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Pictures of Model 3... probably not but nice concept anyway

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by AustinP, Apr 30, 2015.

  1. AustinP

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    Looks good. It would be nice if true!
     
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    Looks good. Someone has some good 3D skills there. Reminds me a bit of the Hyundai Veloster in that 3/4 view from the front
     
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    I wouldn't mind if that was the final design. :)
     
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    That looks ridiculous. Thought the III was supposed to be a 2 door and smaller.
     
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    "Rumors suggest a range increased to a little over 300 km."

    Uh... No. 300 km is around 186 miles. The Model [I'm not allowed to refer to as I'd like] has always been meant to be at least a 200 mile range car. Recent developments make it clear that Tesla Motors is serious about that.

    This would indeed be a great design... for Hyundai. It has nothing in common with Franz von Holzhausen's styling trends.
    · The rendering shows a trunk with a narrow opening and high liftover instead of a liftback.
    · There are spaces in the rear bumper for exhaust pipes.
    · The hood has a 'cowl induction' airflow system like carbureted cars from the early 1970s.
    · The door handles are in the wrong place, improperly aligned.
    · The rendering shows exterior rearview mirrors that will certainly not be used if Elon can help it come 2017.
    · And someone lifted the old vented nosecone from the Model S prototype -- which never saw production.
     
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    God that's hideous. Yet another spin on the MS design. A really bad spin.
     
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    Um, no, where did you get that idea? The Model 3 is supposed to be a 4 door the size of a BMW 3 series.
     
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    Rims look a bit oversized at this picture. Rims should not be over 17" (16" ideal) if they are really trying to produce mass market EV. Here in Europe tyres over 17" are quite expensive.
     
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    Very nice, shows its heritage well and really is an urban cruiser type.
     
  12. wallet.dat

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    Not a fan. Looks like a rip-off of that new forthcoming Porsche thing.
     
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    I think Musk is trying to save money on the Model 3 and letting the people on the internet design their car for them. I think he will just choose the best design and use that. Maybe modify it a bit and then call it a day to save on design money. But that is my take on it.

    On this topic though, I would like a 4 door sedan for the Model 3. If the Model 3 is indeed a 2 door, I might have to get myself a Model S instead.
     
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    That's a photoshop based on the Ford Evos concept car, guaranteed. In fact, it's probably based on this picture:

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    Well that's a relief! :)
     
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    That was my thought as well. Mash up of Model S and another car. If Model 3 looks that bad, I won't buy it. I expect it won't have all the unnecessary style lines and bulges in that car picture. One of my favorite things about the Model S is now clean it is -- none of the busyness of other car designs.
     
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    Though I personally agree that 16" or 17" wheels would be preferable, I expect Tesla Motors will engineer the Model [symbol mods hate] to ride on 18" and 20" sizes instead. Partly for aesthetics, but also for the sake of performance. Amazing that so much room is allowed for oversized disc brake rotors on a vehicle where the brakes will typically not be applied above 5 MPH in everyday driving through urban areas.
     
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    EPA range of at least 240. Range driving at 10 degrees F on the highway must be at least 200 miles. source: 4Q14 Earnings

    It's four doors and a crossover, as said for the last few years, by Elon and JB.
     
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    i wouldn't be surprised if the model 3 would have a resemblance to a Mazda 3. Franz von Holshauzen learned the trade mostly at Mazda.
     

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    #20 Candleflame, May 1, 2015
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    These are the old purple mockups from Autoexpres (which I really, really like btw) which they made when Model 3 was officially announced arent they?

    Edit: no they are not, they are a "tesla" branded Ford Evo. But they do look quite good.

    These are the autoexpress ones for comparison.
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