First photo of Tesla Model 3 production car, Musk gifted rights to serial #1

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  1. gene

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    Tesla has completed the first production build of the Model 3, according to a tweet by CEO Elon Musk. The announcement comes less than a week after Musk revealed that production of the highly anticipated electric car was two weeks ahead of schedule and the first “SN1”, or serial number 1 car, would be completed on Friday, July 7.

    The serial tech entrepreneur also revealed in Saturday’s tweet that venture capitalist and Tesla board member Ira Ehrenpreis holds rights to own the first Model 3 off the production line. However, Musk noted that Ehrenpreis gifted his rights to own the exclusive serial number 1 car to Musk for his 46th birthday.

    Musk owns the first production Tesla Roadster, Model X, and will soon own the first Model 3 once “883840893253451780[/MEDIA]]final checkout” is completed. Tesla board member and serial investor Steve Jurvetson owns the first Tesla Model S production car.

    Musk also shared a black and white photo of the first Tesla Model 3 rolling off the production line at the Fremont factory.

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    Tesla will deliver the first thirty Tesla Model 3 vehicles to customers in a “handover party” on Friday, July 28.

    With likely 400,000 Model 3 reservations in the books, Tesla will likely do a slow rollout of the Model 3 Design Studio, starting on July 28 and over the subsequent weeks by reservation sequence. As confirmed during Tesla’s recent annual shareholder’s meeting, the initial online configurator will provide buyers with a choice of color and wheel type. “It’s kinda gonna be like what color do you want, and what size do you want? That’s basically gonna be the configurator” said Musk.

    Tesla will initially produce single motor rear wheel drive versions of the Model 3 followed by a dual motor and performance variant in 2018. Initial buyers will be given a choice between 18″ or 19″ wheels and paint color.

    Though Musk’s photo of the first Model 3 “SN1” car was purposely posted in black and white, leaving fans with an element of mystery, a picture posted onto Facebook by Tesla Model S owner Nan Lin, who spotted the first production Model 3 while Supercharging at the Fremont factory, may have stole some of that thunder.

    “As I charged my Model S P90D at Tesla’s Fremont factory, THE FIRST EVER production Model 3 pulls up for a photo shoot! This was confirmed by members of TESLA Owners Worldwide and 883900030163324930[/MEDIA]]Elon Musk‘s twitter post!” said Nan.

    Updated: Musk also shared a picture of the gorgeous black Model 3 in full color.

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    Article: First photo of Tesla Model 3 production car, Musk gifted rights to serial #1
     
  2. DaveBG

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    Go Tesla! Lets hope there will be no problems I am sure even though the rush the car is well tested and will perform as expected.
     
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    Loads of fender/wheel gap. Hope that changes or it's an illusion.
     
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    It's quite reassuring to see that pe-trolls must now rely on such ridiculous assertions.
     
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    I'd predict that in about 50 years that Tesla SN1 will be worth several million dollars at the very least. What an investment!
     
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    I want to see the interior quality. Will probably have to wait till the 28th to see
     
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    Actually, with respect, Kurt, we can probably strike the word 'probably' from that sentence... :D
     
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    I don't get it. Here we are talking about a people's car with a revolutionary new and different drive train, and folks are worried about "wheel gap" and "interior quality"? I sincerely hope Tesla has been smart enough to make the suspension and interior no more notable or expensive than those of a Chevy Bolt, a Toyota Prius, or a VW eGolf. If you want oversized wheels and an luxurious interior, the quick way is via MS and MX performance models with executive seating, and anteing up the six figures for such frills. Although, I'm sure there will eventually be ways to spice up a M3, even if one has to go after market.
     
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  9. ScottR

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    Loads? Looks about the same as a stock BMW 328i. If you want less gap, have the car lowered. bmwtesla.jpg
     
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