2016 Tesla Model X Spied on Video, Looks Ready for Production

2016 Tesla Model X production-ready prototype 6 photos
Photo: screenshot from Youtube
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At long last, somebody managed to capture a mildly disguised 2017 Tesla Model X. Youtube user nbkagzw13 uploaded the adjacent video, claiming that the near production-ready mule has been filmed “in Palo Alto,” Tesla’s home.
Considering that the headquarters are located roughly 25 miles from Tesla Motors’ Fremont factory, the place of the spotting does make sense, so we’re not doubting the what nbkagzw13 is telling us. In addition to this, you may remember that Fremont is gearing up for 2016 Tesla Model X production.

The American EV manufacturer recently acquired from Germany-based Durr AG 100 paint robots, 48 handling robots and 26 sealing robots. All 174 robots will be ready to work their magic this summer, a time that coincides with what Mr. Elon Musk promised recently: the “X is done” and it's coming this summer.

But then you look at the clip below and the stills in the photo gallery and it just clicks: this Tesla Model X prototype looks nearly production-ready, except for the enormous gap between the Falcon Wing Doors and the rear door jambs. Regarding the front fascia design, the front grille and the fog lights are remarkably similar to the Model S’ units.

Only the headlights appear to have been styled in a different manner. Don’t mind the BMX X6 and 5-Series GT-alike hunchback because, when all is said and done, this is a 7-seater all-electric CUV with two electric motors, AWD and P85D get-up-and-go. Skip to the 15-second mark and imagine just how fast this thing would accelerate if the test driver would’ve pushed the throttle a tidbit harder.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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