News: Elon Musk Gives Preview of Nearly Complete Tesla Model 3

Elon Musk Gives Preview of Nearly Complete Tesla Model 3

Just like a rapper engaged in tweet feud, Elon Musk was working overtime on Twitter this morning, dropping information about the upcoming Tesla Model 3. He even gave a sneak peek of the "release candidate" version of the car, sharing a brief clip of the car driving, which, let's be real, doesn't really tell us anything.

Image by Elon Musk/Twitter

Aside from the video, Musk also revealed the fun fact that the car gots its name after Ford sued Tesla for trying to name it the Model E, which would make the abbreviation of all three of Tesla's vehicles SEX. Now it's S3X. Much more mature and innovative.

Contrary to what the 3 implies, this car is not a newer version of the Model S—it's simply a different car in the Tesla series, one that's smaller and more affordable. Plus, even though the performance version of Model 3 is coming in about a year, the Model S will still be the fastest Tesla, due to the smaller battery in the more economical Model 3.

Image by Elon Musk/Twitter

Musk further attended to the rumor mill, answering car geeks' questions about the upcoming electric vehicle. The car will be rear-wheel drive at first, with all-wheel drive coming out 6 to 9 months later. The Model 3 will also have a single screen "combining [the] instrument cluster and infotainment information in one place."

When one Twitter user questioned the lack of space for instrument cluster information that this would provide, Musk reminded everyone that the future is autonomous:

Image by Elon Musk/Twitter

To keep tabs on what else Musk has to say about the upcoming Tesla model, make sure to check out his Twitter for updates. Starting price for the Model 3 will be $35,000 before incentives.

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