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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 5th, 2016, 7:04 am
by Mr-914
The space for the grille bugs me too. I get it that the shape is their signature right now though. I think I would have suggested face-lifting the S and changing to something else for the 3 and X.

Purely from a styling point of view, I think it looks like a slightly upmarket Mazda 3. The subtlety of the S works because of its size. On the smaller 3, it looks a bit awkward. Much the same way, in fact, that the Mazda 3 doesn't look nearly as nice the 6.

I love reading Scott's points about the perception of the interior. I've always felt the interior of Teslas look like something the Soviet's would build: spartan, utilitarian, lacking concern for the driving experience.

Having said all of this, the brand is so strong, it probably won't matter.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 5th, 2016, 5:11 pm
by Generatewhatsnext
Horn it, grille it, plate it or winch it...have to do something with it.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 10th, 2016, 5:01 pm
by NURB
You know, with a plate on it, the whole no-show grill thing goes away.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 11th, 2016, 6:12 am
by Mr-914
Chris: I thought you would be more for the viking horns.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 11th, 2016, 9:04 pm
by NURB
Ha! With the Helga Hair, too...Image

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 12th, 2016, 6:51 am
by Mr-914
Classy.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 12th, 2016, 7:34 am
by Dan Lewis
Generatewhatsnext wrote:Horn it, grille it, plate it or winch it...have to do something with it.


I think they were a little desperate in trying to find a solution that didn't look like a Porsche Panamera.

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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 12th, 2016, 11:20 am
by mo-i
Model S facelift fresh out, today. Predict the predictable. No Helga hair.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 12th, 2016, 12:09 pm
by yo


Looks great on the road.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 12th, 2016, 1:23 pm
by Cyberdemon
Generatewhatsnext wrote:Horn it, grille it, plate it or winch it...have to do something with it.


You almost nailed it with your mini grille sketch.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/12/tesl ... -facelift/

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The tiny slit grille works much better here. Makes it feel less like a combustion powered car but gives it that central focus point and helps break up the space (especially when the front plate gets put on).

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 13th, 2016, 7:54 am
by Generatewhatsnext
Cyberdemon wrote:
Generatewhatsnext wrote:Horn it, grille it, plate it or winch it...have to do something with it.


You almost nailed it with your mini grille sketch.

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/04/12/tesl ... -facelift/

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The tiny slit grille works much better here. Makes it feel less like a combustion powered car but gives it that central focus point and helps break up the space (especially when the front plate gets put on).


Yep - that's the one I saw in Car & Driver as well...just feels better.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: April 13th, 2016, 1:02 pm
by NURB
Elon Musk has been pretty vocal of late with "crowd sourcing" design changes. Already changed the trunk/rear glass, and he's mentioned that the interior isn't going to look like that. I wonder if they're waiting to add to the grill after releasing the new S front end? New S looks very nice. Really well done.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 3:32 am
by ralphzoontjens
I like Tesla's design approach to the semi, almost styled like a Ferrari, very low drag and 0-60 in under 6 seconds.
With a 500 mile range (vs 900 for diesel) and 30 minutes for a decent charge, that can revolutionize the over land freight industry.

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The design reminds me a bit of the Superbus, a concept from Dutch astronaut Wubbo Ockels.
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Then the new Tesla Roadster is back, well that's something to get excited about. 0-60mph in under 2 seconds and over 600 miles range. With a design reminiscent of the Dodge Viper, in a good way, that is something I would buy over any Ferrari or Lamborghini.
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Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 8:10 am
by Dan Lewis
ralphzoontjens wrote:
Then the new Tesla Roadster is back, well that's something to get excited about. 0-60mph in under 2 seconds and over 600 miles range. With a design reminiscent of the Dodge Viper, in a good way, that is something I would buy over any Ferrari or Lamborghini.
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The Roadster is nice but I sure don't see any Dodge Viper influence. More Porsche Mission E.

Re: Tesla Model 3, opinions/discussion

PostPosted: November 17th, 2017, 8:24 am
by Mrog
I would have preferred the truck without the second "kink".
Would have been much cleaner in my opinion. Too much sports car DNA for my taste.
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