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Possible teaser of Model 3's shape

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by ratsbew, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

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    This came from the slides in JB Straubel's recent talk in Reno. Could this be an actual representation of Model 3's shape?

    I see side mirrors and the rear "hips" of the Model S. The front looks boxy like the new Chrysler Chargers.

    Also note the use of III and not 3.

    Screenshot 2015-10-16 at 17.33.04 - Display 2 - Edited.png
     
  2. MikeC

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    First mule sighting! Now the question is whether that's camo or if that's how the final production version will look :biggrin:
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    I think it's clear that it won't have the Model X nose - if you blow up the picture and brighten it you can clearly see a nose cone. Also I think I can see three forward looking cameras...
     
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    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    It least now we know black will be one of the colors available:smile:
     
  5. bigbear

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    i can see an autopilot system and a 300 mile range battery.
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    That's not black; I think it's midnight blue.
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    I did a pixel by pixel enhancement. All three RGB channels are completely evenly distributed. It is therefore black or possibly a very dark gray. Claiming that it's blue is a clear sign that you are opposed to serious analysis of all mule related data.
    I now feel compelled to say something offensive about you. The fact that you are a moderator will not stop me from being obnoxious and way too bought into this whole analysis thing.
    So there. Now I told you.
     
  8. ratsbew

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    Lots of jokes here, but does anyone honestly have opinions on if this might be a peek or is it simply nothing more than a place holder? I'm leaning toward a peek, but what do I know?
     
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    &%$#! Retina 5K screen......
     
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    I'm 90% sure this is a Model S ...
     
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    I would not draw any Model 3 conclusions from that car silhouette.
     
  12. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Hopefully Tesla will continue to use "III" and not some other derivation of it:wink:
     
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    Camo? Indeed it looks somewhat like a Camaro :)
     
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    Yes, it strikes me as a generic placeholder.
     
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    I'm 89.5% sure.

    Sure of what? I don't know.
     
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    seems like something generic just for the presentation. they didn't even bother to put a current model x image
     
  17. deonb

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    Au contraire!

    While I do agree with you that a pixel by pixel enhancement of the car does show an even distribution of the RGB channels, a pixel-by-pixel enhancement of the shadow shows that green outweighs the other 2 channels by 0.6%. So in fact, this is a green-biased light getting reflected off the car.

    For an object to appear 100% black (and not green) while reflecting a green-biased light, said object would have to be purple.

    So my guess is that the Model 3 will ship in a purple color - maybe something like Iridium?
     
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    I'm 85.5% sure that there's a 15.2% chance that it has the Model X style pano-windshield!
     
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    You are really sure about that!
     
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    This is what the car will look like when you buy it. Twelve to sixteen months after purchase, Tesla will come and paint it in your driveway, whether you want them to or not.
     

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