Look at those non-existent panel gaps!

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Good. I walked past a parked Model S P90D the other day, and the otherwise sexy car had such disgusting panel gaps around the trunk. It really ruins it.
 

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Isn't this the clay model? I'm guessing that's why the panel gaps are tight.
 

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The date of the video being March 17th 2017, i'm wondering where and when this (albeit clay model) was on display?!
 

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The date of the video being March 17th 2017, i'm wondering where and when this (albeit clay model) was on display?!
its at the Gigafactory (from being on display last summer).
Here's the silver alpha sitting at about the same place
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its at the Gigafactory (from being on display last summer).
Here's the silver alpha sitting at about the same place
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Yes, and this is again a case of a date on a YouTube video being misleading as this was originally published close to 6 months ago, as is if I remember correctly... :)
 

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If it is the same clay Model, the one with no bottom, I remember that.
If it's the case my apologies and you can remove the post.
I was so impressed with the finish.... :)
 

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Isn't this the clay model? I'm guessing that's why the panel gaps are tight.
Are we talking about the red prototype?
It's not clay. It's body panels mounted to a wood-and-metal frame.
 

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Isn't this the clay model? I'm guessing that's why the panel gaps are tight.

It is a model, not a real car. It is made by attaching actual body panels to a wood frame. NO CLAY was used.

It's lack of panel gaps is not relevant since it is not a real car.
 

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Are we talking about the red prototype?
It's not clay. It's body panels mounted to a wood-and-metal frame.
What would cause the drooping side mirrors when it was out in the sun during the investor event?

model-3-red-6.png
 

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What would cause the drooping side mirrors when it was out in the sun during the investor event?
A non-heat-tolerant plastic used for mockups.

Additionally, I've never seen a painted clay model, or one with windows installed.
 

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While I highly doubt it will ever be available, I would love this color paint...
 

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What would cause the drooping side mirrors when it was out in the sun during the investor event?

model-3-red-6.png

I asked and that static display was fibreglass panels on a steel structure. Everything is a mockup on that one.

The silver alpha car was real but it also had fibreglass body panels.
 

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