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Model 3 shark nose

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MassModel3, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. MassModel3

    MassModel3 Member

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    Is it just me, or....
    Model3Nose.JPG sharkNose.JPG

    Now that I saw that, I can't un-see it.
     
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  2. MSEV

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    Yes, I saw it too, it is not only you...
     
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  3. BluestarE3

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    That matte paint job makes it look especially so!
     
  4. arjay

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    From that angle the shark really reads and I like its aggressive look. However from other angles it looks like a platypus. Smoother is better. Actually a smooth shark would be even better.
     
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  6. slipnslider

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    I'll take the shark nose over the model x mustache. I prefer the oval over the mustache too. I was so disappointed when they went with the mustache on the mX, after showing it with the cone nose all during the prototype phase.
     
  7. James Anders

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    I don't know why some are complaining. I find the front looks awesome as is!
     
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  9. frozenpenguin

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    Keep the Shark!
     
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  10. James Anders

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    Looks are subjective, I suppose.
     
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  11. Sharkbait

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    I haven't read every post in this forum but an opening to the nose, a grill of some sort, could also be functional as well as good looking. Consider it being ducted with airflow being directed to the front brakes and/or front motor for cooling purposes.
     
  12. James Anders

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    There are already openings in the lower part of the Model 3 front bumper cover. Should be no need to add more openings and create more turbulent flow.
     
  13. Pando

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    Not going to happen probably (haha), but one way to reduce drag would be to cover the car with dimples. The golf ball effect.

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    Dimpled Car MiniMyth
     

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