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Tesla's long-delayed Model X SUV is testing in California

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It may look like a Prius that's been vomited on by Mad Max, but the vehicle you see in the clip below is probably Tesla's long-delayed Model X SUV. You see, when companies begin stress-testing vehicles, they dress them down with a dodgy paint job and go riding out a deserted airfield, like the one at the old naval base in Alameda. No amount of weird paint, however, could disguise the latest all-electric vehicle to roll off the production line, especially one as long-awaited as the X.

It's been a long road, getting from there to here. The Model X was originally announced back in 2012, but by the start of 2014, issues with the battery meant the date was pushed back to early 2015. Then, back in November, Elon Musk revealed that the company was having difficulty mass producing components for the falcon-winged vehicle, pushing the launch date back to the tail-end of 2015. If the company is feeling bullish enough to let its high-riding whip out in public, then perhaps he'll make that deadline. It looks like, despite the heftier build, that the Model X will still be mightily fast, let's just hope that the company puts Insane Mode as a button right on the steering wheel.

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