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Model X nose cone

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Ocelot, May 27, 2014.

  1. Ocelot

    Ocelot Member

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    I know I am probably in the minority here, and the chances of a different nose cone compared to the model s/alpha x are slim to none, but would love to see a different nose cone.
    I think the model s exterior is beautiful in nearly every way except the front view, and I hope they tweek it somehow for the x.
     
  2. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    Maybe if they used the exact same nose cone as the Model S, they would save money and the Model X could be produced cheaper? But if they are going to make a different nose cone, I would like it to also be narrower.
     
  3. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    Who needs a nose cone...
    I much rather see it without. They probably want to have it as branding but I know of plenty of people, also non-Tesla owners, that really don't like the look of the nose cone which really distracts from the overall awesome look of the model s and x. And it is not just my opinion.
    So please find an alternative look or at least minimize the effect of it on the overall look.
     
  4. HHHH

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    The nose cone is one of the main reasons why I chose black for uniformity.
     
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    saleen did a good job with their Model S nose - Saleen Automotive Plans Orange County–Aggro Tesla Model S – News – Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog
     
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    I like the nose cone in general, but for a piece that size, black is a bit too much contrast with some colors. I'd like to see it be a semi-translucent piece coordinated with the car color. Would give a much "cleaner" feel befitting the nature of the car.

    Something like this::cool:

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    I guess black hides smashed bugs the best, but I'd sure like an option.
     
  8. Ocelot

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    saleen did a decent job, still not a huge fan. i think Nubo is on to something, make it slimmer, and 'cleaner'.
     
  9. de704

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    #9 de704, May 31, 2014
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    The grill is there because cars look weird to most people without a grill.

    Personally, the Saleen "non-grill" makes me want to throw up in my mouth
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    It looks like the EV1 to me. Yuck!
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    I like the grill "even if it's just aesthetic". I don't want the car I paid buku bucks for to look weird to anyone! I want everyone to drool! That means the car must look "Normal".
     
  10. de704

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    Please enjoy this Model X nose pr0n. :tongue:

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  11. rogbmw

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    Ummm...I like the Tesla nose on our S, and have an X reserved.
     
  12. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    I agree, the Saleen grill reminds me of the GM designed nose on the Corvette ... not a fan. :eek:

     
  13. FlatSix911

    FlatSix911 918 Hybrid

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    Does anyone notice something different about this nose cone ...

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  14. Cattledog

    Cattledog Active Member

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    That's from really early Models S cars. Our Founders car has that crease/lip, perhaps some early Signatures do as well. Our other 2012, which was around the 3,000th made, has the smoother nose cone that I believe current cars share.
     

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