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Question: Why can’t you show us the inside?

Answer: We asked, but Tesla prefers us not to show up-close shots of the interior, specifically the view of the dashboard, center-stack, or driver’s cockpit. Why? Because while this is a running prototype, it’s not quite finished – and according to Kim, the interior could dramatically change by the time the production Model 3 starts shipping. No need to get people worked up…

Question: Please open the trunk and frunk!

Answer: Sorry, we asked and can’t do that either. Again, this Model 3 isn’t quite ready for primetime.

Question: Where is the charging port?

Answer: Good question! The design intent is for the charging port to be where it is on the Model S – disguised as the left rear taillight. This prototype we have doesn’t have that built in yet, so the charging port is hidden.

Question: Zero to 60, quarter-mile, and top speed?

Answer: We don’t know those numbers either, but Musk did say during the reveal that the Model 3 would hit 60 in under 6 seconds.

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Historically it's the interior that changes the most from prototypes to production cars with Tesla.

We're being led to believe not much will change with the dash and controls because of the production plans being accelerated however Elon's tweets and comments about "spaceship" controls belies that notion.

We'll see what happens but I have faith they will do something interesting.
 

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Historically it's the interior that changes the most from prototypes to production cars with Tesla.

We're being led to believe not much will change with the dash and controls because of the production plans being accelerated however Elon's tweets and comments about "spaceship" controls belies that notion.

We'll see what happens but I have faith they will do something interesting.
Interesting. I'd like to see what's th balance between them stating that it is a "High volume, Low cost car" and Elon stating that it will have "spaceship controls." All I can see them doing is creating a HUD and cleaning up the dashboard.