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Tesla Model S takes off its clothes, shows us its motor

Tim Stevens
January 10, 2011
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Oh, wow. Are you sure we're ready for this, Tesla? I mean, just last week you wouldn't even let us sit inside your Model S prototype and now... this. You sure we're not moving too fast? A fully naked Model S is on display at the company's booth, bare frame and bare aluminum separated by a Lucite riser, giving us a glimpse at the car's motor nestled between the rear wheels. Take a look at it, barely bigger than the exhaust of a modern musclecar yet powering this thing to 60mph in 5.7 seconds and up to an anticipated maximum 300 mile range. Unfortunately the tangle of wires and other components that'll actually make this thing go are missing, and the paint, but it's still a great view at the simple, obviously Elise-inspired frame that holds it all together.

Gallery: Tesla Model S Disassembled | 23 Photos


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