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Tesla designs copied?

Discussion in 'Future Cars' started by vfx, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    #1 vfx, Jul 12, 2012
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    How many think the Model S design shown three years ago was co-opted by other companies who got cars to market first?

    Maybe Tesla hides Gen III longer?
     
  2. Citizen-T

    Citizen-T Active Member

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    No doubt.

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  3. TEG

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    #3 TEG, Jul 12, 2012
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    Sometimes I think that when I see the Chrysler 200...
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    Like the movie industry where you get 3 blockbusters one year with similar plots, a lot of similarity emerges in auto design.
     
  4. Citizen-T

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    No doubt Franz is a trendsetter.
     
  5. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    There are a couple of angles of the back of the 200 that make me do a double take. Even though I know there isn't a Model S anywhere near Atlanta.
     
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    #6 dpeilow, Jul 12, 2012
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    The obvious comparison that people make to the Model S here is the Jag XF.

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  7. mklcolvin

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    The tailpipes are the giveaway in all those shots, LOL!
     
  8. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    more Model S lookalikes

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    Audi A7 Sportback
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  9. brianman

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    Yah, saw one on the road to work the other day. Details like the chrome and tail-light assembly are similar.
     
  10. Krandon

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    Just saw a black Volkswagen CC in the parking lot yesterday and did a doubletake... thought it was my first mod s sighting in the wild. I'm not too upset if they copied, there's plenty of room on the road for beautiful cars.

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  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    For those that prefer the "blend in" philosophy of EV styling to help the tech go mainstream, you're good to go.
     
  12. vfx

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    Is it me, or does that one have an angry alien face?
     
  14. brianman

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    I don't think you have an angry alien face.

    The Mustang front does make me think "Model S with sharp edges".
     
  15. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    The Rapide is (somewhat) similar, although it was shown as a concept back in 2006:

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    Perhaps my timeline needs adjusting. I thought it was a given that the Rapide was an influence on the S, not the reverse.
     
  17. smorgasbord

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    The XF was first shown at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show.

    The Mercedes-Benz CLS was originally sold in 2004, updated 2010.

    The Audi Sportback Concept was first shown in 2009.

    The 6th gen Hyundai Sonata (the car on the road I most often confuse with Model S), started development in 2005 and was first sold as the YFSontata in 2009, the same year it was first shown in the US.


    Who's copying whom?
     
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  19. Raffy.Roma

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    Nice! What car is this? First time that I see it. It's not a Fusion for sure. Then what is it? Is it an EVER?
     
  20. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Let your mouse hoover over the pic - it's text is 2015-ford-mustang-gt-coupe-concept-11.jpg. I like it a lot, it's very modern but still it's got that Mustang signature design element with the groves in the hood... Gives me a lot of associations to a big cat (leopard, puma or lioness).
     

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