The Tesla Model X's Falcon Wing doors open even in the tightest spots

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Apple may never buy Tesla, but Tesla’s CEO has fully bought into Apple’s penchant for keynote stagecraft.

At the unveiling of the Tesla Model X SUV, Elon Musk had a lot to show off, but one of the most anticipated features of the new vehicle was its Falcon Wing doors, a close relative to the gull-wing doors that have been a trademark feature on various other cars — most famously on the DeLorean.

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Musk had a surprise for the crowd, though, particularly any doubters about the practicality of such doors in tight spaces. To show how the sensor-laden Model X doors can open even in tight spaces, Musk slipped the Model X in between two other competing SUVs on the stage, simulating a extremely tight parking situation. Then this happened: Read more…

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