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The Model S Name

Discussion in 'Model S' started by QB 45, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. QB 45

    QB 45 Member

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    So I've done a little research for my odd little question, but I just can't seem to find out where or what the Model S's name came from. It has to have some sort of meaning. As I saw in one member's signature, I like to imagine it is short for Model S(paceship) :tongue:
     
  2. Citizen-T

    Citizen-T Active Member

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    I think the S is for "sedan". And Model S is supposed to be a nod to the "Model T" which ushered in a new age of transportation. Note that Model X is a crossover, which also makes sense.
     
  3. youlikeadajuice

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    I had wondered the same thing...is it possibly a new take on the "Model T"? :smile:
     
  4. QB 45

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    That would be pretty clever!
     
  5. adric22

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    I've never been a big fan of the name "Model S." In fact I would have much preferred them to just call it "Whitestar"
     
  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Model S, S for Super Sonic Sports Sedan
     
  8. CapitalistOppressor

    CapitalistOppressor Active Member

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    I think it definitely is related. Except it can't be Model T yet because Model S isn't for the masses. Musk's plan was a three step plan. $100k sports car, $50k performance sedan, $30k mass market vehicle. It wouldn't surprise me at all if an iteration of Bluestar was named Model T.
     
  9. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Model R(oadster)
    Model S(edan)
    Model X(over)
     
  10. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    I agree with this statement.

    And as long as they don't use a european (alpine) city name like Lucerne, or Milan. And don't misspell Cruise as Cruze I think real names are pretty cool.
     
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    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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  12. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    Model C(oupe)
     
  13. SigS905

    SigS905 Sig S 905 + X 5

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    Interestingly, the Ford Model R (red only) sold 2500 cars!
     
  14. SigS905

    SigS905 Sig S 905 + X 5

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    Isn't is Model C(abriolet)?
     
  15. Mogwai

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    I really would have liked if they just called it the Whitestar.
     
  16. olanmills

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    Considering the model names, we're so lucky that the company is not named ElectroCar or something.

    I'm okay if they wait until they're better established before they hire someone who is more creative with naming the vehicles.:biggrin:
     
  17. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    I'm really not seeing the big deal. I like the name, and I think it works well for the brand. I like that they continued it with the X as well. Sometimes codenames are cooler than real names (Nina -> Atlantic?)
     
  18. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    I actually like the name as well. It has grown on me. I might have preferred Whitestar but Model S works.
     
  19. westerndh

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    During my flight yesterday, I was browsing this forum, while the guy next to me looked out the window / played games. When we landed, he looked at me and asked "Please tell me you've bought a Tesla" - I said yes. I think the focus should be on Tesla, not the model name, so good call with S & X and whatever is to follow - makes it easy to share the Tesla story and all that's great with their work!
     
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    A "roadster" is a type of car.
     

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