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Was this a Model S Prototype?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by retinadoc, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. retinadoc

    retinadoc Member

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    I'm clueless, but I like the lines. tesla-s-1.jpg
     
  2. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    It was a drawing by an artist who guessed that was what the Model S was going to look like, based on the roadster styling and some other factors.
     
  3. AMPd

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    Wow that looks good!
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Yup

    Was my first reaction back then too. I still have hopes a future sports car would look as aggressive.
     
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    The front end would be perfect for the next roadster
     
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    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    You know you're right, that would make for a great gen 3 design
    looks great and smaller than the model s while still being a 4 door
     
  9. Right_Said_Fred

    Right_Said_Fred Model S - Sig. 283 EU

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    It looks like a Nissan Z.

    And the front section, though nice, is too different from the Model S. So it will not be used for the Roadster II. Tesla-models will from now on have a lot of similarities, a common design language, and this doesn't fit in with that.
     
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    Yeah, I compared that picture to the 350Z way back in 2008 here:

    WhiteStar styling ideas - Page 23
     
  12. Soflason

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    Wow, side-by-side it looks pretty similar indeed, glad that Franz went in a different direction with the design. Far better now...
     

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