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Tesla Model X Falcon Wing automatic doors opening and closing in the wild


‘Wild’ may be an exaggeration but at the Tesla plant in Fremont, a spy caught a prototype Model X opening and closing (video below) its Falcon Wing doors . The spies seemed to be concerned about the door closing mechanism, and many of the mules we’ve seen have had partially opened doors,  but it is unlikely that this is the final design/spec.

In any case, we’ll be live on the Model X launch on the 29th, come back and join us!

(via perusing the various Tesla forums and groups on Facebook)

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  1. Matt - 8 years ago

    I hope it’s not the final spec, or I will not be parking next to a model x

    • luckydcxx - 8 years ago

      I was curious about that also. It seems like it doesn’t come out further than a regular door though.

      Except if you need to squeeze out a regular door you don’t have to open it all the way.

    • It has sensors in the doorskin to avoid touching nearby cars. You’re not the first to worry about this, and Tesla designed it with this in mind.

  2. Keef Wivaneff - 8 years ago

    Screech. OK kids, this is where you get out.
    Can’t open the back doors once I go in the car-park.
    Don’t ****ing argue with me GET OUT.
    (pushes button)
    Creak,,uurrk creak KABOOM
    Oh sorry lady.
    Here, let me help you.
    That’s an ugly looking gash.
    Your head’s not looking real good either.

    Run along kids, go and buy yourselves some Coke.
    That dude with the dreadlocks over there can probably give you some


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