We've been waiting
for actual photographs of the new pre-production version of the Aptera 2e
to appear so as to have a better look at the transformation
that our favorite flightless bird has undergone
. Renders are nice
, but like the song says, "Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby." We thought they might arrive in an official Aptera newsletter but it seems an avid fan has beaten them to the punch. The Aptera aficionado caught the 2e without its wheelpants on after making the ride to Idealab inside a narrow trailer and whipped out a camera to capture the car inside and out.
Besides taking pictures, the fan (known as "apt2123h" on ApteraForum
) got to ask a few questions and it seems our suspicions about a gas-only model
have now been confirmed. As well, they were told that, "The first vehicles should be to the first people on the waiting list by October." Lots of other questions are answered by the pics in the gallery below.