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Old 04-04-2016, 04:14 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The new 'faceless' Tesla Model 3 looked for a design solution for their grill-less nose. Tesla designers saw a unique and elegant design of the Renault Caravelle or Floride, a RWD rear-engined sports car. Ghia Design and Pietro Frua took credit for the concept but many also saw their real clean-front inspiration, the Amphicar!



Elon Musk has been moved by critiques, they are tweaking the front and will have a new nose design.

http://i.imgur.com/bw1S2lp.jpg

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Old 04-04-2016, 04:27 PM   #32 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=NeilBlanchard;510552]They do have aero wheels:

Elon wants to keep this design. https://twitter.com/Model3Owners/sta...162304/photo/1
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The new 'faceless' Tesla Model 3 looked for a design solution for their grill-less nose. Tesla designers saw a unique and elegant design of the Renault Caravelle or Floride, a RWD rear-engined sports car. Ghia Design and Pietro Frua took credit for the concept but many also saw their real clean-front inspiration, the Amphicar!
No love for the Type III?

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This nose looks nearly perfect to me:



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It needs a double row of stainless steel teeth in the lower grille.
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"We don't need no stinking orders! Your 2016 car will be old by the time you get it in 2019-2020" says Bolt EV.

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That picture says it will be worth the wait.

Tesla really know how to do the loft line and daylight opening. The only one I can think of that compares is Aston Martin. Look at the fit of the chrome trim around the side windows and the vertical posts. Not to mention the dark stripe from the grille to mirrors that makes the Bolt look fatter and the unnecessary 'grille-work'.

It makes the Bolt look as old as my Superbeetle.
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:11 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Wondering if they'll have a Model 3 hatchback version...
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Old 04-05-2016, 08:56 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I'm mostly thrilled by what I'm seeing from Tesla, as long as it lives up to what has been announced so far. My main concern is reliability, as I've heard some issues with the Model S, and Consumer Reports removed it from recommended due to reliability concerns. I really don't need the expense or complexity of the door handles that are motor activated.
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I really don't need the expense or complexity of the door handles that are motor activated.
Dodge has been doing them reliably on their minivans for years. I'll trust Tesla's version any day.

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