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Revised Model 3 concept clay model (unofficial)

Sunlight

Member
May 7, 2014
331
777
South Africa
So after a whole bunch of work, here is my iteration on my orignal
design – a Mk 2 in essence....

You need to have read the “Proposed Model 3 concept clay model
(unofficial)” topic to get all the background to this thread!

Side view low.red. P.jpg


Due to my working methods, I have to have a concept in my head and
I only see if it works when it is finally sprayed so this is far from
definitive. I have incorporated many of the helpful comments and some
further ideas. It is, however, only another interpretation of the
basic 'architecture' as detailed before.

Again I would be interested in (constructive!) comments..... I
have done it in red this time to try to show contrast better but it
made the photographs far more difficult and I'm not really happy with
them so bear with me on that score.
Side high.red 2.JPG


The main developments are:-

Climbing swage line running around the nose as well;
More front wheelarch definition;
Reduced bonnet slope (as commented on by a few) bigger frunk!;
More front definition/attitude;
Revised Tesla 'face' with a vestigal hint of the current MS/MX
faux grille;
Thinner and more sweeping headlights (bit Ferrari-esque);
Slightly increased wedge for the windows;
Developed rear end with reduced and tidied up diffuser;
Black cab accent (this is very optional and was tried to see how
it works – the roof could easily be colour coded as in the previous
model – which looks better? This is certainly eye-catching!);
Body creases on the front and rear wheel arches (mimics the MS at
the rear)
Front wheel arch vents in the wing panel with 'strake' design (bit
of 'aggression'?)

Front red outside.jpg


I would like to still change the following:-

Round the rear end in plan (as commented by others – it is too
flat) Would also benefit the look and operation of the diffuser.

Improve the front valance intake openings – touch of the Jag
F-Type maybe!

General detailing at the lower front

It still lacks detailing which would make a big difference!
Especially the lights which need to look like jewels. And finer
chromework around glazing; grilles; lights etc.

Rear low red outside.jpg



Making the Tesla face exquisite (and a work of art) would add a
lot. I would imagine the rear running lights to be LEDs around the
diffuser shape!!
Rear three quarters.red outside.jpg


Rear diffuser.red.jpg


That's all for now, folks! Comments welcome...........

Or complete with pepper-pot aero wheels................

Side high.red.aero 3.JPG.jpg



Or the full Monty...............

Side high.red.aero 2JPG.jpg
 

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StephenM

Active Member
Dec 23, 2012
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Kudos to the amount of detail and work you put into this project! The aerodynamic profile does look like it would be an efficient one, though I wonder how cramped the interior would be with this roofline.
 

Sunlight

Member
May 7, 2014
331
777
South Africa
StephenM - the roofline is actually quite a bit higher than the MS - particularly in the rear -as people complain about the MS headroom. I take it as a compliment that it 'looks low'!

Larry I think the Telsa badge looks Alfa-ish as I did it in red 'for fun' - could be satin s/s or chrome instead. And I agree about the side strake.....But it does look cool on the Furtive...........maybe I just did it craply.....
Furtive eGT.jpg
 
I like it a lot better in color -- it looks good in red. I'm kinda up in the air on the silver side vents. Not sure I'm diggin' on the pizza pan wheel covers, though. I do think Tesla will keep the front grill at least somewhat resembling the Model S. And maybe a bit more rounding in the back, too. But over all, I definitely like the look.

Oh, and I think it now needs to have that "D" on the back!

BTW, I wanted to say... OMG, you must have the patience of a saint! I can't even imagine how much time and diligence must have gone into this, and in such intricate detail, too. Love it or hate it, viewers should be truly impressed at the end result.
 
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Sunlight

Member
May 7, 2014
331
777
South Africa
New Tesla 'face' for the Model 3 clay model (unofficial)

Just been tidying up the model and incorporating some comments.

Toned down the side strakes - looks better. Although they may be passe by now, they do benefit the aero so I've left them on.

Also dropped the 'black top' - don't think it looked better than this normal version. Otherwise just general improvements all round and a respray (wish it shone like the other red concept model previously posted!)

Main amendment is a revised Tesla face. Tesla badge the same colouring as the Tesla sign on the website (elsewhere too?) albeit in chrome/brushed s/s. Tried 'wings' on the badge and a ghosted echo of the previous MS and MX (?) faux grille. The infill can be body colour (as here) or whatever - darker body shade; gunmetal grey; black (gloss or satin)....

Slimmed the lights down a bit - I like this look but the lights could be any shape really.

Oh and I added whacking great big drilled discs and red calipers - looks better!

Bear in mind this is a totally practical design - no concept liberties. It will look chunkier than an MS as it is shorter; taller and narrower and all the dimensions are realistic......

I am pretty happy with it now although I could fiddle around forever!
New Face - side low.jpg

New face-Front three-quarters-high 2.jpg

New front-high str on.jpg

New face - med rear 3.jpg
 
Nov 18, 2014
151
27
So after a whole bunch of work, here is my iteration on my orignal
design – a Mk 2 in essence....

You need to have read the “Proposed Model 3 concept clay model
(unofficial)” topic to get all the background to this thread!

View attachment 60972

Due to my working methods, I have to have a concept in my head and
I only see if it works when it is finally sprayed so this is far from
definitive. I have incorporated many of the helpful comments and some
further ideas. It is, however, only another interpretation of the
basic 'architecture' as detailed before.

Again I would be interested in (constructive!) comments..... I
have done it in red this time to try to show contrast better but it
made the photographs far more difficult and I'm not really happy with
them so bear with me on that score.
View attachment 60973

The main developments are:-

Climbing swage line running around the nose as well;
More front wheelarch definition;
Reduced bonnet slope (as commented on by a few) bigger frunk!;
More front definition/attitude;
Revised Tesla 'face' with a vestigal hint of the current MS/MX
faux grille;
Thinner and more sweeping headlights (bit Ferrari-esque);
Slightly increased wedge for the windows;
Developed rear end with reduced and tidied up diffuser;
Black cab accent (this is very optional and was tried to see how
it works – the roof could easily be colour coded as in the previous
model – which looks better? This is certainly eye-catching!);
Body creases on the front and rear wheel arches (mimics the MS at
the rear)
Front wheel arch vents in the wing panel with 'strake' design (bit
of 'aggression'?)

View attachment 61117

I would like to still change the following:-

Round the rear end in plan (as commented by others – it is too
flat) Would also benefit the look and operation of the diffuser.

Improve the front valance intake openings – touch of the Jag
F-Type maybe!

General detailing at the lower front

It still lacks detailing which would make a big difference!
Especially the lights which need to look like jewels. And finer
chromework around glazing; grilles; lights etc.

View attachment 61118


Making the Tesla face exquisite (and a work of art) would add a
lot. I would imagine the rear running lights to be LEDs around the
diffuser shape!!
View attachment 61119

View attachment 60980

That's all for now, folks! Comments welcome...........

Or complete with pepper-pot aero wheels................

View attachment 60978


Or the full Monty...............

View attachment 60979

Can I take it for a spin?
 

CHG-ON

Still in love after all these miles
Jun 24, 2014
3,079
648
Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
Glad to see that they are working hard to differentiate its styling from the big boys. Very imprint to not piss off all of us who plunked down so much for something unusual. Looks a little cheap to me, but I think that's the early stage models. Ultimately, I think the design looks derivative as opposed to new and cutting edge. But I dont mind.
 

tga

Active Member
Apr 8, 2014
4,061
3,085
New Hampshire
Glad to see that they are working hard to differentiate its styling from the big boys. Very imprint to not piss off all of us who plunked down so much for something unusual. Looks a little cheap to me, but I think that's the early stage models. Ultimately, I think the design looks derivative as opposed to new and cutting edge. But I dont mind.
You do realize those pictures are a fan-created model, not anything official from Tesla, right?
 

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