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Tesla, this is what the production Model 3 should look like

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by JJoynt, Apr 2, 2016.

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  1. Qball

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    Lookin good, hope some designer as Tesla is keeping an eye on this thread
     
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  2. Quietninja22

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    I agree. The more I see it, the more okay with it I am
     
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  3. Mark Z

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    What the OP is showing is an air opening on Model X, but with Model 3 it could be similar to the solid plastic material used on Model S.

    Perhaps this decorative feature could be glued in place as an Tesla option or third party add-on, like the spoiler on Model S.

    I like the sleek design of the Model 3 front end that allows flexibility for different countries, regions, and possible user selected modifications. Over time, IMHO, most buyers will be attracted to the simplicity and savings that a efficient aerodynamic front will provide.
     
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  4. timk225

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    Perhaps if the front flat area were to be black, similar to this photoshop, that would help the looks without changing any shapes?

    Someone photoshop that. Just color the flat area black, no shape changes.
     
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    ashRZB4.jpg
     
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  7. LargeHamCollider

    LargeHamCollider Battery cells != scalable

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    I like this one the best, the OPs is also good, Tesla's version is also good.
     
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    I would like to see an animation from the original to your version. That way you can easily see your updates. Nice work in Photoshop!
     
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    I think that by the time the Model 3 will be available... Tesla will be allowed to ditch the side mirrors!

    Can you render how the Model 3 will look like then?

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  10. Quant

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    TOO big ! What are your dimensions ? Weight ?

    Without that this is just BS by non engineering types !

    Artists and design people need to work collaboratively with others in engineering, production, supply chain , finance etc to end with a final design !

    Otherwise, this is complete and UTTER BS !

    Without those answers someone like Elon would fire you immediately !
     
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  11. JJoynt

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    Really dude chill, seriously. I was just bored and made this in photoshop for fun to see how it would look. Why would I care about the weight and exact dimensions? I'm not an engineer, or do I care to be one
     
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    I think it is time to dispense with the notion that that we need air vents, that's a construct leftover from our days of ICE and has no purpose, even negative purpose. It means greater costs, less strength, more dirt and dust within the vehicle body, harder to clean, etc.

    Like side mirrors, dashboard instrument panels, and steering wheels. All destined to go the way of the collectors garage.."oh look at this an electric car that still had a grill-isn't that neat".

    Time to move on. The point here is not to simply replicate the ICE but to take transportation to a different level, not only electric but autonomous.
     
  13. Johan

    Johan Funds for M3 secured. Contingent on wife aproval.

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    OP: you made it into a Model S.
     
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  14. JJoynt

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    Yeah I stretched it a little farther than I had realized looking at it now
     
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    IMHO,
    This front end is a BMW 3-Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes C-class "Killer", the blunt nose of M3 revieled is not!
    Perhaps Tesla doesn't want to upstage the Model S design.

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  16. RIZE

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    Awesome. It looks like a cross between a Porsche and a Lamborghini. I like it!
     
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    I liked the Porsche-like front end that was shown ....rest of your vehicle was nice.
     
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  18. ecarfan

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    The 3 nose looks great. Much better than the nose on my S.

    The actual 3 design looks way better than any other speculation/rumor/fantasy 3 design I have ever seen posted or discussed on TMC. Which tells me that Franz and the Tesla design team really know what they are doing!
     
  19. boiler81

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    Why do folks think the style of the nose needs to "grow on you". If it's a compelling design, you should like the looks on first sight. Sure EV diehards have proven they will buy an EV regardless of how ugly it is.
    That's not who Tesla needs to sell. They need to attract common folks to a great looking and performing car that happens to be electric.
     
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  20. lolachampcar

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    count me in the like category
     
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