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    I've never understood the front end design of the Model S. The scowling, frowning, black nose cone which serves no purpose. It looks even worse in the upcoming Model X, and I fear it's gonna be as ugly in the Gen III.

    I so wish they just punted on the whole black nosecone thing altogether, and went without anything -- shave off the 'stache, as it were, and go Studebaker Avanti / Chevy Corvette-style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Premium View Post
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    This, with AWD and perhaps raised a bit (or affordable air suspension), I'd buy in a heartbeat!
    That's pretty cool, imho. I like what he did with it. The front keeps the crash area and hopefully frunk, the back still has a bit of storage but isn't much. Good way to trim overall size without changing the passenger compartment much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason S View Post
    That's pretty cool, imho. I like what he did with it. The front keeps the crash area and hopefully frunk, the back still has a bit of storage but isn't much. Good way to trim overall size without changing the passenger compartment much.
    Too much like the Model S. If Tesla is going to continue with their success they need to be able to design more than one look.

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    I doubt there will be a short hatch, as attractive as that may be, and the GatorEight sketch captures the porportions of what we’re likely to see. I just hope to not see the jowls which are showing up on new ICE designs (I guess because the species is getting a little long in the tooth).
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    Gwgan, like Model X, is almost a wagon. MX Res 8,690.

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    I doubt there will be a short hatch, as attractive as that may be, and the GatorEight sketch captures the porportions of what we’re likely to see. I just hope to not see the jowls which are showing up on new ICE designs (I guess because the species is getting a little long in the tooth).
    My understanding is that those have to do with pedestrian safety protection--I've always thought of them as somewhat Cylon-inspired. I think they are designed to make sure the pedestrian does not submarine under the bumper.

    The MS doesn't really have them, which I suppose could have something to do with the lack of powertrain hardpoints under the "hood"/frunk cover (though note that the recent Porsche designs have them, too).

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