Tesla started building its newest model, the Y, back in January and deliveries started on March 13th. This one was being delivered on the 17th to the couple that live across the street from the house I’m currently working on. It arrived with a driver/deliverer and a Model 3 chase car to presumably bring the delivery driver back to wherever they came from. A couple of days thereafter the Fremont plant that it is produced in was ordered to cease production due to the SF Bay Area’s current shutdown. Hence, what I thought would quickly become a frequent sight around these parts is likely to remain somewhat rare for now.
The opening shot was actually my second shot, taken while driving back home for dinner out the side window. The shot above is actually my first shot, zoomed in, and taken through the shrubs as I was somewhat self-conscious since I don’t know the owners and everybody was outside. Jim Dunne never would have let the camera focus on the twigs instead of the car, but let’s just call it an arty shot and enjoy it.
Personally, after seeing the Y in the metal, I find it to be the best effort yet in the range. The S, while striking, is a little thick in some parts (and getting seriously dated), the X is just odd and puffy, and the 3, while being a handy overall size suffers from too little tumblehome, thus giving it Very Large Head syndrome when viewed head on. This one is proportioned better (all of the above to my eyes at least, your opinion may differ). And while I usually prefer silver wheels, the blue paint on this one with the blacked out trim works quite well with the dark wheels. Love ’em or hate ’em, it’s still a new model which is exciting in any car, have you guys seen any yet?