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Model-X styling ideas

Discussion in 'Model X' started by sjoshuaj, Jun 6, 2011.

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  1. sjoshuaj

    sjoshuaj Member

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    The model x may look like this...

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  2. AnOutsider

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    I know it's a quick PSHOP job, but that doesn't look bad!
     
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    Not bad because we can get a vision based on the Model S body design.
     
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    I see Model X as more of an SUV than a Station Wagon version of the S.
     
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    Agreed. The station wagon version seems a bit redundant.
     
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    lol.. you probably think that this looks like a station wagon too.

    2011_porsche_cayenne_turbo-pic-8266649736590659188.jpe

    It will resemble something similar to the Porsche Cayenne, but with Tesla's own distinctive design language.
     
  7. doug

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    Your quick and dirty photoshop kinda looks like a wagon because you didn't increase the size of the windows or give any more headroom.
     
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    I did not extend it higher because I wanted it to resemble the general proportions of the concept drawing Tesla had previously released to the public.

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    Teslas mock sort of reminds me of mazda's crossovers. Well, we'll see at least an early design in 3 months
     
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    Jaguar crossover concepts:
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    (By the way, rumors about a Jaguar crossover say it may be all aluminum)
     
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    #11 TEG, Sep 4, 2011
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    Note, Cayenne recently got re-designed and is more 'sleek' and car like now...
    2011 Porsche Cayenne Reviews
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    Includes a new hybrid variant too.
    2011.porsche.cayenne.20348972-E.jpg
     
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    Like it!

    But then, I bought it's predecessor...
     
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    #14 TEG, Sep 12, 2011
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    #17 tdelta1000, Oct 16, 2011
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    How different will the Model X be from the version shown at the Tesla Roadshow?

    Also, whatever happen to this being the Tesla Model X? The Lotus APX
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    #18 TEG, Oct 16, 2011
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    Tangent/detour/red-herring. Some people thought since Lotus supplied Roadster chassis technology Tesla might use APX for Model X.
    I think Tesla has since hired enough in-house talent to do their own chassis, and I doubt they go back to Lotus for anything substantial like that.

    I doubt we see Tesla ever build another car off of a modified ICE car chassis. There is too much to be gained by optimizing the design based on the packaging benefits of an under floor battery/pack and integrated PEM/Motor/gearbox between the wheels.
     
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    Agreed, plus I'd prefer they not follow that styling. It's ugly IMO.
     
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    I see... Now how differently will the "X" be from the roadshow Model S based version?
     

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