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A 'refreshed' Tesla Model S may have been spotted in the wild

By Polycount ยท 12 replies
Jun 17, 2019
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  1. Though Tesla might be struggling a bit in the financial department, that hasn't hindered the carmaker's future ambitions in the slightest. In addition to working hard to lower the price of its "mass market" Model 3 (which can now be had for about $35,000), Tesla continues to develop new vehicle models for its line-up.

    We know the company is working on a semi truck and a "Model Y" crossover, but now, according to an article from Electrek, we may also have reason to believe there's a Tesla Model S "refresh" in the works. This idea came from Tesla Motors Club member "Vinc," who on Friday posted a thread detailing an encounter he had with a mysterious Tesla vehicle in Hawthorne, Los Angeles.

    The vehicle was covered by what appears to be a black matte wrap, but despite this, Vinc and other Tesla fans say the car doesn't seem to resemble the Model 3 or Model Y. Additionally, from the (admittedly low quality) images and video Vinc has provided, the mystery vehicle is far too small to be a Model X.

    Compared to existing Model S cars, there are a few noticeable differences here. Specifically, Vinc says the car's headlights were larger, and the taillights (which he saw in his rear view mirror) were also bigger and higher up than usual. Furthermore, the rear end as a whole seems to resemble the Model S' raised aesthetic.

    Of course, Vinc's encounter with the car was brief, and he openly admits that its unique appearance may have simply been the result of a "sloppy wrapping job."

    However, the idea that it may be a Model S refresh was further reinforced when a Model 3 (with a similar matte wrap) followed quickly behind it -- the 3 allowed Vinc to more accurately discern the differences between the two cars. "I will eat my hat if this is not a prototype," Vinc joked in one post, to illustrate the level of confidence he has in his theory.

    Obviously, despite Vinc's beliefs, this is all just conjecture. Tesla has not officially confirmed a Model S refresh as of yet, so feel free to take this information with a grain of salt for the time being.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,478   +3,036

    Q: What kind of dash camera takes pictures this bad?
    A: The one intended to obfuscate the truth on purpose.

    Classic hoax.
    fluffydestroyer and Fearghast like this.
  3. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Guru Posts: 414   +265

    What is this Bigfoot quality nonsense? I don't know a single person who has a phone camera that bad right now. Even bargain phones have better cameras than that. I don't believe for a second this is a newer version. Even if this is a dashcam, even the cheapest versions look better than this.
    Fearghast likes this.
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,390   +3,779

    Chot it, chot it!!!!!!!
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,401   +627

    I think it should be Choot it! :)
  6. Tstyln

    Tstyln TS Rookie

    Yeah dude this is a regular Model S, go watch the video posted on TMC (electrek had post the link in their article) the car has the CA Clean Air Stickers on the back, this is an older Model S with a newer wrap...case closed
  7. MasterMace

    MasterMace TS Booster Posts: 84   +42

    Just a taurus. The raised rear of Ford is easily distinguishable
  8. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,993   +2,290

    The ultimate mastery of understatement! :laughing:
  9. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,240   +901

    In 2019, when people have 4K video camcorders in their cellphone... we still get grainy photos and videos of ufos, Big Foot and the Loch Ness monster.
  10. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,993   +2,290

    IMO, using the term camera with cellphone is an oxymoron.
  11. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,240   +901

    no it isn't.
  12. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,240   +901

    Looks like a Model Y - which is still in pre-production
  13. fluffydestroyer

    fluffydestroyer TS Booster Posts: 81   +41

    the same which they "try" to take alien spaceships with lol

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