That is true, but that does not mean the Model 3 will be handled the same way. The 3 is Tesla's entry level vehicle. And employees are getting the first several thousand cars. Many employees likely cannot afford a heavily optioned car. It would make more sense to focus 2017 production on the base version of the 3, which Elon was careful to emphasize at the reveal in 2016 will be an incredible car even with no options. And Tesla never said that the 3 would have all the bells and whistles that the S/X have. We don't know that yet. You are assuming that the initial 3 production will be heavily optioned cars. I do not think they will be because the first several thousand cars are being build for employees, many of whom cannot afford 3 that is priced well over the base price. We know that 3 production this year will be RWD only and Elon was very clear that there will be almost no other choices except for color and wheel size (but since every 3 has full EAP hardware included it seems very likely that EAP and FSDC software options will be available). Yes he did say that. So the initial 3 configurator will show future options that are not yet available, and give an indication of the timeframe in which they will be available. We don't know if their future price will be shown.