Tesla’s affordable new Model 3 electric car is the talk of the town at the moment, but you can’t actually play with a real one just yet. More than 400,000 excited fans already paid $1,000 towards the purchase of a Model 3, which is an impressive accomplishment for the relatively young carmaker (even though not all of them will end up buying the Model 3). One especially eager Model 3 buyer took it upon him to build the first interactive 3D render of the Model 3, and it’ll keep you occupied while you wait for the Model 3 to become a reality.
“The model is recreated entirely from the few number of photos and launch video. This was done before the MotorTrend exclusive, so there are some inaccuracies. Took me about 2 weeks,” 3D artist Mike Pan said about the model in the following interactive render:
The 3D render lets you look at the car from all angles, and you can zoom in or out to inspect certain design details. There’s even a VR mode that lets you explore the Model 3 in virtual reality. Unfortunately, you can’t go inside the car – this is based on available pictures, after all.
Tesla said a few days ago that the Model 3 design has not been finalized, which means we can expect various updates by the time Tesla starts mass-producing it. Tesla CEO Elon Musk also told analysts that the Model 3 will take another six to nine weeks before final engineering decisions are all made.