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A super-double-secret source deep within the bowels of the Tesla Motors engineering operation in San Carlos CA, has risked life and job to provide you, the readers of AutoblogGreen, with an early look at the upcoming Model S. While Tesla claims that unlike the Roadster, the Model S is a new, from-the-ground-up design. Nonetheless, the Model S clearly draws design inspiration from other cars, although those elements have been blended in a remarkably seamless fashion. Like the Dodge Magnum powertrain mule we saw a few days ago, the Model S appears to have a very long wheelbase. Overall, its shape is very aerodynamic, but judging from the large front air intakes, the latest battery pack still requires quite a bit of cooling. While the design has reportedly been approved for production in 2010 by Elon Musk and the board, some additional tweaking is still possible before Job 1. It sure would be interesting to see how Henrick Fisker's proposal compared to this one. Follow the jump for more secret details on Model S.

[Source: Wouldn't you like to know!]
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      • 6 Years Ago
      My first thaughts were, "I 've been waiting all this time for this fugly thing?" The prius back gave it away. You had me going for a sec, ya jerks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Reminds me of a joke made in an episode of the "The Real Ghostbusters!" cartoon series. Looking at a car they had just built Ray commented, "It doesn't look that bad to me. I have a suit that color." "Ray, that's why you're such a sad and lonely little man."

      Later, when the gremlins they'd been trying to catch saw the same car one remarked to another, "It doesn't look that bad to me, I have a suit that color." "Schnarzwap, that's why you're such a sad and lonely little gremlin."
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great. They grafted a Toyota Pris' box onto a Ferrari front end.

      Please tell me all these people didn't really fall for this photoshop hoax. It isn't even done well. Look at the front wheel well. Jeez.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a beetle (a type of insect, not the VW car).
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is that an Elius or a Prelise?

      Is that the same photo that leaked out on April 1st?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Jokes are supposed to be funny.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You didn't think that was funny? I did. Nice job on the photochopping! I wonder if Siry will comment on this? :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      That thing looks like an ugly red frog. That photochopper got me laughing. It´s hard to smile these days.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Fake! It's a Toyota Prius with a Lotus Elise front end photoshopped on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hmm, it's missing something. Maybe a big high ricer wing on the back?

      No, I've got it! Just mount a couple big 'ol Caddy tailfins and it would be perfect!

      Some skirted rear wheels would be cool too, probably a good after market option.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And lots of chrome.
        • 6 Years Ago
        it must also have a little ball on the antenna, and a bubble roof
      • 6 Years Ago
      The problem with that "chop job" is that it has no engine!

      How about the leftovers with the Prius engine in front, and the Elise engine in back. (Come to think of it you end up with two DOHC Toyota I4s)

      Reminscent of the "Porschius".
      http://www.core77.com/blog/images/idsa2b.jpg
        • 6 Years Ago
        It doesn't need an engine it is electric it uses a motor dumbass
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, 'insider', I know. But the Prius is FWD with eMotor in front. So a straight chop like that wouldn't have any eMotor either.
        Yeah, yeah someone could retrofit an eMotor in the front or back. I was just being mockingly serious about such a silly project to sustain the joke and critique it as if it was a serious effort.

        Alexandre's last name is Dumas by the way.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Slow day at the Xblogs?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah, 'insider', I know. But the Prius is FWD with eMotor in front. So a straight chop like that wouldn't have any eMotor either.
      Yeah, yeah someone could retrofit an eMotor in the front or back. I was just being mockingly serious about such a silly project to sustain the joke and critique it as if it was a serious effort.

      Alexandre's last name is Dumas by the way.
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