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Animated Comparison of Model 3 to Model S Highlights Nuances of Design


The Tesla Model S3 Mid-Morph | Screen Capture from Fotos Hochladen

An excited animator over on Reddit put together an extremely well done comparison of the Tesla Model S to the forthcoming Model 3. The animation has the wheel bases of the vehicles lined up in what appear to be perfect proportions and seamlessly morphs between the two, flagging subtle details that I had not picked up on before.

The Model 3 photo is sourced from the recent MotorTrend photo shoot out at the Gigafactory wherein MotorTrend made some estimates as to dimensions:

“Although exact dimensions aren’t available, our estimates suggest it’ll be a 90 percent scale Model S—6 percent shorter, 4 percent narrower, but about a similar height.”

This kicks out a Model 3 that’s 184 inches long and 74 inches wide. Not a major difference, but noticeable. The large size of the Model S is one thing I don’t like, as I’ve always preferred midsize sedans … or smaller … so the new proportions are a selling point for me.

Looking over the mash-up, I can’t help myself but to analyze each and every little detail. The front wheel to fender distance, the height of the hood, the slope of the windshield … it’s way more fun than it sounds like it would be, or maybe I’m just easily amused.

Take a look at the gif HERE (or a straight transition HERE), but be warned — it’s way more addictive than it has any right to be. 🙂

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