
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    About the only change I could possibly discern is the leading edge crease, top of the "duck bill" as some called it, is more rounded and not a sharp crease. Rest looks the same to me. And as other point out, grainy, poorly lit video of a black car does wonders to mask fine details.
     
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    I agree with @Zaphod.

    It looks like the duck bill has been toned down and not much else different - which could be a good overall result. Of course the ideal scenario is we will all be pleased but in practice that's unlikely.
     
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    This is how a forest log photo becomes a Bigfoot photo.
     
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    It looks like they just tweaked the relative proportions. The duck bill is still there, but it's not quite so prominent, and they pushed the two lower lips forward a bit with the same effect. I don't mind it either way to be honest.
     
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    #18 trayloader, Mar 28, 2017
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    Seeing this they extended Hood and lip.
    As if they were inspired by the Corvette.
    Or fuse it with the Roadster Face
    That ends up very agressive/elegant like this:
    Bildschirmfoto 2017-03-28 um 16.21.50.jpg
     
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    It appears less pronounced; a bit softer. Hopefull not too soft or it'll look more like a boxster.
     
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    Based on recent sightings, it appears the blunt, unadorned nose is cloe to finalization. It still loos like one of those old amphibious cars to me.

    IMHO some design detail on the nose of the car is badly needed.is badly needed
     

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