• Apr 24, 2014

People pay attention to Steve Wozniak. People pay attention to Tesla Motors. Put the two together, with the bonus of a not-yet-available Model X, and you've got the makings of Twitter gold. This was proven yesterday, when Woz Tweeted a picture of himself with what he said was "our new Tesla!" Excited admirers offered their congratulations and wanted to see the cool Falcon doors in action.

But it was all a dream too sweet. The Model X, after all, isn't due until the end of the year and even an Apple co-founder can't bend time that much. Tech editor at The Street Chris Ciaccia popped the bubble with this Tweeted explanation: "Despite @stevewoz tweeting a pic of him w/the Model X, not his new car. Just a photo op with the display model at that charging station." So, really, "Woz's" Model X could belong to anyone who wants to go to wherever the display model is located and snap a picture.

We would not be surprised, though, if Woz is one of the 12,000 (guesstimated) pre-orders for the Model X. The all-wheel drive, all-electric CUV can hit 60 miles per hour in under five seconds thanks to a powertrain similar to the one in the Model S. Like the popular S, the X will come with either a 60- or 85-kWh battery. You can see the Falcon doors move up and down, digitally, here.


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      Montie
      • 8 Months Ago
      Why is this considered a CUV/SUV? It's more of a sedan-hatch thing with AWD and a little bit of ground clearance, and ridiculously impractical rear doors. Why don't they make a proper SUV and not this thing?
        Spec
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Montie
        It is a CUV. And don't knock the doors until you've tried them. Although they do prevent easy usage of a roof rack.
        Ricardo Gozinya
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Montie
        Just to piss you off.
      r_dezi
      • 8 Months Ago
      Now he can hit the drive through without feeling guilty.
      Barry Hubris
      • 8 Months Ago
      After trying the i3 the other day I look forward to electric cars. Just not tall, cramped ones like the i3.
      Alan Dobson
      • 8 Months Ago
      I think he was a Microsoft co-founder, not Apple. Just sayin.
      charles
      • 8 Months Ago
      Yeah. So......
      bluepongo1
      • 8 Months Ago
      The BEV genie is out of the bottle & the Model X will be the full electric fury.
      KC
      • 8 Months Ago
      Given the non-existent side mirrors you can tell it's still a concept vehicle.
      Master Austin
      • 8 Months Ago
      By the looks of it, he looks like a Tahoe driver..I mean, he doesnt look green/healthy/battery/cutting edge by any means.
        Walt
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Master Austin
        By the looks of it, I think he ate a Tahoe driver.
          Spec
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Walt
          Yeah, he's got to lay off the Segway and walk more.
          Master Austin
          • 8 Months Ago
          @Walt
          Hm you notice how some will down vote you, hmm must be some fatties around here that take personal offfense, opps.
        Montie
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Master Austin
        Why would you insult Tahoe drivers like that?
      mapoftazifosho
      • 8 Months Ago
      By the photo above, it's pretty clear to me that he's not at a supercharger station...haha...got me Steve... Wozniak claimed to have experienced sudden unintentional acceleration in his Toyota Prius back in 2010 when it was cool to bash Toyota. Only to be to find out that this was his adaptive cruise control that he didn't understand how to use...he co-founded Apple, but he sounds just like any old timer that gets past their prime and confused by new technology...and also makes bad jokes...
        mawhalen53
        • 8 Months Ago
        @mapoftazifosho
        He's in the lobby of the Tesla office there. Superchargers located out front.
      Bernard
      • 8 Months Ago
      Silly Woz.
      Sebastian Koch
      • 8 Months Ago
      he can't even use photoshop...
      Brodz
      • 8 Months Ago
      Steve needs an SUV to fit into these days.
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