Submitted by mrbarnes on Wed, 2015-09-30 14:22
I thoroughly enjoyed the reveal of the Model X last night! I think it will be an amazing vehicle for Tesla. When it was brought out on stage I had the same reaction as many (big thread on the TMC forums) of the revealed Front end and lack of the "nose cone" from the prototypes. I quickly thought it was one of the test mule cars or that there was a wrap over the front of the car when it was revealed.
It appears (to me) that this was a last-minute change, as it still structurally looks like it would support the nose cone from the prototypes. The hood lines and the lines from the head and fog light areas seem to point in this direction. Even the black opening edge of the hood where the "T" is, is curved per the old nose cone design and doesn't seem to serve a function now.
Although I think this is a beautiful vehicle, it seems that this design element wasn't completed. I dig where they are going with the 'no nose cone' concept, though.
Anyone have similar thoughts/observations?