Possible Beta X Picture

Possible Beta X Picture

It's on another forum, I won't say which one, but the first word is Tesla, and the last is Club. I'm trying to get past the spam filter. My first post got blocked.
-Vehicle in Freemont lot under cover.
-partially open falcon wings lifting cover enough to see rear door opening.
-no side mirrors
-might have Signature paint
Speculate away!

dimitriimd | October 24, 2014

when the photo was taken ???

PMadFlyer | October 24, 2014

This Tuesday

dimitriimd | October 24, 2014

thank you
he became a handsome man, or
in the back of the same strong slope as before?

PMadFlyer | October 24, 2014

I can't tell, since the falcon wings are slightly open. The doors appear to be push the top of the cover about 6 inches above the roof, using the Rav4 EV as a guide. Something that does stick out to me is the ground clearance, but it could be the angle.

gfb107 | October 24, 2014
TonyInNH | October 24, 2014

This reminds me of those Bigfoot sightings.

Sorry, couldn't resist :)

gfb107 | October 24, 2014

I personally don't think it's a Model X. The rear driver's side door opening that is visible under the cover is much too small to provide access to the third row.

PMadFlyer | October 24, 2014

I think you might be right. I thought about that, but I just now looked at various pictures of the S and X prototype with the rear door open. However, that doesn't explain the uneven lifting of the cover or missing door. Also, there are no side mirrors. Could it be a new mule on the S using the cameras instead of mirrors? It's definitely some variation of S, unless I'm missing something. Is there any evidence of a non-silver Model S with the weight box?

gfb107 | October 24, 2014

Could be a Model S with a roof rack, where the side view mirror and rear door were somehow damaged and have been removed. Or maybe the side view mirrors are just folded in, otherwise they wouldn't be able to get the cover on because the pockets for the mirrors wouldn't reach the mirrors, because of the roof rack.

timf2001 | October 24, 2014

It's definitely a Model S and not a Model X. The visible parts are consistent with what you'd find on the Model S, including the position of the fog lights, the trim under the doors, and the distance and shape of the body panel between the rear door opening and wheel well. The suspension must be in high and there's something on the roof, but it looks too much like a Model S to be anything else.

vandacca | October 24, 2014

Good detective work guys, especially @gfb107. These are definitely signs that reservations holders (desperately) want/need some updates from Tesla.

I for one see this "quiet period" as a good sign that Tesla is hard at work making some last-minute changes to the MX. I'm expecting to be blown away by the new look and features of the MX. The longer they stay quiet, the more I'm expecting.

aljjr2 | October 24, 2014

Not sure.... the rear doors don't seem correct from the X prototype B pillar and opening. The slope of the opening seems to be a Model S by the rear contour of the lower door panel around the wheel well.

Of course there is the possibility of a modification to the rear doors for functional or structural reasons... That could change the entry and egress to the 3rd row, if an X prototype.

What ever the case... Thanks for sharing. It may be something else, but it is all we have for right now.

paradis | October 27, 2014

Regardless of what these pictures are, I've had a couple of conversations with the national sales office very recently and they say they are still hoping for a December, 2014 reveal with first deliveries in "early 2015". They say they are not allowed to confirm any dates until they are ready to reveal.

rossRallen | October 27, 2014

This goes to show how desperate we Model X reservation holders are for any scrap of

It's time to reveal the X or at least TELL US SOMETHING!

Waiting 28 months now for my Sig #508. Many have edited even longer.

rossRallen | October 27, 2014

Crikey that iPhone spell checker is sneaky.

16 months, not 28. And "waited" not "edited".


jjs | October 27, 2014

rossRallen - Pretty funny. You had to edit your post! :)

krissu | October 28, 2014

For sure it's not S. Look at the hood, bumper, height, back length.

NumberOne | October 28, 2014

I do not see the point in speculating about what it may or may not be, since it is not identifiable at all.