Gonna buy 2 III's,but does not the front look like a duck's bill?
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I agree it's not very attractive let's hope that it gets modified in some way to be a little bit more aesthetically pleasing not a big fan of the grille less design particularly not when it's shaped like that. While electric cars don't require a large Grille opening they do require some air inlet for electronics Cooling and such hopefully they can integrate something that looks better than that
It does have a bit of a duck face, but it looks natural with the euro license plate. Probably looks better with the US plates as well.
It's odd in general to see cars without grilles but it's not really needed on electrics so our design expectations might be changing as we see more pure electrics.
Looks a bit different from a higher camera angle, peering downward. Not impressive at ground level, looking upward.
Here is a quick photoshop job of how it would look without the duck face. It's a bit bland, but feels neutral as the eye will focus on the overall shape of the car and its prettier design elements. The duck face is distracting from certain angles (car appears "angry"), but from other angles the "blunt" front adds character.
I would also think that a smoother nose would help with lowering the drag coefficient.
Looks like I can't insert images here. Sorry.
I hope this helps:
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" they do require some air inlet for electronics Cooling"
"Electronics" cooling? They need an air inlet of some kind for the vent/AC/heater.
The angle of the cameras didn't flatter the front end. A more sculpted front end might help aerodynamics but it could result in a longer car. It looks like the plane in front follows the inner structure of the car and its bumper.
Do a search for this to get a good idea of how large, small, long, short, or tall the vehicle is relative to its environment:
YouTube -- Tesla Model 3 Real Live Footage Spotted in The Wild 02 April 2016 HD Video
I haven't had this much fun (aside from driving my MS) in years!! ;-)
Duck, an M≡ is coming.