“I’m not sure anyone should make this car, really. I mean, yeah. There is far more there than is really necessary to sell a car,” Elon Musk says, trailing off. There is a genuine sense of introspection that maybe — just maybe — the Model X is over-engineered, that Tesla took on too much, and that’s why this car is multiple years late to showroom floors.
But having driven this thing today, I think the wait was worth it.
We’re in Fremont, California — home of Tesla’s 5.3 million-square-foot factory — for the official launch of the Model X crossover, a sort of pumped-up Model S that trades a small amount of performance for utility.
But what makes it so amazing?
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From Tesla’s livestream of the event, here’s Musk introducing the Model X:
This article originally appeared on Recode.net.