Tesla's CEO takes to Twitter with a short clip of a near production ready Model 3, ahead of the finished car's full debut later this year
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has provided us with our first glimpse at a “release candidate” version of the upcoming Model 3 – an all-electric BMW 3 Series rival that will arrive on the roads late in 2017 as Tesla’s most affordable model yet.
The six second clip posted by Musk on Twitter isn’t ground-breaking, but it does reveal that the production Model 3 will stay very true to the pre-production prototype unveiled last March in terms of exterior design. More importantly, it’s a fresh, tantalising glimpse at the new car that will no-doubt whet the appetite of the near 400,000 deposit holders Tesla has secured for its most important vehicle yet.
First drive of a release candidate version of Model 3 pic.twitter.com/zcs6j1YRa4— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 24, 2017
Musk frequently uses Twitter to discuss and tease the Model 3, and the new video clip isn’t the only fresh inside line from the Tesla boss. He has also confirmed that early Model 3s will be rear-wheel-drive only – buyers holding out for the all-wheel-drive dual-motor version will have to wait a little while. Musk explained that in order to keep the production ramp on schedule, the first cars will be the simpler rear-wheel-drive versions.