Remember that Samsonite gorilla test*?

TeslaMondo foresaw a day when the Model X would have to endure bestial trials, e.g. the prodding and poking of beastly, hamfisted members of the press corps or the general public. Well, here’s a real-life example of just that.

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Another angle on this story: Would this car have attracted anywhere near this level of interest if it had ordinary doors? Nope. So take all those “falcon doors were a big mistake” comments and stick ’em up your respective asses. Thanks to those doors, a new Tesla fan is Bjørn every minute.

*Yeah, yeah, it was actually American Tourister and a chimpanzee, but everyone remembers it as Samsonite and a gorilla. In the same vein, lots of people think every Tesla has vertical-opening doors like the Model X. It’s such a strong signature element that some newbies to the brand really do believe it runs through all models. Tesla is all about “the electric cars with those crazy doors.” And Model Y may reinforce that idea.

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2 thoughts on “Remember that Samsonite gorilla test*?

  1. Brian says:

    🙂

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  2. FarmerDave says:

    “a new Tesla fan is Bjørn every minute.”

    I see what you did there. Good job!

    Like

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