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Click above to view enhanced version of Tesla Model S teaser

Over at Jason Calacanis' blog, a new teaser shot of the Tesla Model S has surfaced that shows a bit more detail of the car's greenhouse profile. According to Jason, the photo was emailed to buyers of the Signature 100 cars, of which he is one. We got our first glimpse of the new car last week but this one shows more. Most of the car appears to be hidden in this image but there are details if you know how to look. A visit to the curves adjustment in Photoshop reveals the same fender trim seen on the earlier shot as well as the wheels. In the adjusted version, the door handles and side glass profile are also visible, as is the glass roof. We don't know at this point if the glass roof will be part of the production model, although it could be problematic for an EV. The extra thermal load would have the air conditioning working harder and thus cut into the range. You can check out the enhanced photo after the jump.

Tesla has opened the reservation list for the Signature Series and Jason is so happy with his Roadster that he has decided to order two Model S Signature Series sedans. Right now, only early adopters of the Roadster can get on the list for a $40,000 refundable deposit. Following the March 26 reveal, anyone will be able to order one for a $10,000 deposit, and if you already own a Roadster, you'll get $10,000 off the price of a Model S. Don't forget the enhanced version of the Model S teaser after the jump. Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

[Source: Calacanis.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      How is Tesla able to achieve the $49.900 price tag?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a gay pile of crap...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I hope the interior is up to par. The roadster's interior is pure crap. I am strongly considering purchasing one. But I wish it has a longer range and an gas engine as a backup. It was a stupid decision on their part to remove the gas generator.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hehe.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It looks like a fusion between the Fisker Karma and the Aston Rapide.
      As long as they don't f#@% up the front and rear, I like it so far.


        • 6 Years Ago
        That's what I thought it reminded me of, but could only think of the Aston
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks like a Rapide right now...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I thought it looked like a Mazda 6
        • 6 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You mean like Chrysler?
      • 6 Years Ago
      LOL
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nowadays in the current market it is difficult to acquire investment funding, so companies like Tesla need to use tricks to acquire 'operating cash' (like huge $40K deposit from customers for future model that no one for sure when, if ever, will deliver.)

      I hope Tesla survives, but the $40K deposit trick seems it is really running low on 'operating cash' whether it will admit it or not...

      • 6 Years Ago
      When do you think Tesla will file for ch.11 and those who gave those refundable deposits get screwed because Tesla won't be able to give them their money back?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Even Jalopnik posts Tesla news, and they in general are a lot more critical of Tesla (their other website Valleywag is the one who always gets internal leaks from Tesla).

      They are still the only ones who have a highway capable EV for sale right now, which I think is a pretty good accomplishment for a small company.

      Around 200 examples of them are out there now, and by the end of the year there should be 1000+.
      • 6 Years Ago
      considering the first testla wasn't anything unique, this one hardly will stand out among the crowd.
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