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Plaid Model X in Santa Cruz

Blup85

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Hi all,
Not sure if these have been seen out and about regularly, but I was in Santa Cruz over the weekend and a Model X caught my eye due to the wheels, closer inspection I saw the blacked out door handles and figured it was a plaid.. anyhow, thought I would share
 

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El joe

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Hi all,
Not sure if these have been seen out and about regularly, but I was in Santa Cruz over the weekend and a Model X caught my eye due to the wheels, closer inspection I saw the blacked out door handles and figured it was a plaid.. anyhow, thought I would share
Nice! Helps that it says “Plaid” on the back. ;)
 
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djillusion

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i gotta say it. the "plaid" badge is so underwhelming too. not looking for something completely on the other spectrum with "look at me!!" but geez its really blah.

are the front headlights are the same as previous years?
 
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Vitaman

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Thought I was the only one that thought the Plaid badge looked like an aftermarket idea that was released before it was ready.
 

NHK X

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Model S has wider body and new wheels and sits lower, presuming this new x is same as before from the photos? Anyone have any info?
 

jboy210

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Hi all,
Not sure if these have been seen out and about regularly, but I was in Santa Cruz over the weekend and a Model X caught my eye due to the wheels, closer inspection I saw the blacked out door handles and figured it was a plaid.. anyhow, thought I would share
Do you have any pictures of the interior?
 

VikH

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Model S has wider body and new wheels and sits lower, presuming this new x is same as before from the photos? Anyone have any info?

From everything we have been told, the body of the refresh Model X is exactly the same as old.
 
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ZZ_KITT

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i gotta say it. the "plaid" badge is so underwhelming too. not looking for something completely on the other spectrum with "look at me!!" but geez its really blah.

are the front headlights are the same as previous years?
there is a better Plaid emblem on eBay which resembles the launch color scheme; some owners recently added this to their Plaid.
 

Richbot

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That's a different 22" tire than the outgoing model got in the US. Maybe testing a euro summer fitment? Looks like a Conti SportContact 6 or something?

Those will look a lot better in gunmetal. WTF is that little tab at the outside of each spoke? Turbulator? Wheel weights for balancing? That'll drive the toothbrush and wheel wax crowd nuts lol
 

jboy210

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That's a different 22" tire than the outgoing model got in the US. Maybe testing a euro summer fitment? Looks like a Conti SportContact 6 or something?

Those will look a lot better in gunmetal. WTF is that little tab at the outside of each spoke? Turbulator? Wheel weights for balancing? That'll drive the toothbrush and wheel wax crowd nuts lol
The tabs look like reinforcements. Perhaps they are needed for the high torque of the Plaid model.
 

croman

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Build quality seems as suspect as ever. I think the S plaid mules also looked suspect. Only until customer deliveries was it confirmed as better build quality (though perhaps it was just the initial push as build issues have been more widely reported now with the S).

To me, they still have issues combining the segments of the car and keeping it flush and tight.
 

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