Model X

White Preproduction Test Model X Sighting Friday May 22, 2015 at Fremont Service Center

edited November -1 in Model X
Wow there I was picking up my p85d after having a rim repaired and rear rocket seats installed, a service person nudges me and says, "look there is a model x pulling in." He goes on to tell me, "I have only seen it twice and never with flacon wing doors opened."

I can see White model x on this overcast Friday driving towards me as it enters the service center area. I am struggling to capture every detail I can. First I can see the fog lights as they were not too desguised, the side is pretty much production ready, the rear taillights covered. I wanted to take a picture or capture a video but no go with the service rep next to me. I was amazed at how quiet it was for such a larger footprint than the model s. I my stomach did butterflies as it drove by. I realize how much this vehicle is going to revolutionize the market. A cross between porche caman, mini van and pregnant model s will definitely captivate all three audiences.

I am 6 feet from it had it drives past me, past all of the new Teslas ready for delivery, past the service bays and comes to a stop. It is now 50-75 yards in front of me. Two men exit the from toe seats then the falcon wings ones. First left them right, two more men exit the vehicle. Next thing I know is everyone is I standing in front of it. Then it happens,they pop the front trunk, the entire front end tilts. A few minutes later it drives to the rear of the plant.

It looks good. I could not tell a lot of changes since prototype release but eveynodys says there have been. I am really pumped up to get mine!

It was amazing to see a preproduction vehicle from tesla.
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  • edited November -1
    The Model X is going to sell like mad.
  • edited November -1
    When ever Model X owners are going to open those Falcon Wing Doors, people nearby are going to hound the owner with questions. Get ready for some limelight folks.
  • edited November -1
    @nelson: thanks for the encouraging post for us waiting waiters. Here's a tip for the next time (you could complain about something and bring your car in again). Ask the service rep. if you could take their picture and have them stand where the X is behind them. :-))

    I conclude from your keen observations that there may be a new feature coming for vehicles with smart air suspension. Kind of like the kneeling bus, when you open the frunk, the front end tilts downward for easy access. What next? A car that rocks your baby to sleep while you are plugging in the supercharger cable?
  • edited November -1
    I assume it had side mirrors? Could you tell about the roof-line?
  • edited November -1
    Good idea @george.etc. However, I recommend a pair of glasses with a mini camera in them...at least it works with Mystery Diners!
  • edited November -1
    You can only venture out at night, unless you get swamped by lookie looies
  • edited November -1
    NelsonC, you are the bomb!
    Thanks for the play-by-play.
    so excited!
  • edited November -1
    Very cool report indeed!

    Although I'm going to have to add the requisite internet heckle, POIDH! ;-)

    Cheers!
  • edited November -1
    An elaborate hoax. Everyone knows that Fremont is never overcast. Also, you didn't mention the feeling of utter calm and peace that the X in stills in everyone it encounters.

    You probably saw a Pontiac Aztek with front suspension issues. ;)
  • edited November -1
    I plan on getting attention driving down the hi-way with the flacon wings in "takeoff position".


    Hey. They have insane mode why not that?!?!
  • edited November -1
    Position settings could include:

    Perch
    Soar
    Attack (for performance version only)
  • edited November -1
    @pvesta...with a peregrine clocked at 242 mph... and with you at the helm of the MX...we might have to rename them seagull wings.
  • edited November -1
    One of hidden features might be flapping mode. Model X will flap its doors to fly over traffic emitting a majestic cry helping to save time for its owners.
  • edited November -1
    EC;
    instills
  • edited November -1
    Just know that if anyone names their X "Jonathon" or "JLS", and that especially covers vanity plates, the DMV will call you in for "further testing", tests that cannot be passed.
  • edited November -1
    You are right, the door handles don't line up.
  • edited November -1
    I love this thread
  • edited November -1
    Hmmm, not sure why the first 2 didn't size themselves properly. Sorry!
  • edited November -1
    Brian

    Autocorrect. Moron.
  • edited November -1
    Do you accept all the moronic autocorrects? Maroon.
  • edited November -1
    my autocorrect autocorrects autocorrect to incorrect.
  • edited November -1
    The handles don't line up because the rear door isn't closed all the way. Look at the aft roof line of the door, it's sticking up a bit.
  • edited November -1
    @EternalChampion - Impossible, since every Pontiac Aztec ever sold lives in Pennsylvania.

    At least I feel that way considering how many of those messes I see... vs. how few were ever sold.
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