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      03-14-2019 12:08 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie Scum View Post
      $20 gps speedometer would be my first mod if I got one
      These kinds of cars are designed to be either driven at the leisure of the operator at whatever speed you are comfortable, or have the cruise, sorry, Autopilot set and left to do its thing. You don't need a speedometer directly in front of your face for that.

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    3. 03-14-2019 12:14 PM #77
      Really hope it looks better than the Model X and the Model 3 but I don't have super high hopes . . .

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      03-14-2019 12:25 PM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
      Really hope it looks better than the Model X and the Model 3 but I don't have super high hopes . . .
      Yeah, I'm expecting a slightly shrunken Model X profile with Model 3 front end styling. Not what I would consider ideal.

      Does Tesla avoid having spy photos of their cars because they don't test them?

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      03-14-2019 12:26 PM #79
      Someone had a potential Model Y sighting in the Bay area at a test track. Here is the photo



      And the enhanced version


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      03-14-2019 12:38 PM #80
      That's at Treasure Island. That area is a perfect place to hoon, I practice wheelies there lol
      Also, its the same area that they shot the B roll footage for the Model 3.

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      03-14-2019 12:41 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      Does Tesla avoid having spy photos of their cars because they don't test them?
      Kinda - they do their reveals 2-3 years before production, so they reveal the cars before any testing has been done.

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      03-14-2019 12:45 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by Professor Gascan View Post
      Yeah, I'm expecting a slightly shrunken Model X profile with Model 3 front end styling. Not what I would consider ideal.

      Does Tesla avoid having spy photos of their cars because they don't test them?
      You randomly see prototypes here and there, but since the drivetrain is the same as the Model 3, do you really need to test the exact model out in the open?
      Crash tests, and fit/finish issues aside, do they really have the same amount of stuff as a ICE powered car? Probably not.

      Anyway prototypes of the Model X were some really odd looking lifted Model S cars back at the time.

      Quote Originally Posted by AZGolf View Post
      Kinda - they do their reveals 2-3 years before production, so they reveal the cars before any testing has been done.
      Model S was testing under wraps for a bit around here. This was before the reveal of that car though.
      Last edited by Ark6; 03-14-2019 at 12:48 PM.

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      03-14-2019 12:54 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      That's at Treasure Island. That area is a perfect place to hoon, I practice wheelies there lol
      Also, its the same area that they shot the B roll footage for the Model 3.
      Actually from that angle it looks like Alameda, since its south of the bay bridge. The Treasure Island flats sits in front of SF and north of the bay bridge.


      Yeah, I'm expecting a slightly shrunken Model X profile with Model 3 front end styling. Not what I would consider ideal.
      I really have no other expectation aside from this, although curious its why I'm not really going out of my way to search for the reveal.

    10. 03-14-2019 01:57 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by Yuppie Scum View Post
      $20 gps speedometer would be my first mod if I got one
      You'd be surprised how quickly you get used to it and just don't care about it anymore.

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      03-14-2019 02:04 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by spockcat View Post
      Someone had a potential Model Y sighting in the Bay area at a test track. Here is the photo


      ....is that a fire truck? Just in case??

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      03-14-2019 02:19 PM #86
      when is the announcement/unveiling?
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      03-14-2019 02:25 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Shmi View Post
      ....is that a fire truck? Just in case??
      They are dialing in the fire truck targeting system for the autopilot.
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      03-14-2019 02:28 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by texture View Post
      thanks ah well, guess i'll find out tomorrow.
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      03-14-2019 03:17 PM #91
      Ew, a useless crossover coupe thing. Awesome.

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      03-14-2019 03:21 PM #92
      TSLA is up

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      03-14-2019 03:23 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      Ew, a useless crossover coupe thing. Awesome.
      We already knew it would look like that. I'm afraid the sloping back is dictated by aero demands.

    19. 03-14-2019 03:34 PM #94
      Yep, it's going to look like a taller Model 3 with (I predict) a liftback body style. No surprise so far ...

      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      You randomly see prototypes here and there, but since the drivetrain is the same as the Model 3, do you really need to test the exact model out in the open?
      Crash tests, and fit/finish issues aside, do they really have the same amount of stuff as a ICE powered car? Probably not.
      Experience from the mainstream auto industry is ... yes, you do need to do that testing.

      Even in the mainstream auto industry, engines and transmissions are used on multiple models and/or carried over from previous models, so most of the time that's not really what the real world testing is about.

      Zapping the squeaks and rattles and wind noises, fine tuning HVAC performance for all plausible conditions and altitudes and multiple driver preferences, ensuring that the seats remain comfortable for hours with drivers doing what they really do while driving, suspension fine-tuning for conditions outside of those seen in the controlled environment of the test track, are all things that require real world operation in real world conditions.

      You'll never find out what happens when the car is buried in snow and subjected to freezing rain and driven through slush, until you do it for real. Can you still open the doors? Does accumulated slush and snow interfere with suspension or braking? Will the air dam or underbody shielding survive being driven through a snow bank? etc.

      IIRC the Model 3 has an issue with the trunk lid trapping water and then dumping it into the trunk when opened under certain conditions; evidently Tesla never caught that.

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      03-14-2019 03:38 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      We already knew it would look like that. I'm afraid the sloping back is dictated by aero demands.
      Yup kammback, kammtail, truncated airfoil or truncated NACA whatever you want to call it has been proven for decades to be the aero winner.

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      03-14-2019 04:35 PM #99
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      0.35%. Not really up in any significant way. Maybe tomorrow after the introduction.

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      03-14-2019 04:39 PM #100
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      Profile looks fine to me. I've never found the Model 3 particularly attractive but I think the Model Y being taller might actually pull off the look a little better. Better looks? More utility? Only (pure guess here) 10% less range at any given trim level? I think it's going to be a huge winner if they can produce it in volume relatively quickly.

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