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  • Excellent idea, would take it over Model S!

    101 49.03%
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    71 34.47%
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    I would go for that. I would think the view out the back window would be better than the Model S sedan.

    Though it would have more drag. The more squared off the back end, the more induced drag you get because you get a partial vacuum behind the car that acts as drag. This hasn't been done with a car, but there was an artillery genius named Gerald Bull who discovered a way to increase the range and accuracy of artillery. Artillery shells have a flat back end too and the induced drag was hurting the range and accuracy. However Bull came up with an idea to have artillery shells leak a gas into that void and it improved things dramatically. Today pretty much every country does this with artillery.

    With cars, it might be possible to pump used cabin air or take in air from the front and release it into the space behind the car to eliminate the vacuum. That might eliminate the drag induced from squaring off the back.
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    What about it having the Model X front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1208 View Post
    What about it having the Model X front.
    I have a feeling every car in Tesla's lineup is going to have its own unique nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wdolson View Post
    I have a feeling every car in Tesla's lineup is going to have its own unique nose.
    So do I...

    I have been saying for a long time - long before we saw that TMX nose - that Gen-III/TM3 would not have the same nosecone as the Gen-II/TMS/X.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Model 3 View Post
    So do I...

    I have been saying for a long time - long before we saw that TMX nose - that Gen-III/TM3 would not have the same nosecone as the Gen-II/TMS/X.
    I always felt that they would change noses from the nosecone, but I'm not convinced they will change noses again.
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    They wont go back to nosecones, so it's nonsense that they will change the noses of the nosecone when their is no nosecone with a nose to change. But who knows. No-one knows for sure.

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    Wow!!!! The potential.
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