When Q introduced a tricked-out Lotus Esprit S1 — the one lurking in Tesla’s design studio as we speak — to James Bond in “The Spy Who Loved Me,” he mentioned the car’s “rather special accessories.” Well, Tesla just told bankers at a conference that Model X has “surprisingly unique” features. Uncannily parallel language, eh?
We’ve already seen the Model X’s trick rear winglet. But something else is going on with the fickle second row seat, beyond “sculptural beauty.” It must have unique functions, and those functions are hard to “get right” as Musk has observed. See, it’s not hard to “get right” the installation of a vehicle seat, no matter how pretty it is. You bolt the darned thing in place. Clearly this second row Model X seat is more than pretty. It’s alive somehow. But how?
Oh, and regarding the dilution of shares from the additional offering — it’s obviously no match for the shock and awe of Model X. The mere mention of “surprisingly unique” features erased dilution concerns and caused a nice boost in share price.