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Model 3 hidden in plain sight?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by McHoffa, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. McHoffa

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    Titillating. :D
     
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    it's definitely smaller, could be another vehicle all together
     
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    It looks like the white tape they put on the new cars when they are traveling, I've seen Tesla's with this stuff on them and on the side mirrors.
     
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    Like a Honda. ;)

    I find it hard to believe there would be a Model 3 uncovered anywhere outside the design studio - especially outdoors. Even if just for a moment to mess with us in a photo. Where was this taken? Is it secure?

    My first thought is it might be someone's Kia...but then I thought maybe it is their intention to get everyone riled up....who knows.
     
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    findexif.com says there is no metadata on the picture (e.g. location).
    Brilliant bit of dribble marketing if it is a M3 since there will soon be a lot more analysis and speculation.
    I tried measuring and comparing the hatch lengths between the cars and its possible there are rear two cars on the right are similar and not Model S's.
     
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    Yep...whatever dark (black?) car on the far side of the brown MS appears to have the same dimensions as this white car....
     
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    Looks like a regular parking lot, could be any car really, not even a Tesla, which could account for the different look. Zero chance it's a 3 out before the reveal
     
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    The mirror is exactly the same as the Model X. Is there another car with that shape mirror that's also a liftback?
     
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    Looks like a truck to me...
     
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    Not a proof of anything, just added data point:

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    HA...so it was a Model x owner taking a pic of his car in a random lot. That makes sense. ;)
     
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    That was my first reaction too.... But then I read TFA ;)
     
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    It's a Model S. It's just the perspective of the shot. If the next Model S (3rd car) moved forward a few inches, you'd see just the tail of it, and no hood also.
     
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    Yep.. I think you nailed this one.
     
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    Looks like Minneapolis tesla showroom lot.

    I'd go drive and check it out but there are often random cars parked in that lot, doubt it's the 3.
     
  17. Johan

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    I don't get it. Where is the supposed Model 3. I see S and X and a truck in the background.
     
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    The white Model S behind the red Model S in the right row.
     
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    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Well, if it's a white Model S then it's not a Model 3, right? :)
     
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    I too can't see a Model 3 there. It looks just like any white Model S that stands behind another Model S from that perspective. The proportions and shapes look completely identical to me.
    Anyway, we'll certainly know more in just a few days :)
     

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