Submitted by Markus Aurelius on January 25, 2011
There's probably a thread on this subject already but couldn't find it - sorry.
Just wanted to say how sorry and disappointed I am to find an entirely re-designed version of the Model S appearing in the "Alpha Hits the Road" video. All the changes are in the finer details and proportions, but the subtle and elegant lines of the prototype (seen in the Gallery section) have been replaced with a very angular and conventional revision that - to me - makes the Model S look like a hatch-back Lexus. Fairly dull and obvious, instead of the nuanced and understated elegance that it was. I know that a certain amount of pragmatism and design-by-committee needed to take place for production, but for me at least the car has lost almost 50% of the arresting and mysterious curb-appeal it once had. Would love to see it return to it's rounder lines and proportions. Mark