Elon Musk will be the first to tell you that he can’t stand it when a company rolls out an incredibly intriguing concept car only to remove many of its bells and whistles when it comes time to put the car into production. As the CEO of Tesla, Musk has undertaken to do things a bit different, which is to say that Musk has always strived to ensure that the production model of any Tesla vehicle is better than the concept.
“Really hate it when companies bring out an awesome show car and then you can never actually buy it,” Musk said a few years back. “So lame.”
That being the case, we can expect Tesla to implement such a strategy with the Model 3. So even though we’ll finally be getting a glimpse at the Model 3 later today, Musk took to Twitter and said that Thursday’s unveiling is just part 1 of the show.
“Tomorrow is Part 1 of the Model 3 unveil,” Musk said. “Part 2, which takes things to another level, will be closer to production.”
When pressed further, Musk added that the design of the car will be apparent, but that “some important elements will be added and some will evolve.”
Without question, the entire tech world will be buzzing tomorrow night as Elon Musk will proudly unveil the Model 3 for the first time. And given that the Model 3 has long been the linchpin in Tesla’s EV strategy, the stakes could not be any higher.
@rossbin You will see the car very clearly, but some important elements will be added and some will evolve.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2016