Nose looks different to me.
In the Wild.
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Dammit give us the reveal already!
More pictures added since I first clicked - def no mustache.
And it there is definitely a strip for indicators across the dash. It looks bigger than I'd seen it from other angles
I'm happy with it!
Electrek readers say that strip is the air vent.
Here's more pictures, definitely looks like the nose and tail have been modified, I like it a lot.
Better photos needed.
I couldn't see anything different about the trunk area or how it opens.
Lock at those door "handles"!
I am glad they didn't add the mustache. It's appears they widended the "top lip" to fill out the front more and drop down more abruptly under the head lights. Makes it appear less like a demented shark.
I saw a clear seam around the outside of the tail light suggesting the taillight is part of the trunk now which would widen the opening.
I must be missing it, but how are you guys seeing a picture of the interior?
What's up with the rear? It almost reminds me of that awful Audi A7 rear
Probably for aerodynamics, I like it.
I wouldn't swear it. Sounds like there's several different versions they built. We'll see in July.
It is different. It's in gloss black. Otherwise............No change.
Teslarati found two extra sensors/cameras?
@PG some of the photos seem distorted to me. They were taken with a burst on iPhone so maybe that's what you're seeing?
Also looks like they took some of the fancy layering out of the headlights. Perhaps its an illusion but it has made them less interesting.
"awful Audi A7 rear"
I really like the A7 rear.
As for the front, the seam at the top is still crisp but what it looks like they did was soften the seam on the sides so it doesn't scream "duckbill" as much.
There is NO badging at all yet on the front, which might be to attempt to disguise it, but the end result is we do not know how they are intending to complete it. Odds are there's no mustache if the plastic bumper needs to be manufactured with an inset in order to affix that piece, though.
Seriously, I have already saved these photos to my phone. This car seriously looks good! Also intrigued they were testing it with a BMW. Just shows how much Tesla wants to beat the driving dynamics of the 3 series.
I am doubting there will be a mustache. On the S/X, the hood opening goes all the way to the edge, ending at the mustache. On the 3 it doesn't. Kind of wondering why they did that.
Any question like that, it's probably best to answer with "Ease of manufacturing".
The front seems slightly tweaked (don't care much because I liked the original one just fine), but the trunk seems to be exactly the same as before.
How's the hatchback coming?
KP in NPT: +1! Exactly.
Link to all photos taken by that guy:
It's a shame he didn't get any interior pictures.
Thanks! Very satisfying to see these.
Also thank you @akgolf.
Nose is shorter than the prototype, but I really like the car. Looks pretty sweet. Can't wait to see the interior.
Definite shelf in the front. Which is good.
All - check out the clip from May 2005 of the Model X test mule. SAME LICENSE PLATE as the model 3 production candidate!!!
@Octagondd, Good eye! I think the trunk area has changed. I put an image of the matte black prototype side-by-side with this new one and there is a clear difference. There was a visible seam above the center portion of the taillight that has now vanished, and a new seam has appeared to the right of that area, indicating that the center of the taillight is now part of the trunk door.
jamilworm: No. It isn't.
You're right there's definitely something different about the light assembly but I'm not sure that it means that the trunk opening has changed. Maybe they've put a charging port on _both_ sides to make things easier for owners that have more than one EV.
All I was saying is that something has changed. And since there is no seam between the light and the trunk door, then the light MUST open with the door, which is a change from the earlier prototypes.
@noleaf4me All Tesla test cars have the same plate. Only one number is issued to one manufacturer.
"All Tesla test cars have the same plate. Only one number is issued to one manufacturer."
So that reinforces that while these cars we'll see before July are (mostly) made on the assembly line they're still not quite production yet. So there still may be cosmetic differences (badging is one) and there still may be super-secret stuff (like the steering wheel and controls) that are not on them.
"All I was saying is that something has changed."
Agreed. Frankly I'm a little disappointed with how little has changed for all the hoopla over "pencils down" last year. A slight tweak to the front bumper and probably widening the opening of the trunk by incorporating more of the headlight and that's it?
Taillight, not headlight.
@mos6507: "A slight tweak to the front bumper and probably widening the opening of the trunk by incorporating more of the headlight and that's it?"
Really that's all I was expecting to change. Well, that and a new steering wheel. As far as I can recall those are the only things Elon every mentioned possibly changing. I know a lot of people started speculating on what SHOULD change, and that morphed into what was GOING TO change, and so now there is disappointment that it didn't change.
"I know a lot of people started speculating on what SHOULD change, and that morphed into what was GOING TO change, and so now there is disappointment that it didn't change."
Yup, that's about right!
New video of the test mule from Waynehttps://www.youtube. com/watch?v=v58FJ9wwCZU
I think Tesla is letting you see a model of proof, not a model of production.
"...the line where the trunk opens snakes down from the roofline, around the edge of the car..."
No. It doesn't. That is a mirror image of the foldout area for the charging port. So that the left side of the car looks the same as the right.