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Where is the Model X Test Mule? Is there one?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by highedu, Jul 29, 2014.

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  1. Krugerrand

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    I think Bonnie has one and is testing it. :biggrin:
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie I play a nice person on twitter.

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    I have no idea what you're talking about. Screen Shot 2015-01-04 at 8.27.22 AM.png
     
  3. fengshui

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    Tesla also now has access to the test track adjacent to the factory, which can be used for extensive testing without revealing anything to spy shots. (They bought that land in 2013)
     
  4. bonnie

    bonnie I play a nice person on twitter.

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    I think the mules are out and about. No one has yet realized what is right in front of them.

    imo.
     
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    Man I'm so disappointed that we waited so long and this is what we get for $135,000.
     
  6. bonnie

    bonnie I play a nice person on twitter.

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    I don't think that's the Signature model.
     
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    I thought the discontinued brown as a color option!!
     
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    #88 mspisars, Jan 4, 2015
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    Well, the delays make sense now Bonnie! I see tesla moved from falcon wings to convertible hard-top "party" SUV style configuration in the Model X you're testing!!
    What happened to the wood paneling?
     
  9. Krugerrand

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    That's actually a fine mule. Could do with a little sprucing up, wash and buff. It appears to have good carrying capacity. I don't, however, see any towing options but there's no indications that it can't tow.

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    Who needs wood paneling when it comes with its own vanity and wheelchair access?
     
  10. MikeL

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    I anticipate a large towing capacity now since Bonnie's will obviously need to be able to tow a fully functioning Hot Tub !
     
  11. JST

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    I suspect they can do some work there, but all the big manufacturers have much larger proprietary facilities and you still see their development prototypes out in the real world.
     
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    Personally I like the wheelchair handicap ramp. Bonnie, I assume that is standard equipment?
     
  13. bonnie

    bonnie I play a nice person on twitter.

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    Well, for the Sig model if you select all the options. The pink is a custom paint job.
     
  14. patrick42h

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    That's what people were saying about the Model S in 2011. Now there are 60,000 of them on the road.
     
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    and the roadster ;)
     
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    I'm loving this thread, and wondering what the media will quote. People will read all the comments about Bonnie's Beta (without seeing original post with photo) and think this is all for real.

    I'm in for wheelchair hot tub Tesla, anyone else?
     
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    With the subzero temps we have had here in Minnesota recently go up to Baudette, Minnesota where they did their winter testing for the S and you could prolly find one.
     
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    image.jpg Another spy shot of the test mule with even slimmer redisigned falcon doors in the open position.
     
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    There are a number of BETA cars that are currently testing they would represent what you guys are calling "mule" They total 25 or so. Some are drivable some are not. They are used for different tests, the different engineering teams get a car and run their perspective tests on it. I can put up a picture, and I likely will very soon. But Just as a heads up, the front has changed allot, there is no more fake grill (nose cone). Enjoy the tidbits.
     
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    What kind of a statement is this? I almost punched my screen!!! Put up the pic already!
     

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