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Model 3 sighting in the wild

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by brucet999, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    A friend of mine told me that he saw a Model 3 in south Orange County, CA yesterday; in brown paint with no test mule camouflage wrappings.
    Further AP testing on the infamous I-405? Maybe an employee taking one of the Hawthorne demo cars home for the night?
     
  2. Rilla

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    My question is though, why wouldn't they retrofit a Model S with updated hardware if they want to test on open roads? Would draw less attention, maybe.
     
  3. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    At this point, after the reveal, there is no need for secrecy.
     
  4. johnny2five

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    And a sighting here and there adds to the hype and is free marketing.
     
  5. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    Also was seen in San Diego today
     
  6. cdub

    cdub Future Model 3 owner

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    Pics or it didn't happen! ;)

    btw... this black one is a stunner... gallery-6.jpg
     
  7. vortexz

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    I have uploaded this video of a real Model 3 sight on the streets :

     
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    If you looks at the video, the model 3 is following a Model S with a big motion picture camera mounted on a boom hanging off the back. It looks like Tesla is making some promotional videos around the LA area.
     
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  9. TEG

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    A lot of people seem to be mistaking model X for model 3.
     
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    There is a big difference in size but all three S, X, and 3 have a family resemblance. The video is definitely a Model 3 though.
     
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    Wow, nice catch. That appears to be the silver 3 shown at the reveal. Great to see it moving in daylight, it's gorgeous.
     

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