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Model X Mule Sightings

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Paul Carter, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. AnxietyRanger

    AnxietyRanger Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, front image seems to show rear-view mirror. I was looking at the side image, which is inconclusive.

    Cameras around the rear-view mirror are there, but are they merely a regular auto-pilot setup or stereo cameras or some such upgrade? Hard to say with that resolution.
     
  2. AlMc

    AlMc 'Senior Moments' member

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    This is a good WAG. A single red line/light for regen calls attention to trailing vehicles to be cautious while a full array of red when you apply your foot to the brake shows you are slowing quickly/stopping.
     
  3. JST

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    From the other pics we've seen, these look like one of the two smaller sets of wheels they've been using on the prototypes. I'm guessing these are optional 20"ers. The white one in the video upthread has noticeably larger wheels.
     
  4. NigelM

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    Probably not, it has "mfg" plates. Although someone in in California might be able to comment on that better than I can.
     
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    Is it just me, or is it very hard to see a driver in that front shot? Looks like a bare MS seat...

    :wink:

    For the record, I don't believe for a second they'd have a driverless car out in public traffic at this point.
     
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    I wouldn't call it a Founders Series because it is still being used as a test vehicle. Rather, it is most likely a recently built release candidate. It could contain all the parts that are destined to go into the Founders Series vehicles, but is not one that is destined for delivery to a real customer.
     
  7. AnxietyRanger

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    Sounds plausible. It might even have the Founders text in the side blinkers, hence the camo there.

    To use Eds parlance (sorry, had to go there ;)... could this be a Release Candidate 2 vehicle?
     
  8. JST

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    There's no reason they couldn't drive a Founder's series car around with MFG plates prior to delivery. They do it all the time with inventory/loaner cars that are later sold.

    But I agree with others--the better bet is that this is still one of the pre-customer cars, though it does look complete and ready to go.

    I am interested in whether Nigel and Bonnie think we are finally seeing the final car, or if they think this still might be a decoy of some sort.
     
  9. AnxietyRanger

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    Comparing the two fronts seats shows the driver silhouette, he/she is there.

    Enhance gets even more detail:

    model_x_mule_driver.jpg
     
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    Ha! Yeah, I forgot this was a zoom of a mirror image. Serves me right for responding before coffee.
     
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    I'm really curious about that falcon wing door gap. Could be testing how the car responds if the door isn't fully closed?
     
  12. AnxietyRanger

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    Could it be Elon Musk driving his Founders home? Nah. Probably still a tester... but we've heard him drive those, right?

    model_x_mule_driver_2.jpg
     
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    What's this? AnxietyRanger making a funny post? If that's not a sign that the end is near, nothing is. :wink:
    (That is, the "end" of waiting for the Model-X)
     
  14. NigelM

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    ^ That photo looks more like Elvis is driving. Plausible?
     
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    doggusfluffy Closed

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    Interesting that it has an amber turn signal.
     
  18. Blurry_Eyed

    Blurry_Eyed MS Sig #267, MX Sig # 761

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    Interesting turn light signal in the video of the X.
     
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    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    Nice! A Blue Model X with white plastic bumper wrap.
     
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    Nice music. Feels luxurious.
     

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