On Wednesday, Reddit user youyouxue spotted a Model 3 pulling up to the supercharging station in San Mateo, California, one of the busiest in the country, and “jumped straight out of the car and started snapping photos,” they said. The Model 3’s driver was a Tesla employee who works on crash safety, who got to take the vehicle home for a night and was headed back to the company HQ in Palo Alto. After a little hesitation, he let youyouxue snap some shots of the interior of the car and “mentioned that this was pretty much the final design” before the first car is delivered.
The interior looks pretty much like what we’ve seen before, but in much more detail.
Youyouxue also got the best look at the single-screen center display and the sparse dashboard, which doesn’t have an analogue speedometer of any kind. The display looks pretty slick when the car is charging and some other sharp-eyed users pointed out that the tablet has LTE connectivity and dual climate control, alongside a few other possible features.
They also caught a great shot of the charging port.
Elon Musk has said the early configurations of the Model 3 will have a couple options for wheel style, but youyouxue managed to grab a photo of the “aerodynamic” wheel option.
Last but not least, youyouxue was checking out a fully decked-out Model 3, with the full suite of Autopilot cameras installed. Here’s a close up shot of those.
When the car rolls into private garages in late July, we’ll certainly see some exhaustive breakdowns of it, but until then, this is the best look we’ll probably get. Some redditors expressed concern for the employee who let youyouxue take the pictures, fearing he’d get in trouble, but at this point, any pictures of the car are essentially free marketing for Tesla, so it’s unlikely that Elon Musk will be all that mad.