Tesla Motors Inc is hard at work trying to build enough units of its new car, the pure EV SUV Model X, to get them to those who have booked it, but boss Elon Musk already has his version of the car. Musk managed to secure the first release unit of the Model X, with VIN #1. That’s something he didn’t manage on the release of the Model S. The first unit of that car went to Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson. Mr. Musk was spotted recently showing that car off.
The above picture, which was posted to reddit by user Bet_TSLA, shows Mr. Musk giving a look at his special Model X to what is apparently Jon Favreau and Rick Rubin. This happened, according to the reddit post, at Malibu pier in California.
Looking at the Tesla Motors Model X
Elon Musk is very proud about a couple of the features of the Model X, including the falcon wing doors that he’s showing off in the above picture. Those doors are one of the signature features of the Model X. Tesla Motors as are the seats, which Elon Musk says are “sculptural.”
Those seats have been a problem for some of those that booked the Model X, and the lack of the ability to fold is apparently the reason that some have cancelled their booking. Despite those problems the car is going to draw a whole lot of interest, especially when Mr. Musk is driving. Now all we have to do is wait for the firm to actually build and ship units to people who aren’t Mr. Musk.
Model X release date still not clear
It seems that Tesla Motors has still only built and shipped six units of the Model X. That’s not exactly enough to get the firm to its goal of 50,000 units sold in 2015, but Elon Musk and his team are working hard on making that a reality.
Tesla Motors Club forums member Bonnie has reservation number 2 for the Model X Signature edition, and she still hasn’t gotten her hands on the car. The cars that Elon Musk gave out at the event were the special Founder’s Edition, but it appears that no one outside that founders group, which is made up of Tesla friends and investors, will get the car for some time.
We don’t know when Tesla Motors will start to ship the Model X properly, but those with money behind the firm are getting antsy about the release. Shares in Tesla have been on a rough run since the launch event for the Model X. Wall Street is worried about the price the car is selling for right now, and the lack of info on the real release date for the car.
The Model X looks like a great car, but that’s not enough for Tesla Motors to succeed. It may be the “hardest car to build in the world,” but in order to secure the support of Wall Street the firm needs to actually build the car. Investors are waiting for Bonnie to get her Model X, and the full rollout may be the only thing that relieves some of the pressure on Wall Street.